Takuya Oguma

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Highly enantioselective aerobic oxidative cross-coupling of 2-naphthols with broad substrate scope was achieved using an iron(salan) complex as the catalyst. Enantiomeric excesses of the products ranged from 87 to 95%. The scope of the cross-coupling reaction was found to be different from that of the homocoupling reaction under the same reaction conditions.
Iron(salan) complex 1 was found to catalyze the oxidative dearomatization of 1-substituted 2-naphthols with the formation of an all-carbon quaternary stereocenter in air in the presence of nitroalkanes, to afford the corresponding cyclic enones with high enantioselectivity of 88-96% ee.
A tandem combination of ortho-quinone methide (o-QM) formation/Michael addition/asymmetric dearomatization, which is catalysed by an iron-salan complex in air with high enantioselectivity, provides an efficient method for spirocyclic (2H)-dihydrobenzofuran synthesis from 2-naphthols and phenols. The key to the success of the tandem synthesis is the(More)
The first general method for iron-catalyzed aerobic oxidative kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols was achieved with good to high enantiomeric differentiation (k(rel) = 7-50). Although iron(salan) complex 1 does not catalyze alcohol oxidation, the naphthoxide-bound iron(salan) complex does.
Several optically active Nb(salan) complexes were synthesized, and their oxidation catalysis was examined. A dimeric mu-oxo Nb(salan) complex that was prepared from Nb(OiPr)(5) and a salan ligand was found to catalyze the asymmetric epoxidation of allylic alcohols using a urea-hydrogen peroxide adduct as an oxidant with good enantioselectivity. However,(More)
A few Fe-salan dimer complexes serve as catalysts for aerobic oxidative coupling (AOC) of 2-naphthols, but some others do not. X-Ray and cyclic voltammetry studies of various Fe-salan complexes revealed that the absence or the presence of double hydrogen bonding in Fe-salan dimers, the oxidation potential of monomeric Fe-salan species and the location of(More)
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