Wojciech Chaładaj

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Treat me gently: for a selective synthesis of the unusually sensitive cyclophanic α-pyrone neurymenolide A, the chosen catalysts must be able to distinguish between six different sites of unsaturation, without scrambling any of the skipped π systems. This challenge was met with a new gold-catalyzed pyrone synthesis in combination with a molybdenum-catalyzed(More)
We report the Pd-catalyzed α-arylation of α,α-difluoroketones with aryl and heteroaryl bromides and chlorides catalyzed by an air- and moisture-stable palladacyclic complex containing P(t-Bu)Cy2 as ligand. The combination of this Pd-catalyzed arylation and base-induced cleavage of the acyl-aryl C-C bond within the α-aryl-α,α-difluoroketone constitutes a(More)
A four-component Pd-catalyzed protocol for direct synthesis of perfluoroalkyl-substituted enones is reported. Under mild conditions and low catalyst loading, alkynes, iodoperfluoroalkanes, (hetero)arylboronic acids, and carbon monoxide are assembled into highly-elaborated products with good yields and excellent regio- and stereoselectivities. The(More)
Metal salen complexes are one of the most frequently used catalysts in enantioselective organic synthesis. In the present work, we compare a series of ionization methods that can be used for the mass spectral analysis of two types of metalosalens: ionic complexes (abbreviated as Com(+)X(-)) and neutral complexes (NCom). These methods include electron(More)
The Friedel-Crafts reaction of (1R)-8-phenylmenthyl glyoxylate with variously substituted furans was found to be efficiently promoted by SnCl(4) or magnesium salts with high diastereoselectivities. MgBr(2) performs especially well under simple, undemanding conditions, giving both high yields and high diastereoselectivities (>90%). The reaction afforded(More)
This paper presents a simple and efficient route to chiral cis-6-substituted 2-(2-hydroxyethyl)-5,6-dihydro-2H-pyrans, a versatile chiral building block. The strategy is based on three key transformations: enantioselective hetero-Diels-Alder (HDA) reaction of aldehyde with Danishefsky's diene, selective reduction of carbonyl function, and Claisen or related(More)
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