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Chiral Bifunctional Phosphine Ligand Enables Gold-Catalyzed Asymmetric Isomerization and Cyclization of Propargyl Sulfonamide into Chiral 3-Pyrroline

Xinpeng Cheng and Liming Zhang*

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 93106, United States, Email:

X. Cheng, L. Zhang, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 8194-8198.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c02896

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An asymmetric gold-ligand cooperative catalysis transforms readily accessible chiral/achiral propargylic sulfonamides into chiral 3-pyrrolines. Depending on the ligand enantiomer, 2,5-cis-3-pyrrolines are formed with excellent diastereoselectivities and 2,5-trans-3-pyrrolines with good diastereoselectivities.

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ID: J54-Y2021