Development of a Modified System to Provide Improved Diastereocontrol in the Linear-Selective Cu-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Ketones and Allenamides


Chiral g-lactones are prevalent organic architectures found in a large array of natural products. In this work, we disclose the development of a modified catalytic system utilizing a commercially available Cu-phosphite catalyst for the diastereoselective reductive coupling of chiral allenamides and ketones to afford chiral -lactone precursors in 80:20 to 99:1 dr.


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