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Highly Chemo- and Regioselective Construction of Spirocarbocycles by a Pd(0)-Catalyzed Dearomatization of Phenol-Based Biaryls with 1,3-Dienes

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posted on 27.04.2016, 13:53 by Lei Luo, Huayu Zheng, Jingjing Liu, Hui Wang, Yaoyu Wang, Xinjun Luan
A novel Pd(0)-catalyzed intermolecular carbocyclization of phenol-derived biaryls with 1,3-dienes has been implemented through a sequence of oxidative addition to the C–I bond, regioselective olefin insertion, and allylative dearomatization. This method provides a broad range of attractive spirocyclic compounds bearing two contiguous tertiary/quaternary carbon centers in good yields with excellent chemoselectivity and regioselectivity. Moreover, preliminary results indicate that asymmetric control of this process is feasible with chiral ligands.