Isothiourea-Catalysed Acylative Kinetic Resolution of Aryl-Alkenyl (sp2 vs sp2) Substituted Secondary Alcohols



aryl-alkenyl (sp2 vs sp2) substituted secondary alcohols is described, with effective enantiodiscrimination achieved using the isothiourea organocatalyst HyperBTM (1 mol%) and isobutyric anhydride. The kinetic resolution of a wide range of aryl-alkenyl substituted alcohols has been evaluated, with either electron-rich or naphthyl aryl substituents in combination with an unsubstituted vinyl substituent providing the highest selectivity (S = 2-1980). The demonstration of this protocol for the gram-scale (2.5 g) kinetic resolution of a model aryl-vinyl (sp2 vs sp2) substituted secondary alcohol is demonstrated, giving access to >1 g of each of the product enantiomers both in 99:1 er.
Date made available2016
PublisherUniversity of St Andrews

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