Iodobenzene-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyclization for the Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Cyclopropanes
Yang Li, Hao Guo, Renhua Fan*
*Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, 2005 Songhu Road, Shanghai 200438, P. R. of China, Email: rhfanfudan.edu.cn
Y. Li, H. Guo, R. Fan, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 928-932.
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Iodobenzene catalyzes an oxidative cyclization of Michael adducts of activated methylene compounds with nitroolefins or chalcones in the presence of mCPBA as terminal oxidant together with Bu4NI to provide a range of highly functionalized cyclopropanes with high diastereoselectivities.
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cyclopropanes, MCPBA, organocatalysis