[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Asymmetric Mannich-type reaction of hydrazones with difluoroenoxysilanes using chiral zinc(II)-imidazoline-phosphine complexes as catalysts have been established, giving the corresponding adducts in good to excellent enantioselectivity and chemical yields under mild conditions.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A series of α-amino-1,3-dithianes have been synthesized via the asymmetric Umpolung reaction of 2-lithio-1,3-dithianes with chiral N-phosphonyl imines in good chemical yields (up to 82%) and good to excellent diastereoselectivities (>99:1). The manner by which chiral N-phosphonyl imines are slowly added into the solution of 2-lithio-1,3-dithiane was found to be crucial for achieving excellent diastereoselectivity. The current synthesis was proven to follow the GAP chemistry (group-assistant-purification chemistry) process, which avoids traditional purification techniques of chromatography or recrystallization, i.e., the pure chiral α-amino-1,3-dithianes attached with the chiral N-phosphonyl group were readily obtained by washing the solid crude products with hexane or a mixture of hexane-ethyl acetate.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry 03/2011; 76(8):2792-7. · 4.45 Impact Factor