Rh-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Arylzinc Chlorides to Thiochromones: A Highly Enantioselective Pathway for Accessing Chiral Thioflavanones

Ling Meng, Ming Yu Jin, Jun Wang

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Abstract

A highly efficient asymmetric synthesis of chiral thioflavanones is developed via conjugate addition of arylzinc reagents to thiochromones using Rh(COD)Cl2/(R)-3,4,5-MeO-MeOBIPHEP catalyst. This method overcomes catalyst poisoning and substrate inertness and affords a series of chiral thioflavanones (2-arylthiochroman-4-ones) in good yields (up to 91% yield) with excellent ee values (up to 97% ee). The established asymmetric synthesis paves the way for further pharmaceutical studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4986–4989
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume18
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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