A phosphine-mediated domino sequence of salicylaldehyde with but-3-yn-2-one: rapid access to chromanone†
Chromanone is a privileged structure with a wide range of unique biological activities. A phosphine-promoted, three-component domino sequence of salicylaldehyde with but-3-yn-2-one was well designed for the construction of the chromanone skeleton under mild conditions. As a consequence, a series of novel chromanone analogues bearing an all-carbon quaternary center were facilely assembled from commercially available starting materials with moderate to good yields, which hold promising applications in pharmacological studies. Mechanistic experiments were conducted to confirm the proposed mechanism.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC