A Diastereoselective Multicomponent Reaction for Construction of Alkynylamide-Substituted α,β-Diamino Acid Derivatives To Hunt Hits

A highly diasetereoselective Mannich-type multicomponent reaction was developed to rapidly construct alkynylamide-substituted α,β-diamino acid derivatives from simple starting materials under mild conditions in moderate to good yields for hit hunting. Most of the resulting products 4 exhibited good anticancer activity in HCT116, BEL7402, and SMMC7721 cells.