Another publication by the group in ACS Catalysis


"Enantioselective Palladium-Catalyzed [3C + 2C] and [4C + 3C] Intramolecular Cycloadditions of Alkylidenecyclopropanes" by F. Verdugo, L. Villarino, J. Durán, M. Gulías, J. L. Mascareñas and F. López is already available on-line

ABSTRACT: We report a highly enantioselective [3C + 2C] intramolecular cycloaddition of alkylidenecyclopropanes (ACPs) and alkenes. The best results are obtained by using sterically demanding chiral phosphoramidite ligands derived from Vapol. Moreover, we also show that related, but less bulky, phosphoramidites can also lead to very effective [4C + 3C] cycloadditions when dienes, instead of alkenes, are used as reacting partners. The reactions provide a practical, simple, and selective access to optically active, synthetically appealing 5,5- and 5,7-bicyclic systems.

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