Synthesis of 2,3,5,6-tetrahydro-1-alkyl/aryl-1H-benzo[f]chromen-3-ol derivatives from β-tetralones and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes

Jung Hsuan Chen, Chihliang Chang, Hui Ju Chang, Kwunmin Chen

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Organocatalytic domino Michael-hemiacetalization of β-tetralones with α,β-unsaturated aldehydes is presented. Treatment of β-tetralones with α,β-unsaturated aldehydes in the presence of diphenylprolinol silyl ether gave 2,3,5,6-tetrahydro-1-alkyl/aryl-1H-benzo[f] chromen-3-ol derivatives with high to excellent chemical yields (50-99%) and high levels of enantioselectivities (up to 96% ee).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7510-7516
Number of pages7
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 7


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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