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Use of Silyl Glyoxylates in Tandem Vinylation/Brook Rearrangement/Aldol Reaction
Johnson Jeffrey7/1/2007 - 5/11/2008
|Sponsoring Organization:||NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)|
|Awarding Organization Is:||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
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Tandem reactions and multicomponent couplings have long been a desirable goal for organic synthesis, as they quickly and efficiently fashion complex molecules from simpler starting materials.1 The long term goal of this project is to devise diastereo- and enantioselective reactions that can be used in the synthetic design of natural products and pharmaceutically relevant building blocks. This proposal focuses on the generation of a,ß-dihydroxy, ?-chiral carbonyl compounds from the domino reaction of silylglyoxylates, vinyl Grignard, and aldehydes. Specifically the strategy presented is to: i) examine induction of enantioselectivity by making a chiral silyl glyoxylate via the ester functionality such as usage of 8-phenyl-menthol, valinol, and phenylalaninol; ii) examine induction of enantioselectivity via chiral Grignard ligands such as (-)-sparteine, trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane, and N,N-dimethylpseudoephedrine. iii) assess the potential for addition to prochiral aldehydes (e.g. tiglic aldehyde) followed by enantioselective hydroxyl-directed hydrogenation using cationic rhodium or iridium species; iv) utilize the aforementioned methodology in the most concise synthesis to date of the antifungal, phytotoxic natural product alternaric acid.