Catalytic Regio- and Stereoselective Reactions for the Synthesis of Allylic and Homoallylic Compounds
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis is focused on two main areas of organic synthesis, palladium-catalyzed functionalization of alkenes and allylic alcohols, as well as development of new allylboration reactions.
We have developed a palladium-catalyzed selective allylic trifluoroacetoxylation reaction based on C−H functionalization. Allylic trifluoroacetates were synthesized from functionalized olefins under oxidative conditions. The reactions proceed under mild conditions with a high level of diastereoselectivity. Mechanistic studies of the allylic C−H trifluoroacetoxylation indicate that the reaction proceeds via (η3-allyl)palladium(IV) intermediate.
Palladium-catalyzed regio- and stereoselective synthesis of allylboronic acids from allylic alcohols has been demonstrated. Diboronic acid B2(OH)4 was used as the boron source in this process.
The reactivity of the allylboronic acids were studied in three types of allylboration reactions: allylboration of ketones, imines and acyl hydrazones. All three processes are conducted under mild conditions without any additives. The reactions proceeded with remarkably high regio- and stereoselectivity.
An asymmetric version of the allylboration of ketones was also developed. In this process chiral BINOL derivatives were used as catalysts. The reaction using γ-disubstituted allylboronic acids and various aromatic and aliphatic ketones afforded homoallylic alcohols bearing two adjacent quaternary stereocenters with excellent regio-, diastereo- and enantioselectivity (up to 97:3 er) in high yield. The stereoselectivity in the allylboration reactions could be rationalized on the basis of the Zimmerman-Traxler TS model.
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Stockholm: Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University , 2015. , 65 p.
palladium catalysis, C−H functionalization, boronic acid, allylboration, asymmetric catalysis, allylic, homoallylic, diastereoselective, enantioselective
Research subject Organic Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121757ISBN: 978-91-7649-282-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-121757DiVA: diva2:861175
2015-11-26, Magnélisalen, Kemiska övningslaboratoriet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16 B, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Szabo, Kalman, Professor
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