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Title: Carbene-catalyzed atroposelective synthesis of axially chiral styrenes
Authors: Yan, Jia-Lei
Maiti, Rakesh
Ren, Shi-Chao
Tian, Weiyi
Li, Tingting
Xu, Jun
Mondal, Bivas
Jin, Zhichao
Chi, Robin Yonggui
Keywords: Science::Chemistry
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Yan, J., Maiti, R., Ren, S., Tian, W., Li, T., Xu, J., Mondal, B., Jin, Z. & Chi, R. Y. (2022). Carbene-catalyzed atroposelective synthesis of axially chiral styrenes. Nature Communications, 13(1), 84-.
Journal: Nature Communications
Abstract: Axially chiral styrenes bearing a chiral axis between a sterically non-congested acyclic alkene and an aryl ring are difficult to prepare due to low rotational barrier of the axis. Disclosed here is an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalytic asymmetric solution to this problem. Our reaction involves ynals, sulfinic acids, and phenols as the substrates with an NHC as the catalyst. Key steps involve selective 1,4-addition of sulfinic anion to acetylenic acylazolium intermediate and sequential E-selective protonation to set up the chiral axis. Our reaction affords axially chiral styrenes bearing a chiral axis as the product with up to > 99:1 e.r., > 20:1 E/Z selectivity, and excellent yields. The sulfone and carboxylic ester moieties in our styrene products are common moieties in bioactive molecules and asymmetric catalysis.
ISSN: 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27771-x
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