Exploring the scope of asymmetric synthesis of β-Hydroxy-γ-lactams via Noyori-type reductions
Deasy, Rebecca E.
Slattery, Catherine N.
Khandavilli, Udaya Bhaskara Rao
Lawrence, Simon E.
Maguire, Anita R.
Magnus, Nicholas A.
Moynihan, Humphrey A.
American Chemical Society
Enantio- and diastereoselective hydrogenation of β-keto-γ-lactams with a ruthenium–BINAP catalyst, involving dynamic kinetic resolution, has been employed to provide a general, asymmetric approach to β-hydroxy-γ-lactams, a structural motif common to several bioactive compounds. Full conversion to the desired β-hydroxy-γ-lactams was achieved with high diastereoselectivity (up to >98% de) by addition of catalytic HCl and LiCl, while β-branching of the ketone substituent demonstrated a pronounced effect on the modest to excellent enantioselectivity (up to 97% ee) obtained.
Serotonin , Acid , Beta-branching
Lynch, D., Deasy, R. E., Clarke, L.-A., Slattery, C. N., Khandavilli, U. B. R., Lawrence, S. E., Maguire, A. R., Magnus, N. A. & Moynihan, H. A. (2016) ‘Exploring the scope of asymmetric synthesis of β-Hydroxy-γ-lactams via Noyori-type reductions, Organic Letters, 18, 4978-4981. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02416
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