Feedstock aromatic compounds are compelling low-cost starting points from which molecular complexity can be generated rapidly via oxidative dearomatization. Oxidative dearomatizations commonly rely heavily on hypervalent iodine or heavy metals to provide the requisite thermodynamic driving force for overcoming aromatic stabilization energy. This article describes oxidative dearomatizations of 2-(hydroxymethyl)phenols via their derived bis(dichloroacetates) using hydrogen peroxide as a mild oxidant that intercepts transient quinone methide. A stereochemical study revealed that the reaction proceeds by a new mechanism relative to other phenol dearomatizations and is complementary to extant methods that rely on hypervalent iodine. Using a new chiral phase transfer catalyst, the first asymmetric syntheses of 1-oxaspiro[2.5]octa-5,7-dien-4-ones were reported. The synthetic utility of the derived 1-oxaspiro[2.5]octadienones products is demonstrated in a downstream complexity-generating transformation.
Enantioselective phenolic α-oxidation using H2O2 via an unusual double dearomatization mechanism / M.F. Mclaughlin, E. Massolo, S. Liu, J.S. Johnson. - In: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. - ISSN 0002-7863. - 141:6(2019 Feb 13), pp. 2645-2651.
|Titolo:||Enantioselective phenolic α-oxidation using H2O2 via an unusual double dearomatization mechanism|
MASSOLO, ELISABETTA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||13-feb-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b13006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|