An asymmetric domino Michael/Michael reaction of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes 1 and α-acetyl-β-substituted-α,β-unsaturated esters 2 catalyzed by diphenylprolinol silyl ether was developed. This is a formal carbo [4+2] cycloaddition reaction affording penta-substituted cyclohexanes having the three continuous chiral centers with excellent diastereo- and enantioselectivity.
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