Reaction of lithium diisopropylamide (LDA) with (η4-1,3-cyclohexadiene)Fe(CO)3 complexes bearing functionalized side chains at C-5, under an atmosphere of carbon monoxide, gives bridged bicyclo[3.2.1]octene and bicyclo[3.3.1]nonene systems after electrophilic quenching, whereas larger rings cannot be obtained in this series. Under the same reaction conditions, intramolecular cyclization of acyclic (η4-1,3-butadiene)Fe(CO)3 complexes with functionalized side chains at the terminal position of the diene ligands furnishes fused bicyclo[3.3.0]octanone and bicyclo[4.3.0]nonanone derivatives after acid quenching. The iron-mediated intramolecular nucleophilic addition allows for the direct stereocontrol of four stereogenic centers of these fused bicyclic skeletons.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry