Lipase/Oxovanadium Co-Catalyzed Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Propargyl Alcohols: Competition between Racemization and Rearrangement

Shinji Kawanishi, Shinya Oki, Dhiman Kundu, Shuji Akai

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Abstract

Quantitative conversion of racemic propargyl alcohols into optically active propargyl esters with up to 99% ee has been achieved by lipase/oxovanadium co-catalyzed dynamic kinetic resolution, which combines the lipase-catalyzed enantioselective esterification of the racemic substrates and the in situ racemization of the remaining enantiomers. The success is owed to our discovery of a magic solvent, (trifluoromethyl)benzene, that accelerated the racemization while sufficiently suppressing the common oxovanadium-catalyzed rearrangement of propargyl alcohols to irreversibly produce enals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2978-2982
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 3 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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