Timothy W Liwosz

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Enamines and enamides are useful synthetic intermediates and common components of bioactive compounds. A new protocol for their direct synthesis by a net alkene C-H amination and allylic amination by using catalytic Cu(II) in the presence of MnO2 is reported. Reactions between N-aryl sulfonamides and vinyl arenes furnish enamides, allylic amines, indoles,(More)
Enantioselective copper-catalyzed cyclization of γ-alkenylsulfonamides and a δ-alkenylsulfonamide in the presence of a range of vinyl arenes results in variously functionalized 2-substituted chiral nitrogen heterocycles via a formal alkene C-H functionalization process. Application of this reaction to the concise synthesis of a 5-HT(7) receptor antagonist(More)
Chiral saturated oxygen heterocycles are important components of bioactive compounds. Cyclization of alcohols onto pendant alkenes is a direct route to their synthesis, but few catalytic enantioselective methods enabling cyclization onto unactivated alkenes exist. Herein reported is a highly efficient copper-catalyzed cyclization of γ-unsaturated pentenols(More)
We report herein that potassium alkyltrifluoroborates can be utilized in oxidative Heck-type reactions with vinyl arenes. The reaction is catalyzed by a Cu(OTf)2/1,10-phenanthroline with MnO2 as the stoichiometric oxidant. In addition to the alkyl Heck, amination, esterification, and dimerization reactions of alkyltrifluoroborates are demonstrated under(More)
A copper-catalyzed intramolecular alkene oxidative amination that utilizes TEMPO as co-catalyst and O2 as the terminal oxidant has been developed. The method furnishes N-aryl and N-sulfonyl indoles from N-aryl and N-sulfonyl 2-vinylanilines, respectively. Additionally, sequential copper-catalyzed reactions where initial Chan-Lam coupling of 2-vinylanilines(More)
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