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This article describes a copper-catalyzed aza-Henry reaction. Copper complexes of camphor-derived aminopyridines catalyze the addition of nitromethane to N-(2-pyridyl)sulfonyl aldimines to give the corresponding β-nitrosulfonamides with good yields and variable enantiomeric excesses (up to 83%). An example of transformation of these compounds into… (More)
The first catalytic enantioselective conjugate alkynylation of α,β-unsaturated 1,1,1-trifluoromethyl ketones has been carried out. Terminal alkynes and 1,3-diynes were treated with trifluoromethyl ketones in the presence of a low catalytic load of a Cu(I) -MeOBIPHEP complex (2.5 mol %) and triethylamine (10 mol %) to give the corresponding trifluoromethyl… (More)
The first enantioselective conjugate alkynylation of β-trifluoromethyl α,β-enones using terminal alkynes and a taniaphos-Cu(I) complex as catalyst is described. Ketones bearing a trifluoromethylated propargylic chiral centre in the β-position were obtained with good yields and high enantiomeric excesses (up to 99%).
Zinc for conjugate alkynylation: The enantioselective conjugate addition of terminal alkynes to 2-arylidene-1,3-diketones in the presence of diethylzinc and a catalytic amount of (R)-VANOL has been developed. The reaction can be applied to different aromatic and heteroaromatic alkynes and enones, giving the expected products in good yield and with… (More)
The enantioselective conjugate alkynylation of β-aryl-β-trifluoromethyl enones has been carried out using terminal alkynes and diethylzinc in the presence of 3,3'-bis(perfluorophenyl)BINOL as the chiral ligand to give the corresponding ketones bearing a trifluoromethylated propargylic quaternary stereocenter with fair to good enantioselectivities. Enones… (More)
A highly enantioselective copper-catalyzed conjugate alkynylation of monoactivated enones, namely 1,1-difluoro-1-(phenylsulfonyl)-3-en-2-ones, is described. The reaction products are obtained with good yields and excellent enantioselectivities (from 92 to 99% ee). The β-alkynylated difluoro(phenylsulfonyl) ketones can be converted into the corresponding… (More)
The conjugate diynylation of α,β-unsaturated trifluoromethyl ketones is carried out in the presence of a low catalytic load (2.5 mol%) of a copper(I)-MeOBIPHEP complex, triethylamine and a terminal 1,3-diyne. Pre-metalation of the terminal 1,3-diyne with stoichiometric or higher amounts of dialkylzinc reagent is not required. The corresponding internal… (More)