A New Iron(III)-Salen Catalyst for Enantioselective Conia-ene Carbocyclization
Subrata Shaw and James D. White*
*Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, United States, Email: James.whiteoregonstate.edu
S. Shaw, J. D. White, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 13174-13177.
A chiral iron(III)-salen complex catalyzes an asymmetric Conia-ene-type cyclization of α-functionalized ketones containing an unactivated terminal alkyne and produces an exo-methylenecyclopentane scaffold possessing a stereodefined quaternary center.
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