Enantioselective deprotonation of 4-substituted cyclohexanones (1) in the presence of excess trimethylsilyl chloride was examined using chiral bidentate lithium amides ((R)-3~(R)-7 in THF. The solution structure of (R)-3a in THF in the presence and in the absence of lithium chloride were studied by NMR. It is concluded that the eight-membered cyclic transition state (10) offers reasonable explanation of the stereochemical course of the present reaction using (R)-3a.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry