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The development of a general catalytic method for the direct and stereoselective construction of contiguous all-carbon quaternary stereocentres remains a formidable challenge in chemical synthesis. Here, we report a highly enantio- and diastereoselective [3+2] annulation reaction of 5-vinyloxazolidinones and activated trisubstituted alkenes catalysed by a… (More)
Conventional chiral ligands rely on the use of a covalently constructed, single chiral molecule embedded with coordinative functional groups. Here, we report a new strategy for the design of a chiral ligand for asymmetric transition-metal catalysis; our approach is based on the development of an achiral cationic ammonium-phosphine hybrid ligand paired with… (More)
Chiral 1,2,3-triazoliums have been designed, and the rational structural modification based on their unique anion-binding abilities has led to the establishment of the highly enantioselective alkylation of 3-substituted oxindoles.
A series of gold(I) complexes [AuCl(trz)] were synthesized that contain 1,2,3-triazolylidene (trz) ligands with variable wingtip groups. In the presence of AgBF4, these complexes undergo ligand redistribution to yield cationic complexes [Au(trz)2]BF4 in high yields as a result of efficient carbene transfer. Identical reactivity patterns were detected for… (More)
A highly enantioselective allylation of benzofuran-2(3H)-ones is achieved under Pd catalysis by taking full advantage of the structural modularity of ion-paired chiral ligands.
Phase-transfer-catalyzed alkylation of glycinate Schiff base with racemic secondary alkyl halides proceeded with excellent levels of syn- and enantioselectivities under the influence of chiral quaternary ammonium bromide 1d and 18-crown-6. The alkylation product can be selectively converted to the corresponding anti isomer, allowing the preparation of all… (More)
The first highly E- and enantioselective allylic alkylation of prochiral carbon nucleophiles with 1,2-disubstituted allylic carbonates is reported. The key to the successful development of this protocol is the ability of modular ion-paired chiral ligands to simultaneously control the E/Z selectivity and enantioselectivity.
Stabilized carbanions undergo an uncommon 3-exodig cyclization onto propargyl halides through an SN2' substitution. Propargyl iodides as electrophiles are necessary to achieve good yields (36-95%) for most substrates, although the usefulness of chlorides and bromides is documented. A variety of monocyclic and bicyclic vinylidene cyclopropanes can be… (More)
An efficient asymmetric Mannich-type reaction of α-cyano α-sulfonyl carbanions has been achieved by exploiting the structural modularity and anion-recognition ability of chiral 1,2,3-triazolium ions. This protocol has proven to be applicable to a variety of N-Boc imines and cyanosulfones, affording β-amino α-cyanosulfones in excellent yields with high… (More)
Determination of the absolute configuration of chiral tetra-substituted carbon centers is one of the most taxing steps in the enantioselective construction of this structural motif in asymmetric synthesis. Here, we demonstrate that the crystalline sponge method provides an effective way to crystallographically determine the absolute configuration of organic… (More)