Three-component organocascade kinetic resolution of racemic nitroallylic acetates via sequential iminium/enamine asymmetric catalysis

Suparna Roy, Kwunmin Chen

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Nitroallylic acetates 1a-f have been kinetically resolved via an asymmetric three-component coupling that involves indoles, acrolein, and nitroolefin allylic acetates and is mediated by the chiral catalyst 2 (5 mol %). The reactions proceed via iminium/enamine cascade catalysis. Both recovered starting substrates and reaction products are typically obtained in high chemical yield and in good to excellent enantiopurity (79-95% ee for 1a-f and 83-99% ee for 3a-n). For the first time, a highly efficient three-component, organocascade kinetic resolution has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2496-2499
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 18


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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