Ligand-controlled iron-catalyzed coupling of α-substituted β-ketoesters with phenols

Regev Parnes, Umesh A. Kshirsagar, Aviya Werbeloff, Clil Regev, Doron Pappo

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A chemo-, regio-, and stereoselective FeCl 3/1,10-phenanthroline- catalyzed cross dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) reaction between phenols and α-substituted β-ketoesters was developed. The reaction creates a new quaternary carbon center within a polycyclic hemiacetal or polycyclic spirolactone architecture. The applicability of the new method to the synthesis of natural products was demonstrated by a possible biomimetic synthesis of the lachnanthospirone core.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3324-3327
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 6 Jul 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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