A Transient Directing Group Strategy Enables Enantioselective Multicomponent Organofluorine Synthesis

08 January 2021, Version 1


The vicinal fluorofunctionalization of alkenes represents an expedient strategy for converting feedstock olefins into valuable fluorinated molecules and as such has garnered significant attention from the synthetic community; however, current methods remain limited in terms of scope and selectivity. Here we report the site-selective palladium-catalyzed three-component coupling of alkenylbenzaldehydes, arylboronic acids, and N-fluoro-2,4,6-trimethylpyridinium hexafluorophosphate facilitated by a transient directing group. The synthetically enabling methodology constructs vicinal stereocenters with excellent regio-, diastereo-, and enantioselectivities, forging products that map onto bioactive compounds.


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