Cu(i)-Catalyzed asymmetric intramolecular addition of aryl pinacolboronic esters to unactivated ketones: enantioselective synthesis of 2,3-dihydrobenzofuran-3-ol derivatives.

Affiliation

Shanghai Key Laboratory for Molecular Engineering of Chiral Drugs, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China. [Email]

Abstract

An (S,S)-QuinoxP*-supported Cu(i) catalyst has been disclosed for highly enantioselective intramolecular addition of aryl pinacolboronic esters to unactivated ketones under mild reaction conditions. This protocol showcases a broad substrate tolerance and allows access to various chiral 2,3-dihydrobenzofuran-3-ol derivatives in generally good yields with excellent enantioselectivities.

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