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Synthesis of cyclopentenes


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The reaction of organocerium reagents, generated in situ from aryl and heteroaryl lithium compounds, with cycloalkanones proceeds cleanly to provide alkoxides. Addition of MsCl or SOCl2 with DBU gave aryl-substituted cycloalkenes in good yields. A short total synthesis of (±)-laurokamurene B is described.
J. Tallineau, G. Bashiardes, J.-M. Coustard, F. Lecornué, Synlett, 2009, 2761-2764.

The facile preparation of organoboronates and their remarkable stability and functional group tolerance enable straightforward syntheses of four- and five-membered carbo- and heterocycles via in situ transmetalation of sensitive organometallics with boron alkoxides.
A. N. Baumann, M. Eisold, A. Music, D. Didier, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 3149-3160.

In situ generation of allylic boronates by iridium-catalyzed borylation of cyclic alkenes in the presence of additives, such as methylimidazole and DBU, followed a reaction with aldehydes allows the synthesis of stereodefined homoallylic alcohols. Cycloalkenes without additives as well as acyclic substrates gave vinylic boronates, which were coupled with organohalides in a Suzuki-Miyaura sequence.
V. J. Olsson, K. J. Szabó, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 7715-7723.

V. J. Olsson, K. J. Szabó, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 7715-7723.

A new phosphoramidite is an effective chiral ligand in a palladium-catalyzed asymmetric Mizoroki-Heck reaction using benzyl electrophiles. The reaction is compatible with polar functional groups and can be readily scaled up. Several cyclic olefins worked well as olefin components.
Z. Yang, J. Zhou, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11833-11835.

In an asymmetric intermolecular Heck reaction, various cyclic olefins coupled with aryl and vinyl bromides in high enantioselectivity. Only bisphosphine oxides on a spiro backbone formed highly stereoselective Pd catalysts. The use of alkylammonium salts and alcoholic solvents were essential to promote halide dissociation from the arylpalladium intermediate.
C. Wu, J. Zhou, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 650-652.

Asymmetric allylic substitution with organolithium reagents enables a highly regio- and enantioselective desymmetrization of meso-1,4-dibromocycloalk-2-enes to afford enantioenriched bromocycloalkenes. The cycloheptene products undergo an unusual ring contraction.
S. S. Goh, S. Guduguntly, T. Kikuchi, M. Lutz, E. Otten, M. Fujita, B. L. Feringa, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 7052-7055.

Cycloalkenes can be efficiently prepared by a new Ru-catalyzed decarbonylative cyclization of terminal alkynals. Under appropriate conditions, cycloisomerizations to conjugated aldehydes may be observed. Both processes involve catalytic Ru vinylidenes.
J. A. Varela, C. González-Rodríguez, S. G. Rubín, L. Castedo, Carlos Saá, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 9576-9577.

A 1:1 mixture of the (π-allyl)palladium complex (η3-C3H5)Pd(Cl)PCy3 and NaB[3,5-C6H3(CF3)2]4 catalyzed the cycloisomerization of functionalized 1,6-dienes in the presence of HSiEt3 to provide 1,2-disubstituted cyclopentenes in good yield.
R. A. Widenhoefer, N. S. Perch, Org. Lett., 1999, 1, 1103-1105.

Cationic palladium phenanthroline complexes catalyze the cycloisomerization of functionalized 1,5- and 1,6-dienes to form cyclopentenes which possess a trisubstituted olefin in good yield and with good selectivity.
P. Kisanga, L. A. Goj, R. A. Widenhoefer, J. Org. Chem., 2001, 66, 635-637.

Iridium complexes also catalyze the cycloisomerization of enynes. The reaction patterns depend on the structure of the substrates and the nature of the catalyst systems.
N. Chatani, H. Inoue, T. Morimoto, T. Muto, S. Murai, J. Org. Chem., 2001, 66, 4433-4436.

A metal-free oxidative decarbonylative [3+2] annulation of terminal alkynes with tertiary γ,δ-unsaturated aldehydes provides cyclopentenes, whereas the reaction of terminal alkynes with 2-methyl-2-arylpropanals provides indenes. The reactions offer broad substrate scope and excellent selectivity.
H.-X. Zou, Y. Li, X.-H. Yang, J. Xiang, J.-H. Li, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 8581-8588.

Copper-catalyzed arylcarbocyclization of alkynes with diaryliodonium salts provides carbocycles with good step-economy through C-C bond formation on an inert C(sp3)-H bond. Theoretical studies revealed an interesting Cu-catalyzed concerted pathway of the C-C bond formation.
J. Peng, C. Chen, J. Chen, X. Su, C. Xi, H. Chen, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 3776-3779.

A combination of B(C6F5)3, an N-alkylamine and a BOX-ZnI2 complex catalyzes an efficient and highly enantioselective Conia-ene-type process. Through cooperative action of B(C6F5)3 and amine, ketones can be converted in situ to the corresponding enolates. A subsequent enantioselective cyclization involving a BOX-ZnI2-activated alkyne provides various cyclopentenes in very good yield.
M. Cao, A. Yesilcimen, M. Wasa, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 4199-4203.

A highly enantioselective Rh-catalyzed asymmetric allylic substitution allows the desymmetrization of meso cyclopent-2-ene-1,4-diethyl dicarbonates. Depending on the ligand, each of two regioisomeric products can be obtained in good yield and excellent enantioselectivity. Whereas bisphosphine P-Phos ligands form trans-1,2-arylcyclopentenols, Segphos ligands lead predominantly to trans-1,4-arylcyclopentenols.
F. Menard, D. Perez, D. S. Roman, T. M. Chapman, M. Lautens, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 4056-4068.

A Highly Stereospecific Claisen-Sakurai Approach to Densely Functionalized Cyclopentenols
K. S. Stankevich, M. J. Cook, J. Org. Chem., 2022, 87, 12250-12256.

Copper-catalyzed [3 + 2] cycloadditions of N-tosylcyclopropylamine with alkynes and alkenes under visible light irradiation provide diversified aminated cyclopentene and cyclopentane derivatives being relevant for drug synthesis. The protocol is operationally simple, economically affordable, and compatible with a range of functionalities.
M. Kumar, S. Verma, V. Mishra, O. Reiser, A. K. Verma J. Org. Chem., 2022, 87, 6263-6272.

A P-cyclohexyl substituted ferrocenophane catalyst affords high levels of asymmetric induction in the organocatalytic [3 + 2] annulation reaction between allenes and electron-poor olefins.
A. Voituriez, A. Panossian, N. Fleury-Brégeot, P. Retailleau, A. Marinetti, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 14030-14031.

A nucleophile-catalyzed asymmetric [3+2] cycloaddition of allenes with enones is described. The method has also been applied to reactions of trisubstituted olefins, thereby generating quartenary and tertiary stereocenters.
J. E. Wilson, G. C. Fu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 1426-1429.

The GaCl3-catalyzed skeletal reorganization of enynes is simple and provides a diverse range of dienes in good to high yields. The reaction of enynes proceeds in a stereospecific manner with respect to the geometry of the olefin moiety.
N. Chatani, H. Inoue, T. Kotsuma, S. Murai, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 10294-10295.

n the presence of a catalytic amount of Pd(TFA)2 and a chiral Pyox ligand, an oxidative Heck reaction between arylboronic acids and 4-substituted or 4,4-disubstituted cyclopent-1-enes provides arylated products with concurrent creation of two stereocenters in good yields with excellent diastereo- and enantioselectivities under an atmosphere of oxygen.
G. Chen, J. Cao, Q. Wang, J. Zhu, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 322-325.

An allylic alkylation/ring-closing metathesis domino process is catalyzed by the combination of a palladium and a ruthenium catalyst. This study demonstrates the compatibility of the two catalytic systems. Evidence for Grubbs' catalysts activity in allylic alkylation is also reported.
C. Kammerer, G. Prestat, T. Gaillard, D. Madec, G. Poli, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 405-408.

Palladium-catalyzed annulation reactions of conjugate acceptors and allenyl boronic ester provide substituted cyclopentenes in high yields and diastereoselectivities, including polycyclic lactone and lactam products. Reactions are hypothesized to initiate by conjugate addition of a nucleophilic propargylpalladium complex.
B. L. Kohn, E. R. Jarvo, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4858-4861.

An efficient method allows a stereospecific synthesis of trans-substituted cyclopentene derivatives via the ring-opening rearrangement of readily available MCP alkenyl derivatives in good yields. This transformation might proceed through a fast concerted pericyclic process rather than a simple radical pathway or an ionic pathway.
X.-Y. Tang, M. Shi, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 902-905.

An efficient cycloallylation of mono-enone mono-allylic carbonates is achieved upon exposure to tributylphosphine and 1 mol % Pd(Ph3P)4. This transformation combines the nucleophilic features of the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction with the electrophilic features of the Trost-Tsuji reaction.
B. G. Jellerich, J.-R. Kong, M. J. Krische, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 7758-7759.

Using a catalytic amount of trialkylphosphines, alkyl halides undergo efficient intramolecular Morita-Baylis-Hillman cyclization.
M. E. Krafft, K. A. Seibert, Synlett, 2006, 3334-3336.

An organomediated, intramolecular Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction of molecules bearing allylic leaving groups as the electrophilic partner provided a facile, high yielding, straightforward synthesis of densely functionalized cyclic molecules.
M. E. Krafft, T. F. N. Haxell, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 10168-10169.

Conversion of unsaturated ketones and aldehydes derived from the cycloisomerization of primary and secondary propargyl diynols in the presence of [CpRu(CH3CN)3]PF6 to 1-azatrienes and a subsequent electrocyclization-dehydration provides pyridines with excellent regiocontrol.
B. M. Trost, A. C. Gutierrez, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 1473-1476.

An enantioselective synthesis of α,α-disubstituted cyclopentenes proceeds via a chiral enol generated in situ from an α,β-unsaturated aldehyde and a chiral N-heterocyclic carbene catalyst. This reactive enol undergoes addition to one of two enantiotopic ketones to afford an optically active β-lactone. Depending on the substitution, a decarboxylation produces the cyclopentene products in high ee.
M. Wadamoto, E. M. Philipps, T. E. Reynolds, K. A. Scheidt, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 10098-10099.

An oxidation-methylenation one-pot procedure in the presence different catalysts produced terminal alkenes in high yields. A methylenation-ring-closing process for the synthesis of cyclic alkenes from carbonyl derivatives was even expanded with an initial oxidation to allow the use of alcohols as substrates.
H. Lebel, V. Paquet, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 11152-11153.

N-Heterocyclic carbene/Lewis acid cooperative catalysis provides access to cis-1,3,4-trisubstituted cyclopentenes from enals and chalcone derivatives with high levels of diastereoselectivity and enantioselectivity. The presence of Ti(OiPr)4 as Lewis acid enables an efficient substrate preorganization, which translates into high levels of diastereoselectivity.
B. Cardinal-David, D. E. A. Raup, K. A. Scheidt, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 5345-5347.

Ruthenium carbene complexes catalyze ring closing metathesis (RCM) and a subsequent hydrogenation after activation with sodium hydride. Hydrogenation of cyclopentenols proceeds smoothly at ambient temperature and under 1 atm of hydrogen in toluene.
B. Schmidt, M. Pohler, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2003, 1, 2512-2517.

J. A. Varela, C. González-Rodríguez, S. G. Rubín, L. Castedo, Carlos Saá, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 9576-9577.

TFA-promoted exo carbocyclizations of nonterminal alkynals gave good to excellent yields of exo cycloalkenones. On the other hand, terminal 5-alkynals gave endo carbocyclizations to cyclohexenones. These carbocyclizations can be considered as tandem alkyne hydration/aldol condensation processes.
C. González-Rodríguez, L. Escalante, J. A. Varela, L. Castedo, C. Sáa, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 1531-1533.

Triflyl nitrate is an effective nitrating agent for a wide range of unsaturated substrates to form nitro olefins. The reagent is easily generated from tetra-n-butylammonium nitrate in CH2Cl2 solution.
G. S. Reddy, E. J. Corey, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 3379-3383.

A sequence of Pd-catalyzed haloallylation of alkynes, Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling, and Ru-catalyzed ring-closing metathesis enables a short approach to various 1,2-disubstituted cyclopentadienes. The scope of the method is broad.
N. Topolovčan, I. Panov, Martin Kotora, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 3634-3637.

Trapping of β,γ-alkynyl aldehydes, generated in situ by treatment of alkynyloxiranes with a catalytic amount of Sc(OTf)3 or BF3·OEt2, by a variety of allyl nucleophiles affords homopropargylic homoallylic alcohols in good yield and selectivity. Subsequent enyne metathesis gives functionalized vinylcyclopentenols.
L. Wang, M. L. Maddess, M. Lautens, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 1822-1825.

The use of cationic silver (AgSbF4) as a catalyst for intra- and intermolecular alkyne-carbonyl coupling is described.
J. U. Rhee, M. J. Krische, Org. Lett., 2005, 7, 2493-2495.

Iodocyclopentenes are formed at room temperature upon iodonium-promoted 5-endo-dig carbocyclization of δ-alkynyl-β-ketoesters with I2. Cyclizations involving terminal and substituted (alkyl, aryl, Br, I) alkynes were accessed.
J. Barluenga, D. Palomas, E. Rubio, J. M. Gonzáles, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 2823-2826.

A sequence of two gold(I)-catalyzed isomerization steps allows the synthesis of functionalized acetoxy bicyclo[3.1.0]hexenes from 5-en-2-yn-1-yl acetates. Acetoxy bicyclo[3.1.0]hexene products can be further transformed to 2-cycloalkenones by simple methanolysis.
A. Buzas, F. Gagosz, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 12614-12615.