Organocatalytic Asymmetric Michael-Hemiacetalization Reaction Between 2-Hydroxyacetophenones and Enals: A Route to Chiral β,γ-Disubstituted γ-Butyrolactones.


The first highly enantioselective organocatalytic reaction employing 2-hydroxyacetophenones is disclosed, namely Michael-hemiacetalization reaction of 2-hydroxyacetophenones with enals. The combination of a primary amine and a secondary amine catalyst was found to be the best choice for this methodology. The products of this reaction were obtained in high… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00363


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