α-Olefins as aliphatic terminal alkenes could be obtained easily from
numerous contemporary synthetic reactions as well as petrochemical
industry, and also found in natural products. Compared to the alkenes
attaching the directing groups or activating group, the catalytic
asymmetric reaction of unactivated terminal alkenes presents great
challenges due to the weak electron effect and small steric hindrance
effect. This review mainly summerizes the latest progress of the
asymmetric reaction of unactivated terminal olefins since 2016.