A C=O•••isothiouronium interaction dictates enantiodiscrimination in acylative kinetic resolution of tertiary heterocyclic alcohols
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A combination of experimental and computational studies have identified a C=O•••isothiouronium interaction as key to efficient enantiodiscrimination in the kinetic resolution of tertiary heterocyclic alcohols bearing up to three potential recognition motifs at the stereogenic tertiary carbinol center. This discrimination was exploited in the isothiourea-catalyzed acylative kinetic resolution of tertiary heterocyclic alcohols (38 examples, s up to > 200). The reaction proceeds at low catalyst loadings (generally 1 mol%) using either isobutyric or acetic anhydride as the acylating agent under mild conditions
Greenhalgh , M D , Smith , S M , Walden , D M , Taylor , J E , Brice , Z , Robinson , E R T , Fallan , C , Cordes , D B , Slawin , A M Z , Richardson , H C , Grove , M A , Cheong , P H-Y & Smith , A D 2018 , ' A C=O•••isothiouronium interaction dictates enantiodiscrimination in acylative kinetic resolution of tertiary heterocyclic alcohols ' Angewandte Chemie International Edition , vol. 57 , no. 12 , pp. 3200-3206 . https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201712456
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DescriptionThe research leading to these results has received funding from the ERC under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/E.R.C. grant agreement n° 279850 and the EPSRC (EP/J500549/1). A.D.S. thanks the Royal Society for a Wolfson Research Merit Award. P.H.-Y.C. is the Bert and Emelyn Christensen Professor and gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Stone Family of OSU. Financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (CHE-1352663) is acknowledged. D.M.W. acknowledges the Bruce Graham and Johnson Fellowships of OSU. D.M.W. and P.H.-Y.C. acknowledge computing infrastructure in part provided by the NSF Phase-2 CCI, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CHE-1102637).
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