Copper sulfate-catalyzed asymmetric 1,4-addition of amido-functionalized allylboronates to maleimides in water
Tetsuya Sengoku, Takuto Kajihara, Mari Inaba and Hidemi Yoda
Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry  2022, 11, e202100773. (DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.202100773) 

A new application of amido-functionalized allylboronates to asymmetric 1,4-addition in water has been developed. Extremely high enantioselective 1,4-addition was achieved by employing N-mesityl maleimide as a substrate under CuSO4/bis(oxazoline) catalysis, affording the adduct with >99% ee.