Asymmetric Oxidative Cycloetherification of Naphtholic Alcohols.

The catalytic, enantioselective oxidative cyclization of naphthol-derived carboxylic acids mediated by chiral hypervalent iodine reagents has been studied extensively in the recent past, but analogous reactions of non-carboxylic substrates are yet unknown. This paper describes a catalytic, enantioselective, hypervalent iodine-promoted oxidative… CONTINUE READING