A Chiral Electrophilic Selenium Catalyst for Highly Enantioselective Oxidative Cyclization
Yu Kawamata, Takuya Hashimoto and Keiji Maruoka*
*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan, Email: maruokakuchem.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Y. Kawamata, T. Hashimoto, K. Maruoka, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 5206-5209.
A chiral electrophilic selenium catalyst based on a rigid indanol scaffold, which can be easily synthesized from a commercially available indanone, efficiently converts β,γ-unsaturated carboxylic acids into various enantioenriched γ-butenolides under mild conditions.
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