Journal article

A Reductive-Coupling plus Nazarov Cyclization Sequence in the Asymmetric Synthesis of Five-Membered Carbocycles

Daniel J Kerr, Jonathan M White, Bernard L Flynn

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2010

Abstract

Palladium-mediated hydrostannylation of alkynoyl compounds is combined with Stille-Scott cross-coupling (reductive-coupling) to give one-pot access to divinyl and aryl vinyl ketones, which undergo Nazarov cyclization to give cyclopentenones upon treatment with acid. This reaction sequence has been studied with a variety of different substitution patterns, including the use of oxazolidinone auxiliaries to achieve torquoselectivity in the Nazarov cyclization. Through a combination of good yields and moderate to good levels of stereochemical induction, this approach affords efficient, convergent, and asymmetric access to a variety of different cyclopentanoid systems.

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