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The creation of quaternary stereogenic centers with high enantioselectivity is challenging, in part, because of the high steric repulsion between the substituents on the carbon center that is generated during construction. Nevertheless, significant progress has been made towards this goal in recent years, even in conformationally flexible acyclic systems.… (More)
The lithiation/borylation-protodeboronation of a homoallyl carbamate was applied to the synthesis of (+)-sertraline and (+)-indatraline. Due to the presence of the alkene, significant modifications of the methodology were required (use of 12-crown-4, TMSCl, H(2)O), or a solvent switch to CHCl(3), to achieve high yields and high selectivities.
A short (8 steps) synthesis of (+)-erogorgiaene in 44% overall yield from p-methylacetophenone is described. Key steps include lithiation/borylation-protodeboronation to build up the molecule and control the stereochemistry at C1 and C4. The C11 stereochemistry was similarly set up by using lithiation/borylation methodology. The use of a mixed, unhindered… (More)
While tertiary boranes undergo efficient protodeboronation with carboxylic acids, tertiary boronic esters do not. Instead, we have discovered that CsF with 1.1 equiv of H2O (on tertiary diarylalkyl boronic esters) or TBAF·3H2O (on tertiary aryldialkyl boronic esters) effect highly efficient protodeboronation of tertiary boronic esters with essentially… (More)
Tertiary allyl- or crotylsilanes have been prepared in high er and dr via the lithiation-borylation reaction of alkyl carbamates with silaboronates. Using a related strategy, quaternary allylsilanes could be accessed in similarly high er.
A new class of non-mesomerically stabilized, unbranched, configurationally stable lithiated alpha-thiocarbanion has been synthesized and its stereospecific reactions with several electrophiles were investigated.
Highly diastereoselective lithiation-substitution reactions of an (S)-proline derived S-alkyl thiocarbamate was accomplished. The configuration of the predominant alkyllithium species and the stereochemical course of the electrophilic substitution reactions are deduced by a combination of X-ray crystal structure analysis, NMR spectroscopic studies,… (More)