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TetraPh-Tol-BITIOPO: a new atropisomeric 3,3′-bithiophene based phosphine oxide as an organocatalyst in Lewis base-catalyzed Lewis acid mediated reactions

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Abstract

A new chiral phosphine oxide based on a 3,3′-bithiophene scaffold (TetraPh-Tol-BITIOPO) was synthesized, fully characterized and separated into antipodes through chiral HPLC. This new compound was successfully employed as an organocatalyst in Lewis base-catalyzed Lewis acid mediated reactions involving trichlorosilyl compounds. The new atropisomeric catalyst was able to promote the allylation of aldehydes with allyltrichlorosilane in up to 98% yield and up to 96% enantiomeric excess (ee), and the direct aldol reaction to afford β-hydroxy ketones and β-hydroxy thioesters, with good chemical yields and modest stereochemical efficiency. Computational studies helped to elucidate and to rationalize the stereochemical outcome of the reactions catalyzed by TetraPh-Tol-BITIOPO that was found to favour the formation of the isomer with an opposite absolute configuration in comparison with the products obtained with the previously reported 3,3′-bithiophene-based catalyst.

Graphical abstract: TetraPh-Tol-BITIOPO: a new atropisomeric 3,3′-bithiophene based phosphine oxide as an organocatalyst in Lewis base-catalyzed Lewis acid mediated reactions

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Submitted
05 Jun 2019
Accepted
13 Jul 2019
First published
15 Jul 2019

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019,17, 7474-7481
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TetraPh-Tol-BITIOPO: a new atropisomeric 3,3′-bithiophene based phosphine oxide as an organocatalyst in Lewis base-catalyzed Lewis acid mediated reactions

A. V. Mirco, B. Maurizio, R. Sergio, B. Tiziana, C. Roberto and P. Marco, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 7474
DOI: 10.1039/C9OB01297D

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