Regio- and Enantioselective Intermolecular Hydroacylation: Substrate-Directed Addition of Salicylaldehydes to Homoallylic Sulfides

We report a Rh-catalyzed, regio- and enantioselective intermolecular olefin hydroacylation under mild conditions. Hydroacylations between homoallylic sulfides, containing a substrate-bound directing group, and salicylaldehyde derivatives occur in the presence of a spiro-phosphoramidite ligand, (<i>R</i>)-SIPHOS-PE, to give α-branched ketones in >20:1 selectivity and up to 97% ee. Our conditions are also applicable to the asymmetric intermolecular hydroacylation of 1,2-disubstituted olefins.