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Enantioselective radical cyclisation reactions of 4-substituted quinolones mediated by a chiral template

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Six 4-substituted quinolones 6–8, which bear an ω-iodoalkyl chain, were prepared and subjected to reductive radical cyclisation conditions employing BEt3/O2 as the initiator and either Bu3SnH or TMS3SiH as hydride source. 4-(4-Iodobutyl)-quinolone (6a) and 4-(3-iodopropylthio)-quinolone (8a) gave the respective 6-endo-cyclisation products in good yields. 4-(3,3-Dimethyl-4-iodobutyl)-quinolone (6b) cyclised in a 5-exo-fashion, while the other substrates delivered only reduction products. The cyclisation reactions could be conducted in the presence of a chiral template (1) with high enantiomeric excess (94–99% ee). The association behaviour of substrate 6a to 1 was studied by NMR titration experiments. In the enantioselective cyclisation of 6b a significant nonlinearity was observed when comparing the product ee with the ee of the template.

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The article was received on 30 Dec 2010, accepted on 10 Feb 2011 and first published on 21 Mar 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0OB01272F
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011,9, 3516-3529
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    Enantioselective radical cyclisation reactions of 4-substituted quinolones mediated by a chiral template

    A. Bakowski, M. Dressel, A. Bauer and T. Bach, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 3516
    DOI: 10.1039/C0OB01272F

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