Highly Enantioselective Cascade Transformations by Merging Heterogeneous Transition Metal Catalysis with Asymmetric Aminocatalysis
2012 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 2, 851- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The concept of combining heterogeneous transition metal and amine catalysis for enantioselective cascade reactions has not yet been realized. This is of great advantage since it would allow for the recycling of expensive and non-environmentally friendly transition metals. We disclose that the use of a heterogeneous Pd-catalyst in combination with a simple chiral amine co-catalyst allows for highly enantioselective cascade transformations. The preparative power of this process has been demonstrated in the context of asymmetric cascade Michael/carbocyclization transformations that delivers cyclopentenes bearing an all carbon quaternary stereocenters in high yields with up to 30: 1 dr and 99% ee. Moreover, a variety of highly enantioselective cascade hetero-Michael/carbocyclizations were developed for the one-pot synthesis of valuable dihydrofurans and pyrrolidines (up to 98% ee) by using bench-stable heterogeneous Pd and chiral amines as co-catalysts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 2, 851- p.
Research subject Organic Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-83802DOI: 10.1038/srep00851ISI: 000311100900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-83802DiVA: diva2:577169
FunderSwedish Research Council