Xing-Ping Zeng

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All in a sequence: An organocatalyzed Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH)/bromination/[3+2] annulation sequence for highly stereoselective syntheses of bis(spirooxindole)s featuring adjacent spiro-stereocenters is described. The key step is an unprecedented catalytic asymmetric [3+2] annulation of isatin-derived MBH adducts, containing a tetrasubstituted alkene(More)
A novel palladium-catalyzed norbornene-mediated three-component reaction for the construction of ortho-alkenyl aromatic tertiary amines has been achieved, which represents a useful extension of the Catellani-type tandem ortho-selective CH amination transformations.
This Review summarizes the advances in the construction of all-carbon quaternary stereocenters via catalytic enantioselective desymmetrization of prochiral and meso-compounds, highlights the power and potential of this strategy in the total synthesis of natural products and biologically active compounds, and outlines the synthetic opportunities still(More)
A one-pot tandem Wittig/conjugate reduction/Paal-Knorr reaction is reported for the synthesis of di- or trisubstituted furans. This novel sequence first demonstrates the possibility of successively recycling waste from upstream steps to catalyze downstream reactions.
We report the first organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of 3,3-disubstituted oxindoles featuring two heteroatoms at the C3 position. Importantly, 3-thiooxindoles and 3-alkoxyoxindoles are demonstrated to be reactive nucleophiles for the development of catalytic asymmetric reactions for the first time.
Phosphoranes 2 are identified as a class of effective Lewis bases to activate chiral (salen)AlCl complex 1 to enhance its electrophilicity. Accordingly, a three-component catalyst system consisting of complex 1, phosphorane 2e, and Ph3PO is developed as a powerful tool for asymmetric ketone cyanosilylation. In particular, an unprecedented highly(More)
A rare example of a one-pot process that involves asymmetric triple relay catalysis is reported. The key step is an asymmetric [1,5] electrocyclic reaction of functionalized ketimines. The substrates for this process were obtained in situ in a two-step process that involved the hydrogenation of nitroarenes with a Pd/C catalyst to yield aryl amines and their(More)
An unprecedented sequential gold-catalyzed enone-formation and bifunctional tertiary amine mediated asymmetric cyanosilylation reaction is developed, allowing the highly enantioselective synthesis of 3-alkenyloxindoles from diazooxindoles, furans and trimethylsilyl cyanide (TMSCN).
We report a novel bifunctional cyanating reagent, Me2(CH2Cl)SiCN, which paves the way to a one-pot sequential synthesis of tertiary alcohols featuring a chloromethyl ketone moiety via enantioselective ketone cyanosilylation. This method contributes to gram-scale enantioselective total synthesis of the aggregation pheromone of the Colorado potato beetle,(More)
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