Sulfoxide ligand metal catalyzed oxidation of olefins

M Christina White (Inventor), Stephen E Ammann (Inventor), Wei Liu (Inventor), Rulin Ma (Inventor)

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The enantioselective synthesis of isochroman motifs has been accomplished via Pd(II)-catalyzed allylic C—H oxidation from terminal olefin precursors. Critical to the success of this goal was the development and utilization of a novel chiral aryl sulfoxide-oxazoline (ArSOX) ligand. The allylic C—H oxidation reaction proceeds with the broadest scope and highest levels asymmetric induction reported to date (avg. 92' ee, 13 examples ≥90' ee). Additionally, C(sp3)-N fragment coupling reaction between abundant terminal olefins and N-triflyl protected aliphatic and aromatic amines via Pd(II)/sulfoxide (SOX) catalyzed intermolecular allylic C—H amination is disclosed. A range of 52 allylic amines are furnished in good yields (avg. 76') and excellent regio- and stereoselectivity (avg. >20:1 linear:branched, >20:1 E:Z). For the first time, a variety of singly activated aromatic and aliphatic nitrogen nucleophiles, including ones with stereochemical elements, can be used in fragment coupling stiochiometries for intermolecular C—H amination reactions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number10266503
StatePublished - Apr 23 2019


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