Water as a direct proton source for asymmetric hydroarylation catalyzed by a Rh(I)−Diene: Access to nonproteinogenic β222-amino acid derivatives

Jian Ping Chen, Yi Li, Chao Liu, Tianyi Wang, Lung Wa Chung, Ming Hua Xu

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Abstract

A highly enantioselective rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular hydroarylation of α-aminoalkyl acrylates using water as a direct proton source has been realized by employing a chiral bicyclo[3.3.0] diene ligand, allowing efficient access to a broad range of α-aryl-methyl-substituted β2-, γ2-, and δ2-amino esters with excellent enantioselectivities (up to 98% ee) under exceptionally mild conditions. By utilizing this method, a series of structurally interesting benzo-fused heterocyclic molecules and the corresponding β2-, γ2-, and δ2-amino acids are facilely constructed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOrganic Letters
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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