Asymmetric synthesis of trans-disubstituted cyclopropanes using phosphine oxides and phosphine boranes

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  • Celia Clarke
  • Stéphanie Foussat
  • David J Fox
  • Daniel Sejer Pedersen
  • Stuart Warren
The stereocontrolled synthesis of trans-disubstituted cyclopropylketones has been achieved from beta-alkyl, gamma-benzoyl phosphine oxides via a three-step cascade reaction incorporating an acyl transfer, phosphinoyl transfer and cyclisation to form the cyclopropane. Using Evans' chiral oxazolidinone auxiliary and by masking the phosphine oxide moiety as a phosphine borane we have extended the method to the synthesis of enantiomerically-enriched trans-disubstituted cyclopropyl ketones.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1323-1328
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords: Boranes; Crystallography, X-Ray; Cyclopropanes; Models, Molecular; Molecular Structure; Oxides; Phosphines; Stereoisomerism

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