Enantioselective intramolecular formal [2 + 4] annulation of acrylates and α,β-unsaturated imines catalyzed by amino acid derived phosphines
Chi, Robin Yonggui
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
The first chiral phosphine-catalyzed activation of acrylates for intramolecular formal [2 + 4] reactions with unsaturated imines is described. The catalytic reactions afford N-heterocycles with exceptionally high diastereo- and enantioselectivities. The [2 + 4] products are amenable for further transformations to useful molecules such as chiral piperidines and multicyclic structures.
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