1,4-addition of organocuprates (Gilman reagents) to enones

by James

Description: Organocuprates (aka “Gilman reagents”) will add to alpha beta unsaturated ketones to give 1,4-addition products (aka “Michael addition” products). Acid is added at the end to neutralize the compound.
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Karhtik Devaraj January 25, 2013 at 9:54 am

In this above reaction why the copper add to 1,4 carbon not to the carbonyl?

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