Organocatalytic synthesis of substituted spirocyclohexane carbaldehydes via [4 + 2] annulation strategy between 2-arylideneindane-1,3-diones and glutaraldehyde

Shaik Anwar, Shao Ming Li, Kwunmin Chen

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An organocatalytic domino reaction between 2-arylideneindane-1,3-diones and glutaraldehyde has been devised that gives functionalized spirocyclohexane carbaldehydes with an all-carbon quaternary center. The reaction proceeds through a Michael/Aldol sequence in good-to-high chemical yields and with high levels of stereoselectivity (up to >95:5 dr and 99% ee) in the presence of the α,α-l-diphenylprolinol trimethylsilyl ether 3 (20 mol %) and DIPEA (20 mol %) in ether at 0 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2993-2995
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 6


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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