Cyclization of nonterminal alkynic β-Keto esters catalyzed by gold(I) complex with a semihollow, end-capped triethynylphosphine ligand

Hideto Ito, Yusuke Makida, Atsuko Ochida, Hirohisa Ohmiya, Masaya Sawamura

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) A cationic gold(I) complex with a semihollow-shaped trialkynylphosphine catalyzed 5-exo-dig and 6-endo-dig cyclizations of various internal alkynic β-keto esters, showing a marked advantage over a gold(I) - PPh3 complex with respect to the rates of the reactions and the product yields. It is proposed that the gold-bound alkynic substrate in a catalytic pocket must be somewhat folded and that such a steric effect makes the carbon-carbon bond formation entropically more favorable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5051-5054
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume10
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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