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Catalytic enantioselective assembly of complex molecules containing embedded quaternary stereogenic centres from simple anisidine derivatives

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Abstract

Here we report an electrophile-triggered, secondary amine-catalyzed, enantioselective dearomatisation process that converts simple planar anisidine derivatives into complex tricyclic structures containing a quaternary stereogenic centre embedded within a densely functionalised molecule.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic enantioselective assembly of complex molecules containing embedded quaternary stereogenic centres from simple anisidine derivatives

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Submitted
05 Apr 2011
Accepted
28 Apr 2011
First published
18 May 2011

Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 1487-1490
Article type
Edge Article

Catalytic enantioselective assembly of complex molecules containing embedded quaternary stereogenic centres from simple anisidine derivatives

R. Leon, A. Jawalekar, T. Redert and M. J. Gaunt, Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 1487
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00218J

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