Asymmetric [3 + 2] Cycloaddition of 3‑Amino Oxindole-Based Azomethine Ylides and α,β-Enones with Divergent Diastereocontrol on the Spiro[pyrrolidine-oxindoles]
datasetposted on 27.03.2017, 20:31 by Guodong Zhu, Qian Wei, Hongbo Chen, Yanpeng Zhang, Wen Shen, Jingping Qu, Baomin Wang
A general and practical organocatalytic asymmetric 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of 3-amino oxindole-based azomethine ylides and α,β-enones has been developed. This reaction delivered spiro[pyrrolidine-2,3′-oxindole] products in high yields with excellent regio- and enantioselectivities (up to 99% yield, >20:1 rr, 99% ee). In addition, an array of spiro[dihydropyrrole-2,3′-oxindoles] were readily accessed by oxidative dehydrogenation. Notably, the inversion of the diastereoselectivity of the spiro[pyrrolidine-oxindole] product could be easily achieved through a facile oxidation–reduction process.