Investigation of the chemoselective and enantioselective oxidation of α-thio-β-chloroacrylamides
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Lawrence, Simon E.
Maguire, Anita R.
Investigation of the chemoselective and enantioselective oxidation of α-thio-β-chloroacrylamides is described. The α-thio-β-chloroacrylamides can be selectively oxidized to either the racemic sulfoxide or the sulfone very efficiently. The asymmetric sulfur oxidation of α-thio-β-chloroacrylamides is also discussed, with sulfoxide enantioselectivites of up to 52% ee achieved using the Kagan oxidation, and up to 71% ee when the Bolm oxidation is employed. While the enantioselectivities achieved are modest, these are among the most highly functionalised sulfides investigated in catalytic asymmetric oxidation, and the resulting enantioenriched sulfoxides have significant synthetic potential.
α-thio-β-chloroacrylamides , Chemoselective , Enantioselective , Kagan oxidation , Bolm oxidation
KISSANE, M., LYNCH, D., CHOPRA, J., LAWRENCE, S. E. & MAGUIRE, A. R. 2008. Investigation of the chemoselective and enantioselective oxidation of α-thio-β-chloroacrylamides. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 19, 1256-1273.
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