Asymmetric hetero-diels–alder reaction of Danishefsky’s dienes with α-carbonyl esters catalyzed by an indium(III)–PyBox complex
Date of Issue2013
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
An efficient catalytic enantioselective hetero-Diels–Alder reaction of Danishefsky’s dienes with α-carbonyl esters using a chiral In(III)–pybox complex has been demonstrated. This protocol offers several advantages, including mild reaction conditions, relatively low catalyst loading, and good to excellent enantioselectivities. Furthermore, the absolute configurations of the new alkynyl-containing products were determined by CD spectra in combination with TD-DFT calculations.
Chemistry and Biological Chemistry