Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Annulation Between Aryl Iodides and Racemic Epoxides Using a Chiral Norbornene Cocatalyst

2018-06-22T12:53:54Z (GMT) by Guangbin Dong Renhe Li
Herein, we describe our initial development of an asymmetric Pd-catalyzed annulation between aryl iodides and racemic epoxides for synthesis of 2,3-dihydrobenzofurans using a chiral norbornene cocatalyst. A series of enantiopure ester-, amide- and imide-substituted norbornenes have been prepared with a reliable synthetic route. Promising enantioselectivity (42-45% ee) has been observed using the isopropyl ester-substituted norbornene (N1*) and the amide-substituted norbornene (N7*).