Enantioselective nickel-catalyzed arylative intramolecular allylations of allenyl electrophiles

NGUYEN, THI LE NHON (2020) Enantioselective nickel-catalyzed arylative intramolecular allylations of allenyl electrophiles. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Catalytic enantioselective conjugate additions of organometallic reagents to electron-deficient alkenes and asymmetric allylation of carbonyl compounds are important reactions for the construction of new carbon-carbon bonds. However, a method using an allylnickel species to perform catalytic nucleophilic allylation enantioselectively remains considerably underdeveloped and only a handful of examples have been described. In this thesis, enantioselective nickel-catalyzed arylative and alkenylative intramolecular allylations of allenyl electrophiles with boronic acids are described.

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An asymmetric nickel-catalyzed cascade reaction of allenyl ketones with boronic acids is described. In this project, a nickel-catalyzed arylation and alkenylation of the allene gives allylnickel species, which undergo a 1,2-allylation-cyclization with tethered ketones to furnish 3-hydroxypyrrolidin-2-ones, 3-hydroxypyrrolidines and 4-hydroxypiperidines in high diastereo- and enantioselectivities.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: LAM, HON WAI
Keywords: Asymmetric catalysis, Allylation, Arylation, Cyclization, Nickel
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD241 Organic chemistry
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Item ID: 59765
Depositing User: Nguyen, Thi
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 04:40
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2022 04:30
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/59765

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