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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Polycyclization of Linear Dienediynes to Seven-Membered Ring-Containing Polycycles via Tandem Cyclopropanation/Cope Rearrangement/C–H Activation

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posted on 21.11.2014, 00:00 by Pei-Jun Cai, Yi Wang, Cheng-Hang Liu, Zhi-Xiang Yu
A novel gold­(I)-catalyzed polycyclization of easily prepared linear dienediynes has been developed for the construction of fused 5,7,6-tricyclic ring systems in one step with high diastereocontrol. The polycyclization, a formal [4 + 3]/C–H activation reaction, takes place through gold­(I)-catalyzed intramolecular cyclopropanation of diene with diyne, Cope rearrangement of cis-alkenyl­alkynyl­cyclopropane, aliphatic C–H activation via a seven-membered-ring allene intermediate, and [1,2]-H and -G (H or OAc) shifts.

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