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Kinetic resolution and parallel kinetic resolution of methyl (±)-5-alkyl-cyclopentene-1-carboxylates for the asymmetric synthesis of 5-alkyl-cispentacin derivatives

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Abstract

Conjugate addition of lithium dibenzylamide to methyl 5-isopropyl, 5-phenyl- and 5-tert-butyl-cyclopentene-1-carboxylates occurs with high levels of substrate control (>88% de), with preferential addition to the face of the cyclic α,β-unsaturated acceptor anti- to the stereodirecting 5-alkyl substituent. Treatment of a range of methyl (±)-5-alkyl-cyclopentene-1-carboxylates with both lithium (±)-N-benzyl-N-α-methylbenzylamide and lithium (±)-N-3,4-dimethoxybenzyl-N-α-methylbenzylamide indicates significant enantiorecognition in their mutual kinetic resolutions, with preferential addition anti- to the 5-alkyl substituent, giving the 1,2-syn-1,5-anti-arrangement (E >16) after enolate protonation anti- to the amino functionality. The kinetic resolution of a range of methyl (±)-5-alkyl-cyclopentene-1-carboxylates with lithium (S)-N-benzyl-N-α-methylbenzylamide, and their efficient parallel kinetic resolution with a pseudoenantiomeric mixture of lithium (S)-N-benzyl-N-α-methylbenzylamide and lithium (R)-N-3,4-dimethoxybenzyl-N-α-methylbenzylamide are also demonstrated, giving a range of 5-alkyl-cispentacin derivatives in >98% de and high ee after N-deprotection.

Graphical abstract: Kinetic resolution and parallel kinetic resolution of methyl (±)-5-alkyl-cyclopentene-1-carboxylates for the asymmetric synthesis of 5-alkyl-cispentacin derivatives

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The article was received on 06 May 2005, accepted on 01 Jun 2005 and first published on 30 Jun 2005


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B506339F
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005,3, 2762-2775
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    Kinetic resolution and parallel kinetic resolution of methyl (±)-5-alkyl-cyclopentene-1-carboxylates for the asymmetric synthesis of 5-alkyl-cispentacin derivatives

    S. G. Davies, A. C. Garner, M. J. C. Long, R. M. Morrison, P. M. Roberts, E. D. Savory, A. D. Smith, M. J. Sweet and J. M. Withey, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005, 3, 2762
    DOI: 10.1039/B506339F

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