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Palladium-Catalysed Construction of All-Carbon Quaternary Centres with Propargylic Electrophiles: Challenges in the Simultaneous Control of Regio-, Chemo- and Enantioselectivity

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>05/2018
Issue number9
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)1796-1814
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date27/03/18
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This article describes the palladium-catalysed three-component coupling of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds with nucleophiles and propargylic electrophiles for the generation of quaternary all-carbon centres in a single step, which necessitates the simultaneous control of regio-, chemo- and enantioselectivity. The use of propargyl enol carbonates, the source of two of the components, was found to be essential in maintaining high levels of regiocontrol and chemoselectivity, whereas a careful analysis of pKa trends of O-, C- and N-nucleophiles as the other coupling partner indicates that the highest levels of selectivity are likely to be obtained with relatively acidic species, such as phenols, 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and aromatic N-heterocycles. Finally, studies towards the development of the catalytic enantioselective construction of quaternary all-carbon centres by means of alkenylation and allylic alkylation are disclosed.

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