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The first cobalt-catalyzed asymmetric Kumada cross-coupling with high enantioselectivity has been developed. The reaction affords a unique strategy for the enantioselective arylation of α-bromo esters catalyzed by a cobalt-bisoxazoline complex. A variety of chiral α-arylalkanoic esters were prepared in excellent enantioselectivity and yield (up to 97% ee(More)
Chiral 2-arylcarboxylic acid derivatives are important intermediates for preparing 2-arylcarboxylic acids, which are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In order to separate 2-phenylcarboxylic acid ester enantiomers by capillary gas chromatography (CGC), 2, 6-di-O-pentyl-3-O-butyryl-β-cyclodextrin and 2,6-di-O-benzyl-3-O-heptanoyl-β-cyclodextrin(More)
The enantioselective addition of phenylethynylzinc to aldehydes catalyzed by a series of cyclopropane-based amino alcohol ligands 7 was investigated. The reactions afforded chiral propargylic alcohols in high yields (up to 96%) and with excellent enantioselectivities (up to 98% ee) under mild conditions. Furthermore, studies on the structural relationship(More)
Chrysogeside B, a natural cerebroside, was efficiently synthesized from commercial feedstocks. The bioassays showed that compounds 4, 5 and 6 exhibited enhanced biological activities compared Chrysogeside B. Further studies revealed that free hydroxyl groups and glycosidic bond have significant impact on the antimicrobial activities. The synthesis of(More)
The first total syntheses of two marine natural products, (R)-strongylodiols C and D, with 99% ee were achieved. The key steps of the strategy include the zipper reaction of an alkyne, the asymmetric alkynylation of an unsaturated aliphatic aldehyde catalyzed with Trost's ProPhenol ligand, and the Cadiot-Chodkiewicz cross-coupling reaction of a chiral(More)
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