Glad to announce our most recent publication at the Journal of the American Chemical Society in this brand new 2019 year, entitled "Palladium-catalyzed, enantioselective formal cycloaddition between benzyltriflamides and allenes: Straightforward access to enantioen-riched isoquinolines" and authored by X. Vidal, J. L. Mascareñas and M. Gulías, is already available as just accepted manuscript.
Abstract:Benzyl and allyltriflamides can engage in Pd-catalyzed oxidative (4+2) annulations with allenes, to produce highly valuable tetrahydroisoquinoline or dihydropyridine skeletons. The reaction is especially efficient when carried out in presence of designed N-protected amino acids as metal ligands. More importantly, using this type of chiral ligands, it is possible to perform desymmetrizing, annulative C-H activations of prochiral diarylmethylphenyl amides, and thus obtain the corresponding isoquinolines with high enantiomeric ratios.
External link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.8b12636