(Chemical Equation Presented) The reaction of dimedone with 1-(2-alkenoyl)-4-bromo-3,5-dimethylpyrazoles in THF, catalyzed by catalytic amounts of both DBFOX/Ph-nickel-(II) perchlorate trihydrate and 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine, in the presence of acetic anhydride in THF produces the corresponding enol lactones in high enantioselectivities through enantioselective Michael additions followed by cyclization with removal of the pyrazole auxiliary. Other related nucleophile precursors can be successfully applied in the enantioselective enol lactone synthesis under the double catalytic conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry