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Reductive deprotection of allyl, benzyl and sulfonyl substituted alcohols, amines and amides using a naphthalene-catalysed lithiation
Abstract The reaction of different protected alcohols, amines and amides with lithium and a catalytic amount of naphthalene (4 mol %) in THF at low temperature leads to their deprotection under veryExpand
Simple Synthesis of 5-Substituted Resorcinols: A Revisited Family of Interesting Bioactive Molecules.
Dehydration of alcohol derivatives 4 followed by demethylation led to hydroxylated stilbene-type structures, such as pinosilvine, resveratrol, or piceatannol, which in some cases can be hydrogenated to give saturated molecules such as combretastanin B-4 tetramethyl ether or chrysotobibenzyl. Expand
Application of Chiral Sulfides to Catalytic Asymmetric Aziridination and Cyclopropanation with In Situ Generation of the Diazo Compound.
The PTC-Ts=phase-transfer catalyst process is particularly suited to the synthesis of conformationally locked cyclopropyl amino acids, which can now be prepared in only three steps from commercially available material in 100 % ee. Expand
Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Epoxides from Aldehydes Using Sulfur Ylides with In Situ Generation of Diazocompounds.
A practical, general, and convergent route to epoxides with control of the relative and absolute stereochemistry has been achieved by generating the reactive intermediate (the diazo compound) in situExpand
A new protocol for the in situ generation of aromatic, heteroaromatic, and unsaturated diazo compounds and its application in catalytic and asymmetric epoxidation of carbonyl compounds. Extensive
A general process for the in situ generation of diazo compounds from tosylhydrazone sodium salts has been established and applied in sulfur-ylide mediated epoxidation reactions and a general rationalization of the factors that influence both relative and absolute stereochemistry for all of the different substrates is provided. Expand