Enantioselective Syntheses of Furan Atropisomers by an Oxidative Central-to-Axial Chirality Conversion Strategy

For the first time, enantiomerically enriched atropoisomeric furans have been accessed using a central-to-axial chirality conversion strategy. Hence, oxidation of the enantioenriched dihydrofuran precursors gave rise to axially chiral furans with high enantiopurities accounting from excellent conversion percentages (cp) in most cases.