Bisphosphine catalyzed sequential [3 + 2] cycloaddition and Michael addition of ynones with benzylidenepyrazolones via dual α′,α′-C(sp3)–H bifunctionalization to construct cyclopentanone-fused spiro-pyrazolones
A bisphosphine-catalyzed sequential [3 + 2] cycloaddition and Michael addition reaction of ynones with benzylidenepyrazolones has been developed. Under the catalysis of DPPB [1,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)butane], the reaction proceeded smoothly to give spiro-[cyclopentanone] pyrazolone derivatives in moderate to good yields with good diastereoselectivities via sequential dual α′,α′-C(sp3)–H bifunctionalization annulation. This strategy provides a novel route toward the synthesis of spiro-[cyclopentanone] pyrazolones containing three contiguous stereocenters which possess potential pharmaceutical activities.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC