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Oxazaborolidinium Ion-Catalyzed Cyclopropanation of α-Substituted Acroleins: Enantioselective Synthesis of Cyclopropanes Bearing Two Chiral Quaternary Centers

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posted on 2011-12-28, 00:00 authored by Lizhu Gao, Geum-Sook Hwang, Do Hyun Ryu
A catalytic synthetic route to highly functionalized chiral cyclopropane derivatives was developed by Michael-initiated cyclopropanation of α-substituted acroleins with aryl- and alkyl diazoacetates. In the presence of chiral (S)-oxazaborolidinium cation 1b as a catalyst, the reaction proceeded in high yield (up to 93%) with high to excellent diastereoselectivity (up to 98% de) and enantioselectivity (up to 95% ee).