Abstract: A practically feasible, diastereoselective conjugate addition–
elimination reaction of a chiral nickel(II) complex of glycine 1
with allylic acetates 2 is described. The reaction pathway was successfully
controlled, and the desired formation of a carbon–carbon
bond was exclusively obtained with high diastereoselectivity. This
reaction is an attractive route for the asymmetric synthesis of previously
unavailable chainlike glutamic acid derivatives.