The highly enantioselective organocatalytic construction of spiroindanes containing an all-carbon quaternary stereocenter by intramolecular Friedel-Crafts-type 1,4-addition is described. The reaction was catalyzed by a cinchonidine-based primary amine and accelerated by water and p-bromophenol. A variety of spiro compounds containing quaternary stereocenters were obtained with excellent enantioselectivity (up to 95 % ee). The reaction was applied to the asymmetric formal synthesis of the spirocyclic natural products (-)-cannabispirenones A and B. Art and crafts: Intramolecular Friedel-Crafts-type 1,4-addition under organocatalytic conditions enabled the highly enantioselective construction of spiroindanes containing an all-carbon quaternary stereocenter. The reaction was applied to the asymmetric formal synthesis of the spirocyclic natural products (-)-cannabispirenone A and B (see scheme).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Jun 1|
- asymmetric catalysis
- natural products
- spiro compounds
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