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  1. Zirconium(IV)- and hafnium(IV)-catalyzed highly enantioselective epoxidation of homoallylic and bishomoallylic alcohols.

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    Li, Zhi; Yamamoto, Hisashi

    2010-06-16

    In this report, zirconium(IV)- and hafnium(IV)-bishydroxamic acid complexes were utilized in the highly enantioselective epoxidation of homoallylic alcohols and bishomoallylic alcohols, which used to be quite difficult substrates for other types of asymmetric epoxidation reactions. The performance of the catalyst was improved by adding polar additive and molecular sieves. For homoallylic alcohols, the reaction could provide epoxy alcohols in up to 83% yield and up to 98% ee, while, for bishomoallylic alcohols, up to 79% yield and 99% ee of epoxy alcohols rather than cyclized tetrahydrofuran compounds could be obtained in most cases.

  2. Zirconium(IV) and Hafnium(IV)-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Epoxidation of Homoallylic and Bishomoallylic Alcohols

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    Li, Zhi; Yamamoto, Hisashi

    2010-01-01

    In this report, zirconium(IV) and hafnium(IV)-bishydroxamic acid complexes were utilized in the highly enantioselective epoxidation of homoallylic alcohols and bishomoallylic alcohols, which used to be quite difficult substrates for other types of asymmetric epoxidation reactions. The performance of the catalyst was improved by adding polar additive and molecular sieves. For homoallylic alcohols, the reaction could provide epoxy alcohols in up to 81% yield and up to 98% ee, while for bishomoallylic alcohols, up to 75% yield and 99% ee of epoxy alcohols rather than cyclize compounds could be obtained in most cases. PMID:20481541

  3. Organocatalyzed enantioselective desymmetrization of aziridines and epoxides

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    2013-01-01

    Summary Enantioselective desymmetrization of meso-aziridines and meso-epoxides with various nucleophiles by organocatalysis has emerged as a cutting-edge approach in recent years. This review summarizes the origin and recent developments of enantioselective desymmetrization of meso-aziridines and meso-epoxides in the presence of organocatalysts. PMID:24062828

  4. Asymmetric epoxidation of cis-alkenes mediated by iminium salts: highly enantioselective synthesis of levcromakalim.

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    Page, Philip C Bulman; Buckley, Benjamin R; Heaney, Harry; Blacker, A John

    2005-02-03

    [reaction: see text] A range of cis-substituted olefins has been epoxidized with a new dihydroisoquinolinium salt catalyst, using tetraphenylphosphonium monoperoxysulfate as the stoichiometric oxidant, giving ee's of up to 97%. The reaction has been used as the key step in an enantioselective synthesis of the antihypertensive agent levcromakalim.

  5. Biphasic enantioselective olefin epoxidation using Tropos dibenzoazepinium catalysts.

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    Vachon, Jérôme; Pérollier, Céline; Monchaud, David; Marsol, Claire; Ditrich, Klaus; Lacour, Jérôme

    2005-07-22

    Several novel chiral iminium TRISPHAT [tris(tetrachlorobenzenediolato)phosphate(V)] salts combining a diphenylazepinium core, chiral exocyclic appendages, and lipophilic counterions have been prepared and tested in biphasic enantioselective olefin epoxidation conditions. Interestingly, the iminium salts derived from commercially available (S)- or (R)-1,2,2-trimethylpropylamine can display efficiency similar to those made from L-acetonamine. Variable-temperature NMR spectroscopy (VT-NMR) and circular dichroism (CD) experiments were performed in search of a correlation between good enantioselectivity in the products and high diastereomeric control of the biphenyl axial chirality of the catalysts.

  6. Discovery of enantioselectivity of urea inhibitors of soluble epoxide hydrolase.

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    Manickam, Manoj; Pillaiyar, Thanigaimalai; Boggu, PullaReddy; Venkateswararao, Eeda; Jalani, Hitesh B; Kim, Nam-Doo; Lee, Seul Ki; Jeon, Jang Su; Kim, Sang Kyum; Jung, Sang-Hun

    2016-07-19

    Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) hydrolyzes epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) in the metabolic pathway of arachidonic acid and has been considered as an important therapeutic target for chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and inflammation. Although many urea derivatives are known as sEH inhibitors, the enantioselectivity of the inhibitors is not highlighted in spite of the stereoselective hydrolysis of EETs by sEH. In an effort to explore the importance of enantioselectivity in the urea scaffold, a series of enantiomers with the stereocenter adjacent to the urea nitrogen atom were prepared. The selectivity of enantiomers of 1-(α-alkyl-α-phenylmethyl)-3-(3-phenylpropyl)ureas showed wide range differences up to 125 fold with the low IC50 value up to 13 nM. The S-configuration with planar phenyl and small alkyl groups at α-position is crucial for the activity and selectivity. However, restriction of the free rotation of two α-groups with indan-1-yl or 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl moiety abolishes the selectivity between the enantiomers, despite the increase in activity up to 13 nM. The hydrophilic group like sulfonamido group at para position of 3-phenylpropyl motif of 1-(α-alkyl-α-phenylmethyl-3-(3-phenylpropyl)urea improves the activity as well as enantiomeric selectivity. All these ureas are proved to be specific inhibitor of sEH without inhibition against mEH. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  7. Purification and characterisation of a novel enantioselective epoxide hydrolase from Aspergillus niger M200.

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    Kotik, Michael; Kyslík, Pavel

    2006-02-01

    Purification of a novel enantioselective epoxide hydrolase from Aspergillus niger M200 has been achieved using ammonium sulphate precipitation, ionic exchange, hydrophobic interaction, and size-exclusion chromatography, in conjunction with two additional chromatographic steps employing hydroxylapatite, and Mimetic Green. The enzyme was purified 186-fold with a yield of 15%. The apparent molecular mass of the enzyme was determined to be 77 kDa under native conditions and 40 kDa under denaturing conditions, implying a dimeric structure of the native enzyme. The isoelectric point of the enzyme was estimated to be 4.0 by isoelectric focusing electrophoresis. The enzyme has a broad substrate specificity with highest specificities towards tert-butyl glycidyl ether, para-nitrostyrene oxide, benzyl glycidyl ether, and styrene oxide. Enantiomeric ratios of 30 to more than 100 were determined for the hydrolysis reactions of 4 epoxidic substrates using the purified enzyme at a reaction temperature of 10 degrees C. Product inhibition studies suggest that the enzyme is able to differentiate to a high degree between the (R)-diol and (S)-diol product of the hydrolysis reaction with tert-butyl glycidyl ether as the substrate. The highest activity of the enzyme was at 42 degrees C and a pH of 6.8. Six peptide sequences, which were obtained by cleavage of the purified enzyme with trypsin and mass spectrometry analysis of the tryptic peptides, show high similarity with corresponding sequences originated from the epoxide hydrolase from Aspergillus niger LCP 521.

  8. A broadly applicable and practical oligomeric (salen) Co catalyst for enantioselective epoxide ring-opening reactions

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    White, David E.; Tadross, Pamela M.; Lu, Zhe

    2014-01-01

    The (salen) Co catalyst (4a) can be prepared as a mixture of cyclic oligomers in a short, chromatography-free synthesis from inexpensive, commercially available precursors. This catalyst displays remarkable enhancements in reactivity and enantioselectivity relative to monomeric and other multimeric (salen) Co catalysts in a wide variety of enantioselective epoxide ring-opening reactions. The application of catalyst 4a is illustrated in the kinetic resolution of terminal epoxides by nucleophilic ring-opening with water, phenols, and primary alcohols; the desymmetrization of meso epoxides by addition of water and carbamates; and the desymmetrization of oxetanes by intramolecular ring opening with alcohols and phenols. The favorable solubility properties of complex 4a under the catalytic conditions facilitated mechanistic studies, allowing elucidation of the basis for the beneficial effect of oligomerization. Finally, a catalyst selection guide is provided to delineate the specific advantages of oligomeric catalyst 4a relative to (salen) Co monomer 1 for each reaction class. PMID:25045188

  9. A broadly applicable and practical oligomeric (salen) Co catalyst for enantioselective epoxide ring-opening reactions.

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    White, David E; Tadross, Pamela M; Lu, Zhe; Jacobsen, Eric N

    2014-07-08

    The (salen) Co catalyst (4a) can be prepared as a mixture of cyclic oligomers in a short, chromatography-free synthesis from inexpensive, commercially available precursors. This catalyst displays remarkable enhancements in reactivity and enantioselectivity relative to monomeric and other multimeric (salen) Co catalysts in a wide variety of enantioselective epoxide ring-opening reactions. The application of catalyst 4a is illustrated in the kinetic resolution of terminal epoxides by nucleophilic ring-opening with water, phenols, and primary alcohols; the desymmetrization of meso epoxides by addition of water and carbamates; and the desymmetrization of oxetanes by intramolecular ring opening with alcohols and phenols. The favorable solubility properties of complex 4a under the catalytic conditions facilitated mechanistic studies, allowing elucidation of the basis for the beneficial effect of oligomerization. Finally, a catalyst selection guide is provided to delineate the specific advantages of oligomeric catalyst 4a relative to (salen) Co monomer 1 for each reaction class.

  10. On the enantioselective olefin epoxidation by doubly bridged biphenyl azepine derivatives--mixed tropos/atropos chiral biaryls.

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    Vachon, Jérôme; Rentsch, Samuel; Martinez, Alexandre; Marsol, Claire; Lacour, Jérôme

    2007-02-07

    Diastereomeric doubly bridged biphenyl azepines, atropos at 20 degrees C and tropos at 80 degrees C, are precursors to effective iminium organocatalysts that are employed in the enantioselective epoxidation of prochiral olefins (up to 85% ee).

  11. Enantioselective epoxidation of non-functionalized alkenes using carbohydrate based salen-Mn(III) complexes.

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    Zhao, Shanshan; Zhao, Jiquan; Zhao, Dongmin

    2007-02-05

    Three new salen ligands with carbohydrate moieties were prepared from a salicylaldehyde derivative obtained by reaction of 1,2:5,6-di-O-isopropylidene-alpha-D-glucofuranose with 3-tert-butyl-5-(chloro-methyl)-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde. These ligands were coordinated with Mn(III) to give three chiral salen-Mn(III) complexes. The complexes were characterized and employed in the asymmetric epoxidation of unfunctionalized alkenes. Catalytic results showed that although there are no chiral groups on the diimine bridge, these complexes had some enantioselectivity, which indicates the carbohydrate moiety has an asymmetric inducing effect in the epoxidation reaction.

  12. Highly Enantioselective Epoxidation of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones Catalyzed by Rare-Earth Amides [(Me3Si)2N]3RE(μ-Cl)Li(THF)3 with Phenoxy-Functionalized Chiral Prolinols.

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    Zeng, Chao; Yuan, Dan; Zhao, Bei; Yao, Yingming

    2015-05-01

    A simple and efficient catalytic enantioselective epoxidation of α,β-unsaturated ketones has been successfully developed, which was catalyzed by rare-earth metal amides [(Me3Si)2N]3RE(μ-Cl)Li(THF)3 (RE = Yb (1), La (2), Sm (3), Y (4), Lu (5)) in the presence of phenoxy-functionalized chiral prolinols at room temperature using tert-butylhydroperoxide (TBHP) as the oxidant. The combination of an Yb-based amide 1 and a chiral proligand (S)-2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-((2-(hydroxydiphenylmethyl)pyrrolidin-1-yl)methyl)phenol) performed very well, and both the yields and the enantiomeric excess of the chiral epoxides reached up to 99% and 99% ee.

  13. Enantioselective epoxidation with chiral MN(III)(salen) catalysts: kinetic resolution of aryl-substituted allylic alcohols.

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    Adam, W; Humpf, H U; Roschmann, K J; Saha-Möller, C R

    2001-08-24

    A set of aryl-substituted allylic alcohols rac-2 has been epoxidized by chiral Mn(salen*) complexes 1 as the catalyst and iodosyl benzene (PhIO) as the oxygen source. Whereas one enantiomer of the allylic alcohol 2 is preferentially epoxidized to give the threo- or cis-epoxy alcohol 3 (up to 80% ee) as the main product (dr up to >95:5), the other enantiomer of 2 is enriched (up to 53% ee). In the case of 1,1-dimethyl-1,2-dihydronaphthalen-2-ol (2c), the CH oxidation to the enone 4c proceeds enantioselectively and competes with the epoxidation. The absolute configurations of the allylic alcohols 2 and their epoxides 3 have been determined by chemical correlation or CD spectroscopy. The observed diastereo- and enantioselectivities in the epoxidation reactions are rationalized in terms of a beneficial interplay between the hydroxy-directing effect and the attack along the Katsuki trajectory.

  14. A new chiral Fe(III)-salen grafted mesoporous catalyst for enantioselective asymmetric ring opening of racemic epoxides at room temperature under solvent-free conditions.

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    Roy, Susmita; Bhanja, Piyali; Safikul Islam, Sk; Bhaumik, Asim; Islam, Sk Manirul

    2016-01-31

    We have designed a new mesoporous SBA-15 supported chiral Fe(III)-salen material (Fe@SBSAL) having high BET surface area and porosity. The material showed excellent catalytic efficiency in regio- and enantioselective (ee > 99%) asymmetric ring opening (ARO) of racemic meso- and terminal-epoxides with various anilines at room temperature under solvent-free conditions within 1-3 h reaction time.

  15. Carbonylative enantioselective meso-desymmetrization of cis-epoxides to trans-β-lactones: effect of salen-ligand electronic variation on enantioselectivity.

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    Mulzer, Michael; Lamb, Jessica R; Nelson, Zachary; Coates, Geoffrey W

    2014-09-07

    Carbonylation catalysts for the desymmetrization of meso-epoxides yielding enantioenriched trans-β-lactones are reported. Fine-tuning the electronic properties of the ligand further improved enantioselectivity. The sterics of the substrate dictated whether a given electronic variation decreased or increased enantioenrichment, revealing an unexpected relationship between the substrate's steric environment and the electronic nature of the optimal catalyst.

  16. Enantioselective polymerization of epoxides using biaryl-linked bimetallic cobalt catalysts: a mechanistic study.

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    Ahmed, Syud M; Poater, Albert; Childers, M Ian; Widger, Peter C B; LaPointe, Anne M; Lobkovsky, Emil B; Coates, Geoffrey W; Cavallo, Luigi

    2013-12-18

    The enantioselective polymerization of propylene oxide (PO) using biaryl-linked bimetallic salen Co catalysts was investigated experimentally and theoretically. Five key aspects of this catalytic system were examined: (1) the structural features of the catalyst, (2) the regio- and stereoselectivity of the chain-growth step, (3) the probable oxidation and electronic state of Co during the polymerization, (4) the role of the cocatalyst, and (5) the mechanism of monomer enchainment. Several important insights were revealed. First, density functional theory (DFT) calculations provided detailed structural information regarding the regio- and stereoselective chain-growth step. Specifically, the absolute stereochemistry of the binaphthol linker determines the enantiomer preference in the polymerization, and the interaction between the salen ligand and the growing polymer chain is a fundamental aspect of enantioselectivity. Second, a new bimetallic catalyst with a conformationally flexible biphenol linker was synthesized and found to enantioselectively polymerize PO, though with lower enantioselectivity than the binaphthol linked catalysts. Third, DFT calculations revealed that the active form of the catalyst has two active exo anionic ligands (chloride or carboxylate) and an endo polymer alkoxide which can ring-open an adjacent cobalt-coordinated epoxide. Fourth, calculations showed that initiation is favored by an endo chloride ligand, while propagation is favored by the presence of two exo carboxylate ligands.

  17. Substrate range and enantioselectivity of epoxidation reactions mediated by the ethene-oxidising Mycobacterium strain NBB4.

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    Cheung, Samantha; McCarl, Victoria; Holmes, Andrew J; Coleman, Nicholas V; Rutledge, Peter J

    2013-02-01

    Mycobacterium strain NBB4 is an ethene-oxidising micro-organism isolated from estuarine sediments. In pursuit of new systems for biocatalytic epoxidation, we report the capacity of strain NBB4 to convert a diverse range of alkene substrates to epoxides. A colorimetric assay based on 4-(4-nitrobenzyl)pyridine) has been developed to allow the rapid characterisation and quantification of biocatalytic epoxide synthesis. Using this assay, we have demonstrated that ethene-grown NBB4 cells epoxidise a wide range of alkenes, including terminal (propene, 1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-octene and 1-decene), cyclic (cyclopentene, cyclohexene), aromatic (styrene, indene) and functionalised substrates (allyl alcohol, dihydropyran and isoprene). Apparent specific activities have been determined and range from 2.5 to 12.0 nmol min(-1) per milligram of cell protein. The enantioselectivity of epoxidation by Mycobacterium strain NBB4 has been established using styrene as a test substrate; (R)-styrene oxide is produced in enantiomeric excesses greater than 95%. Thus, the ethene monooxygenase of Mycobacterium NBB4 has a broad substrate range and promising enantioselectivity, confirming its potential as a biocatalyst for alkene epoxidation.

  18. Lithium BINOL Phosphate Catalyzed Desymmetrization of meso-Epoxides with Aromatic Thiols

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    2015-01-01

    A highly enantioselective method for desymmetrization of meso-epoxides using thiols is reported. This is the first example of epoxide activation achieved using metal BINOL phosphates. The reaction has a broad scope in terms of epoxide substrates and aromatic thiol nucleophiles. The resulting β-hydroxyl sulfides are obtained in excellent yield and enantioselectivity. PMID:25317934

  19. A novel and enantioselective epoxide hydrolase from Aspergillus brasiliensis CCT 1435: purification and characterization.

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    Beloti, Lilian L; Costa, Bruna Z; Toledo, Marcelo A S; Santos, Clelton A; Crucello, Aline; Fávaro, Marianna T P; Santiago, André S; Mendes, Juliano S; Marsaioli, Anita J; Souza, Anete P

    2013-10-01

    A novel epoxide hydrolase from Aspergillus brasiliensis CCT1435 (AbEH) was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli cells with a 6xHis-tag and purified by nickel affinity chromatography. Gel filtration analysis and circular dichroism measurements indicated that this novel AbEH is a homodimer in aqueous solution and contains the typical secondary structure of an α/β hydrolase fold. The activity of AbEH was initially assessed using the fluorogenic probe O-(3,4-epoxybutyl) umbelliferone and was active in a broad range of pH (6-9) and temperature (25-45°C); showing optimum performance at pH 6.0 and 30°C. The Michaelis constant (KM) and maximum rate (Vmax) values were 495μM and 0.24μM/s, respectively. Racemic styrene oxide (SO) was used as a substrate to assess the AbEH activity and enantioselectivity, and 66% of the SO was hydrolyzed after only 5min of reaction, with the remaining (S)-SO ee exceeding 99% in a typical kinetic resolution behavior. The AbEH-catalyzed hydrolysis of SO was also evaluated in a biphasic system of water:isooctane; (R)-diol in 84% ee and unreacted (S)-SO in 36% ee were produced, with 43% conversion in 24h, indicating a discrete enantioconvergent behavior for AbEH. This novel epoxide hydrolase has biotechnological potential for the preparation of enantiopure epoxides or vicinal diols.

  20. Co(III)(salen)-catalyzed HKR of two stereocentered alkoxy- and azido epoxides: a concise enantioselective synthesis of (S,S)-reboxetine and (+)-epi-cytoxazone.

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    Reddy, R Santhosh; Chouthaiwale, Pandurang V; Suryavanshi, Gurunath; Chavan, Vilas B; Sudalai, Arumugam

    2010-07-21

    The HKR of racemic syn- or anti- alkoxy- and azido epoxides catalyzed by Co(salen) complex affords a practical access to a series of enantioenriched syn- or anti- alkoxy- and azido epoxides and the corresponding 1,2-diols. This strategy has been successfully employed in the concise, enantioselective synthesis of bioactive molecules such as (S,S)-reboxetine and (+)-epi-cytoxazone.

  1. Mechanistic investigations of cooperative catalysis in the enantioselective fluorination of epoxides.

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    Kalow, Julia A; Doyle, Abigail G

    2011-10-12

    This report describes mechanistic studies of the (salen)Co- and amine-cocatalyzed enantioselective ring opening of epoxides by fluoride. The kinetics of the reaction, as determined by in situ (19)F NMR analysis, are characterized by apparent first-order dependence on (salen)Co. Substituent effects, nonlinear effects, and reactivity with a linked (salen)Co catalyst provide evidence for a rate-limiting, bimetallic ring-opening step. To account for these divergent data, we propose a mechanism wherein the active nucleophilic fluorine species is a cobalt fluoride that forms a resting-state dimer. Axial ligation of the amine cocatalyst to (salen)Co facilitates dimer dissociation and is the origin of the observed cooperativity. On the basis of these studies, we show that significant improvements in the rates, turnover numbers, and substrate scope of the fluoride ring-opening reactions can be realized through the use of a linked salen framework. Application of this catalyst system to a rapid (5 min) fluorination to generate the unlabeled analog of a known PET tracer, F-MISO, is reported.

  2. Epoxide hydrolase-catalyzed enantioselective conversion of trans-stilbene oxide: Insights into the reaction mechanism from steady-state and pre-steady-state enzyme kinetics.

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    Archelas, Alain; Zhao, Wei; Faure, Bruno; Iacazio, Gilles; Kotik, Michael

    2016-02-01

    A detailed kinetic study based on steady-state and pre-steady-state measurements is described for the highly enantioselective epoxide hydrolase Kau2. The enzyme, which is a member of the α/β-hydrolase fold family, preferentially reacts with the (S,S)-enantiomer of trans-stilbene oxide (TSO) with an E value of ∼200. The enzyme follows a classical two-step catalytic mechanism with formation of an alkyl-enzyme intermediate in the first step and hydrolysis of this intermediate in a rate-limiting second step. Tryptophan fluorescence quenching during TSO conversion appears to correlate with alkylation of the enzyme. The steady-state data are consistent with (S,S) and (R,R)-TSO being two competing substrates with marked differences in k(cat) and K(M) values. The high enantiopreference of the epoxide hydrolase is best explained by pronounced differences in the second-order alkylation rate constant (k2/K(S)) and the alkyl-enzyme hydrolysis rate k3 between the (S,S) and (R,R)-enantiomers of TSO. Our data suggest that during conversion of (S,S)-TSO the two active site tyrosines, Tyr(157) and Tyr(259), serve mainly as electrophilic catalysts in the alkylation half-reaction, polarizing the oxirane oxygen of the bound epoxide through hydrogen bond formation, however, without fully donating their hydrogens to the forming alkyl-enzyme intermediate.

  3. Enantioselective hydrolysis of racemic epichlorohydrin using an epoxide hydrolase from Novosphingobium aromaticivorans.

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    Woo, Jung-Hee; Hwang, Young-Ok; Kang, Ji-Hyun; Lee, Hyun Sook; Kim, Sang-Jin; Kang, Sung Gyun

    2010-09-01

    Previously we reported that an epoxide hydrolase (EHase) from Novosphingobium aromaticivorans could preferentially hydrolyze (R)-styrene oxide. In this study, we demonstrate that the purified NEH could be also effective in chiral resolution of racemic epichlorohydrin (ECH). Particularly, the purified NEH showed excellent hydrolyzing activity toward ECH to complete the reaction at a short period of incubation time. Enantiopure (S)-ECH could be obtained with a high enantiopurity of more than 99.99% enantiomeric excess (ee) and yield of 20.7% (theoretical, 50%). The chiral resolution of the purified NEH toward ECH was not susceptible to substrate inhibition by 500 mM racemic ECH.

  4. Enantioselective ring-opening reaction of meso-epoxides with ArSeH catalyzed by heterometallic Ti-Ga-Salen system.

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    Yang, Minghua; Zhu, Chengjian; Yuan, Fang; Huang, Yijun; Pan, Yi

    2005-05-12

    The first example of enantioselective ring-opening reaction of meso-epoxides with aryl selenols to give optically active beta-arylseleno alcohol in up to 97% ee was realized, using a chiral Ti-Ga-Salen heterometallic catalyst. A strong synergistic effect of different Lewis acids in the system was exhibited in the catalytic process.

  5. Biotechnological production of enantiopure epoxides by enzymatic kinetic resolution.

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    Choi, Won Jae

    2009-08-01

    Enantiopure epoxides are high value-added synthons for the production of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, as well as versatile fine chemicals and have broad scope of market demand for their applications. A major challenge in conventional organic synthesis is to generate such compounds in high enantiopurity with reasonable yield. Among possible chemical and biological technologies for enantiopure epoxide preparation, enzymatic kinetic resolution has been paid much attention with respect to its high enantioselectivity. Epoxide hydrolase (EH) has shown promising characteristics for the preparation of enantiopure epoxides and vicinal diols during enantioselective hydrolysis of racemic epoxides. EH is readily available from microbial resources thus it is being employed for biohydrolysis of a variety of epoxides. Recent technical progress in EH-catalyzed enantioselective hydrolysis is summarized in terms of exploration of novel EH, its functional improvement, high throughput assay, and preparative scale resolution process.

  6. Enantioselective desymmetrization of meso-epoxides with anilines catalyzed by polymeric and monomeric Ti(IV) salen complexes.

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    Kureshy, Rukhsana I; Kumar, Manish; Agrawal, Santosh; Khan, Noor-Ul H; Dangi, Balchand; Abdi, Sayed H R; Bajaj, Hari C

    2011-01-01

    The active catalysts for the enantioselective ring opening (ARO) of meso-stilbene oxide, cis-butene oxide, cyclohexene oxide, cyclopentene oxide, and cyclooctene oxide with various substituted anilines were generated in situ by the reaction of Ti(O(i)Pr)(4) with poly-[(R,R)-N,N'-bis-{3-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-5-methylene salicylidene} cyclohexane-1,2-diamine]-1 and (1R,2R)-N,N'-bis[3,5-di(tert-butyl)salicylidene] cyclohexane-1,2-diamine-2. These catalysts in the presence of nonracemic imine as an additive provided β-amino alcohol in excellent yield (99%) and chiral purity (enantiomeric excess (ee) up to 99%) for the ARO of meso-stilbene oxide with aniline. The same protocol was less effective for the ARO of cyclic epoxides; however, when triphenylphosphine was used as an additive, there was a significant improvement in catalyst performance for the ARO of cyclohexene oxide (yield, 85-90%; ee, 63-67%). Both in situ generated polymeric and monomeric catalysts performed in a similar manner except that the polymeric catalyst Ti(IV)-1 was more active and recycled several times with retention of enantioselectivity when compared with the monomeric catalyst Ti(IV)-2, which was nonrecyclable.

  7. Hf(IV)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Epoxidation of N-Alkenyl Sulfonamides and N-Tosyl Imines

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    Olivares-Romero, José Luis; Li, Zhi; Yamamoto, Hisashi

    2012-01-01

    Asymmetric epoxidation of allylic and homoallylic amine derivatives catalyzed by Hf(IV)-bishydroxamic acid complexes is described. Under similar conditions, aldimine and ketimine produced oxaziridines. The sulfonyl group is demonstrated to be an effective directing group for these transformations. PMID:22420598

  8. Enantioselective binding of structural epoxide isomers by a chiral vanadyl salen complex: a pulsed EPR, cw-ENDOR and DFT investigation.

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    Murphy, Damien M; Fallis, Ian A; Carter, Emma; Willock, David J; Landon, James; Van Doorslaer, Sabine; Vinck, Evi

    2009-08-21

    The mode of chiral interaction between a series of asymmetric epoxides (propylene oxide, butylene oxide, epifluorohydrin and epichlorohydrin) and a chiral vanadyl salen complex, N, N'-bis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylidene)-1,2-cyclohexane-diamino-vanadium (iv) oxide, [VO()], was investigated by a range of electron magnetic resonance techniques (EPR, ENDOR, HYSCORE) and DFT. Enantiomer discrimination of the weakly bound epoxides by the vanadyl complex was evident by cw-ENDOR. The origin of this discrimination was attributed to a number of factors including H-bonds, steric properties and electrostatic contributions, which collectively control the outcome of the chiral interaction. DFT revealed the role of a key H-bond, formed between the epoxide oxygen atom (O(epoxide)) and the methine proton (H(exo)) attached to the asymmetric carbon atom of the chiral vanadyl salen complex, thereby providing a direct pathway for stereochemical communication between complex and substrate. These findings reveal the potential importance of weak outer sphere interactions in stereoselectivities of enantioselective homogeneous catalysis.

  9. Incorporation of manganese complexes into xylanase: new artificial metalloenzymes for enantioselective epoxidation.

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    Allard, Mathieu; Dupont, Claude; Muñoz Robles, Victor; Doucet, Nicolas; Lledós, Agustí; Maréchal, Jean-Didier; Urvoas, Agathe; Mahy, Jean-Pierre; Ricoux, Rémy

    2012-01-23

    Here we report the best artificial metalloenzyme to date for the selective oxidation of aromatic alkenes; it was obtained by noncovalent insertion of Mn(III)-meso-tetrakis(p-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin [Mn(TpCPP), 1-Mn] into a host protein, xylanase 10A from Streptomyces lividans (Xln10A). Two metallic complexes-N,N'-ethylene bis(2-hydroxybenzylimine)-5,5'-dicarboxylic acid Mn(III) [(Mn-salen), 2-Mn] and 1-Mn-were associated with Xln10A, and the two hybrid biocatalysts were characterised by UV-visible spectroscopy, circular dichroism and molecular modelling. Only the artificial metalloenzyme based on 1-Mn and Xln10A was studied for its catalytic properties in the oxidation of various substituted styrene derivatives by KHSO(5): after optimisation, the 1-Mn-Xln10A artificial metalloenzyme was able to catalyse the oxidation of para-methoxystyrene by KHSO(5) with a 16 % yield and the best enantioselectivity (80 % in favour of the R isomer) ever reported for an artificial metalloenzyme.

  10. Towards a General Understanding of Carbonyl‐Stabilised Ammonium Ylide‐Mediated Epoxidation Reactions

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    Novacek, Johanna; Roiser, Lukas; Zielke, Katharina

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The key factors for carbonyl‐stabilised ammonium ylide‐mediated epoxidation reactions were systematically investigated by experimental and computational means and the hereby obtained energy profiles provide explanations for the observed experimental results. In addition, we were able to identify the first tertiary amine‐based chiral auxiliary that allows for high enantioselectivities and high yields for such epoxidation reactions. PMID:27381752

  11. Biocatalytic synthesis of C3 chiral building blocks by chloroperoxidase-catalyzed enantioselective halo-hydroxylation and epoxidation in the presence of ionic liquids.

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    Liu, Yan; Wang, Yali; Jiang, Yucheng; Hu, Mancheng; Li, Shuni; Zhai, Quanguo

    2015-01-01

    The optically active C3 synthetic blocks are remarkably versatile intermediates for the synthesis of numerous pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. This work provides a simple and efficient enzymatic synthetic route for the environment-friendly synthesis of C3 chiral building blocks. Chloroperoxidase (CPO)-catalyzed enantioselective halo-hydroxylation and epoxidation of chloropropene and allyl alcohol was employed to prepare C3 chiral building blocks in this work, including (R)-2,3-dichloro-1-propanol (DCP*), (R)-2,3-epoxy-1-propanol (GLD*), and (R)-3-chloro-1-2-propanediol (CPD*). The ee values of the formed C3 chiral building blocks DCP*, CPD*, and glycidol were 98.1, 97.5, and 96.7%, respectively. Moreover, the use of small amount of imidazolium ionic liquid enhanced the yield efficiently due to the increase of solubility of hydrophobic organic substrates in aqueous reaction media, as well as the improvement of affinity and selectivity of CPO to substrate.

  12. A novel enantioselective epoxide hydrolase for (R)-phenyl glycidyl ether to generate (R)-3-phenoxy-1,2-propanediol.

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    Wu, Shijin; Shen, Jiajia; Zhou, Xiaoyun; Chen, Jianmeng

    2007-10-01

    Bacillus sp. Z018, a novel strain producing epoxide hydrolase, was isolated from soil. The epoxide hydrolase catalyzed the stereospecific hydrolysis of (R)-phenyl glycidyl ether to generate (R)-3-phenoxy-1,2-propanediol. Epoxide hydrolase from Bacillus sp. Z018 was inducible, and (R)-phenyl glycidyl ether was able to act as an inducer. The fermentation conditions for epoxide hydrolase were 35 degrees C, pH 7.5 with glucose and NH(4)Cl as the best carbon and nitrogen source, respectively. Under optimized conditions, the biotransformation yield of 45.8% and the enantiomeric excess of 96.3% were obtained for the product (R)-3-phenoxy-1,2-propanediol.

  13. Novel microbial epoxide hydrolases for biohydrolysis of glycidyl derivatives.

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    Kotik, Michael; Brichac, Jiri; Kyslík, Pavel

    2005-12-06

    Microbial isolates from biofilters and petroleum-polluted bioremediation sites were screened for the presence of enantioselective epoxide hydrolases active towards tert-butyl glycidyl ether, benzyl glycidyl ether, and allyl glycidyl ether. Out of 270 isolated strains, which comprised bacteria, yeasts, and filamentous fungi, four were selected based on the enantioselectivities of their epoxide hydrolases determined in biotransformation reactions. The enzyme of Aspergillus niger M200 preferentially hydrolyses (S)-tert-butyl glycidyl ether to (S)-3-tert-butoxy-1,2-propanediol with a relatively high enantioselectivity (the enantiomeric ratio E is about 30 at a reaction temperature of 28 degrees C). Epoxide hydrolases of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa M002 and Rhodococcus fascians M022 hydrolyse benzyl glycidyl ether with relatively low enantioselectivities, the former reacting predominantly with the (S)-enantiomer, the latter preferring the (R)-enantiomer. Enzymatic hydrolysis of allyl glycidyl ether by Cryptococcus laurentii M001 proceeds with low enantioselectivity (E=3). (R)-tert-Butyl glycidyl ether with an enantiomeric excess (ee) of over 99%, and (S)-3-tert-butoxy-1,2-propanediol with an ee-value of 86% have been prepared on a gram-scale using whole cells of A. niger M200. An enantiomeric ratio of approximately 100 has been determined under optimised biotransformation conditions with the partially purified epoxide hydrolase from A. niger M200. The regioselectivity of this enzyme was determined to be total for both (S)-tert-butyl glycidyl ether and (R)-tert-butyl glycidyl ether.

  14. Highly efficient molybdenum-based catalysts for enantioselective alkene metathesis

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    Malcolmson, Steven J.; Meek, Simon J.; Sattely, Elizabeth S.; Schrock, Richard R.; Hoveyda, Amir H.

    2009-01-01

    Discovery of efficient catalysts is one of the most compelling objectives of modern chemistry. Chiral catalysts are in particularly high demand, as they facilitate synthesis of enantiomerically enriched small molecules that are critical to developments in medicine, biology and materials science1. Especially noteworthy are catalysts that promote—with otherwise inaccessible efficiency and selectivity levels—reactions demonstrated to be of great utility in chemical synthesis. Here we report a class of chiral catalysts that initiate alkene metathesis1 with very high efficiency and enantioselectivity. Such attributes arise from structural fluxionality of the chiral catalysts and the central role that enhanced electronic factors have in the catalytic cycle. The new catalysts have a stereogenic metal centre and carry only monodentate ligands; the molybdenum-based complexes are prepared stereoselectively by a ligand exchange process involving an enantiomerically pure aryloxide, a class of ligands scarcely used in enantioselective catalysis2,3. We demonstrate the application of the new catalysts in an enantioselective synthesis of the Aspidosperma alkaloid, quebrachamine, through an alkene metathesis reaction that cannot be promoted by any of the previously reported chiral catalysts. PMID:19011612

  15. Molecular basis for enantioselectivity in the (R)- and (S)-hydroxypropylthioethanesulfonate dehydrogenases, a unique pair of stereoselective short-chain dehydrogenases/reductases involved in aliphatic epoxide carboxylation†

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    Sliwa, Dariusz A.; Krishnakumar, Arathi M.; Peters, John W.; Ensign, Scott A.

    2010-01-01

    (R)- and (S)-2-hydroxypropyl-CoM (R-HPC and S-HPC) are produced as intermediates in bacterial propylene metabolism from the nucleophilic addition of coenzyme M to (R)- and (S)-epoxypropane, respectively. Two highly enantioselective dehydrogenases (R-HPCDH and S-HPCDH) belonging to the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase family catalyze the conversion of R-HPC and S-HPC to 2-ketopropyl-CoM (2-KPC), which undergoes reductive cleavage and carboxylation to produce acetoacetate. In the present study, one of three copies of S-HPCDH enzymes present on a linear megaplasmid in Xanthobacter autotrophicus strain Py2 has been cloned and overexpressed, allowing the first detailed side by side characterization of the R-HPCDH and S-HPCDH enzymes. The catalytic triad of S-HPCDH was found to consist of Y156, K160, and S143. R211 and K214 were identified as the amino acid residues coordinating the sulfonate of CoM in S-HPC. R211A and K214A mutants were severely impaired in the oxidation of R-HPC or reduction of 2-KPC but were largely unaffected in the oxidation and reduction of aliphatic alcohols and ketones. Kinetic analyses using (R)- and (S)-HPC as substrates revealed that enantioselectivity in R-HPCDH (value, 944) was dictated largely by differences in kcat while enantioselectivity for S-HPCDH (value, 658) was dictated largely by changes in Km. S-HPCDH had an inherent high enantioselectivity for producing (S)-2-butanol from 2-butanone that was unaffected by modulators that interact with the sulfonate binding site. The tertiary alcohol 2-methyl-2-hydroxypropyl-CoM (M-HPC) was a competitive inhibitor of R-HPCDH-catalyzed R-HPC oxidation, with a Kis similar to the Km for R-HPC, but was not an inhibitor of S-HPCDH. The primary alcohol 2-hydroxyethyl-CoM was a substrate for both R-HPCDH and S-HPCDH with identical Km values. The pH dependence of kinetic parameters suggests that the hydroxyl group is a larger contributor to S-HPC binding to S-HPCDH than for R-HPC binding to R-HPCDH. It

  16. Highly enantioselective intramolecular 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition: a route to piperidino-pyrrolizidines.

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    Vidadala, Srinivasa Rao; Golz, Christopher; Strohmann, Carsten; Daniliuc, Constantin-G; Waldmann, Herbert

    2015-01-07

    Enantioselective catalytic intermolecular 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions are powerful methods for the synthesis of heterocycles. In contrast, intramolecular enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions are virtually unexplored. A highly enantioselective synthesis of natural-product-inspired pyrrolidino-piperidines by means of an intramolecular 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition with azomethine ylides is now reported. The method has a wide scope and yields the desired cycloadducts with four tertiary stereogenic centers with up to 99% ee. Combining the enantioselective catalytic intramolecular 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition with a subsequent diastereoselective intermolecular 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition yielded complex piperidino-pyrrolizidines with very high stereoselectivity in a one-pot tandem reaction.

  17. Bifunctional Catalyst Promotes Highly Enantioselective Bromolactonizations to Generate Stereogenic C–Br Bonds

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    Paull, Daniel H.; Fang, Chao; Donald, James R.; Pansick, Andrew D.; Martin, Stephen F.

    2012-01-01

    A novel bifunctional catalyst derived from BINOL has been developed that promotes the highly enantioselective bromolactonizations of a number of structurally distinct unsaturated acids. Like some known catalysts, this catalyst promotes highly enantioselective bromolactonizations of 4- and 5-aryl-4-pentenoic acids, but it also catalyzes the highly enantioselective bromolactonizations of 5-alkyl-4(Z)-pentenoic acids. These reactions represent the first catalytic bromolactonizations of alkyl-substituted olefinic acids that proceed via 5-exo mode cyclizations to give lactones in which new carbon–bromine bonds are formed at a stereogenic center with high enantioselectivity. We also disclose the first catalytic desymmetrization of a prochiral dienoic acid by enantioselective bromolactonization. PMID:22726214

  18. NHC-Catalyzed/Titanium(IV);#8722;Mediated Highly Diastereo- and Enantioselective Dimerization of Enals

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    Cohen, Daniel T.; Cardinal-David, Benoit; Roberts, John M.; Sarjeant, Amy A.; Scheidt, Karl A.

    2012-05-09

    An NHC-catalyzed, diastereo- and enantioselective dimerization of enals has been developed. The use of Ti(Oi-Pr){sub 4} is a key element for the reactivity and selectivity of this process. The cyclopentenes are obtained with high levels of diastereo- and enantioselectivity and their synthetic utility is demonstrated by functionalization of the product alkene.

  19. Highly enantioselective [4 + 2] cyclization of chloroaldehydes and 1-azadienes catalyzed by N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Jian, Teng-Yue; Sun, Li-Hui; Ye, Song

    2012-11-14

    Highly functionalized dihydropyridinones were synthesized via the N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed enantioselective [4 + 2] annulation of α-chloroaldehydes and azadienes. Hydrogenation of the resulted dihydropyridinones afforded the corresponding piperidinones with high enantiopurity.

  20. Synthesis of planar chiral phosphapalladacycles by highly enantioselective transcyclopalladation.

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    Roca, Francesc X; Motevalli, Majid; Richards, Christopher J

    2005-03-02

    The first highly enantioselective synthesis of planar chiral ferrocene phosphapalladacycles was performed by high-yielding asymmetric transcyclopalladation with cobalt oxazoline palladacycles (COP). Use of di-mu-acetatobis[(eta5-(S)-(pR)-2-(2'-(4'-isopropyl)oxazolinyl)cyclopentadienyl-C1,N3')(eta4-tetraphenylcyclobutadiene)cobalt]dipalladium(II), followed by acetate/chloride ligand exchange, gave (pS)-di-mu-chloro[2-(2-dicyclohexylphosphino)phenylferroene-C1,P)dipalladium(II) (95% ee). Similarly, diastereomeric di-mu-acetatobis[(eta5-(S)-(pS)-2-(2'-(4'-tert-butyl)oxazolinyl)cyclopentadienyl-C1,N3')(eta4-tetraphenylcyclobutadiene)cobalt]dipalladium(II) led to the enantiomeric (pR)-phosphapalladacycle (95% ee), revealing the control of these reactions by the element of planar chirality in COP. The reactions were extended to the synthesis of (pS)- and (pR)-di-mu-chloro[2-(2-diphenylphosphino)phenylferroene-C1,P)dipalladium(II) (78 and 92% ee, respectively). In all cases, the palladium-free precursors to COP were recovered for recycling.

  1. Synergistic interplay of a non-heme iron catalyst and amino acid coligands in H2 O2 activation for asymmetric epoxidation of α-alkyl-substituted styrenes.

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    Cussó, Olaf; Ribas, Xavi; Lloret-Fillol, Julio; Costas, Miquel

    2015-02-23

    Highly enantioselective epoxidation of α-substituted styrenes with aqueous H2 O2 is described by using a chiral iron complex as the catalyst and N-protected amino acids (AAs) as coligands. The amino acids synergistically cooperate with the iron center in promoting an efficient activation of H2 O2 to catalyze epoxidation of this challenging class of substrates with good yields and stereoselectivities (up to 97%ee) in short reaction times.

  2. Efficient kinetic resolution of phenyl glycidyl ether by a novel epoxide hydrolase from Tsukamurella paurometabola.

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    Wu, Kai; Wang, Hualei; Sun, Huihui; Wei, Dongzhi

    2015-11-01

    Enantioselective hydrolysis of racemic epoxides mediated by epoxide hydrolases (EHs) is one of the most promising approaches to obtain enantiopure epoxides. In this study, we identified and characterized a novel EH (TpEH1) from Tsukamurella paurometabola by analyzing the conserved catalytic residues of EH. TpEH1 was overexpressed and purified, and its catalytic properties were studied using racemic phenyl glycidyl ether (PGE) and its derivatives as substrates. TpEH1 showed excellent enantioselectivity to the substrates PGE, 3-methylPGE, and 3-nitroPGE. The highest enantioselectivity (E > 100) was achieved when 3-nitroPGE was used as the substrate. The recombinant Escherichia coli TpEH1 demonstrated high substrate tolerance toward PGE and could hydrolyze PGE at concentrations of up to 400 mM (60 g/L) with high enantioselectivity (E = 65), giving (R)-PGE with enantiomeric excess of more than 99 % ee and 45 % yield within 1 h. This concentration of PGE is the highest reported concentration catalyzed by native EHs to date. Thus, the easily available and highly active E. coli TpEH1 showed great potential for the practical preparation of optically pure (R)-PGE.

  3. Highly selective hydrolytic kinetic resolution of terminal epoxides catalyzed by chiral (salen)Co(III) complexes. Practical synthesis of enantioenriched terminal epoxides and 1,2-diols.

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    Schaus, Scott E; Brandes, Bridget D; Larrow, Jay F; Tokunaga, Makoto; Hansen, Karl B; Gould, Alexandra E; Furrow, Michael E; Jacobsen, Eric N

    2002-02-20

    The hydrolytic kinetic resolution (HKR) of terminal epoxides catalyzed by chiral (salen)Co(III) complex 1 x OAc affords both recovered unreacted epoxide and 1,2-diol product in highly enantioenriched form. As such, the HKR provides general access to useful, highly enantioenriched chiral building blocks that are otherwise difficult to access, from inexpensive racemic materials. The reaction has several appealing features from a practical standpoint, including the use of H(2)O as a reactant and low loadings (0.2-2.0 mol %) of a recyclable, commercially available catalyst. In addition, the HKR displays extraordinary scope, as a wide assortment of sterically and electronically varied epoxides can be resolved to > or = 99% ee. The corresponding 1,2-diols were produced in good-to-high enantiomeric excess using 0.45 equiv of H(2)O. Useful and general protocols are provided for the isolation of highly enantioenriched epoxides and diols, as well as for catalyst recovery and recycling. Selectivity factors (k(rel)) were determined for the HKR reactions by measuring the product ee at ca. 20% conversion. In nearly all cases, k(rel) values for the HKR exceed 50, and in several cases are well in excess of 200.

  4. A concise, protection-free and divergent approach for the enantioselective syntheses of two pheromonal epoxide components of the fall webworm moth and other species.

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    Du, Yu; Zheng, Jian-Feng; Wang, Zhi-Gang; Jiang, Li-Jiao; Ruan, Yuan-Ping; Huang, Pei-Qiang

    2010-07-02

    On the basis of Zhou's modified Sharpless asymmetric epoxidation, sequential coupling reactions, and a divergent strategy, the protection-free syntheses of two main pheromonal components 1 and 5, found in the fall webworm moth, Hyphantria cunea, and other species have been accomplished in 10 steps (for two compounds). The overall yields are 31% for 1, 28% for 5, and 25% for both 1 and 5, respectively. The ee values of the final products 1 and 5 are at least 99%.

  5. Quantitative DFT modeling of the enantiomeric excess for dioxirane-catalyzed epoxidations

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    Schneebeli, Severin T.; Hall, Michelle Lynn

    2009-01-01

    Herein we report the first fully quantum mechanical study of enantioselectivity for a large dataset. We show that transition state modeling at the UB3LYP-DFT/6-31G* level of theory can accurately model enantioselectivity for various dioxirane-catalyzed asymmetric epoxidations. All the synthetically useful high selectivities are successfully “predicted” by this method. Our results hint at the utility of this method to further model other asymmetric reactions and facilitate the discovery process for the experimental organic chemist. Our work suggests the possibility of using computational methods not simply to explain organic phenomena, but also to predict them quantitatively. PMID:19243187

  6. Asymmetric catalysis of epoxide ring-opening reactions.

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    Jacobsen, E N

    2000-06-01

    The discovery of the metal salen-catalyzed asymmetric ring-opening (ARO) of epoxides is chronicled. A screening approach was adopted for the identification of catalysts for the addition of TMSN(3) to meso-epoxides, and the chiral (salen)CrN(3) complex was identified as optimal. Kinetic and structural studies served to elucidate the mechanism of catalysis, which involves cooperative activation of both epoxide and azide by two different metal centers. Covalently linked bimetallic complexes were constructed on the basis of this insight, and shown to catalyze the ARO with identical enantioselectivity but 1-2 orders of magnitude greater reactivity than the monomeric analogues. Extraordinarily high selectivity is observed in the kinetic resolution of terminal epoxides using the (salen)CrN(3)/TMSN(3) system. A search for a practical method for the kinetic resolution reaction led to the discovery of highly enantiomer-selective hydrolytic ring-opening using the corresponding (salen)Co(III) catalyst. This system displays extraordinary substrate generality, and allows practical access to enantiopure terminal epoxides on both laboratory and industrial scales.

  7. Highly enantioselective proton-initiated polycyclization of polyenes.

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    Surendra, Karavadhi; Corey, E J

    2012-07-25

    This report describes the synthesis of a range of chiral polycyclic molecules (tricyclic to pentacyclic) from achiral polyene precursors by enantioselective proton-initiated polycyclization promoted by the 1:1 complex of o,o'-dichloro-BINOL and SbCl(5). Excellent yields (ca. 90% per ring formed) and enantioselectivety (20:1 to 50:1) were obtained. The process is practical as well as efficient, because the chiral ligand is both readily prepared from R,R- or S,S-BINOL and easily recovered from the reaction mixture by extraction.

  8. Bifunctional N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed highly enantioselective synthesis of spirocyclic oxindolo-β-lactams.

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    Zhang, Han-Ming; Gao, Zhong-Hua; Ye, Song

    2014-06-06

    The N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed Staudinger reaction of ketenes with isatin-derived ketimines was investigated. The bifunctional NHCs with a free hydroxyl group were demonstrated as efficient catalysts for the reaction, giving the corresponding spirocyclic oxindolo-β-lactams in high yields with excellent diastereo- and enantioselectivities.

  9. The first chiral diene-based metal-organic frameworks for highly enantioselective carbon-carbon bond formation reactions

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    Sawano, Takahiro; Ji, Pengfei; McIsaac, Alexandra R.; Lin, Zekai; Abney, Carter W.; Lin, Wenbin

    2016-02-01

    We have designed the first chiral diene-based metal–organic framework (MOF), E₂-MOF, and postsynthetically metalated E₂-MOF with Rh(I) complexes to afford highly active and enantioselective single-site solid catalysts for C–C bond formation reactions. Treatment of E₂-MOF with [RhCl(C₂H₄)₂]₂ led to a highly enantioselective catalyst for 1,4-additions of arylboronic acids to α,β-unsaturated ketones, whereas treatment of E₂-MOF with Rh(acac)(C₂H₄)₂ afforded a highly efficient catalyst for the asymmetric 1,2-additions of arylboronic acids to aldimines. Interestingly, E₂-MOF·Rh(acac) showed higher activity and enantioselectivity than the homogeneous control catalyst, likely due to the formation of a true single-site catalyst in the MOF. E₂-MOF·Rh(acac) was also successfully recycled and reused at least seven times without loss of yield and enantioselectivity.

  10. H₈-BINOL chiral imidodiphosphoric acid catalyzed highly enantioselective aza-Friedel-Crafts reactions of pyrroles and enamides/imines.

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    Wu, Kun; Zhuo, Ming-Hua; Sha, Di; Fan, Yan-Sen; An, Dong; Jiang, Yi-Jun; Zhang, Suoqin

    2015-05-11

    The first enantioselective aza-Friedel-Crafts reaction between pyrroles and enamides has been achieved by using a novel H8-BINOL-type imidodiphosphoric acid catalyst. This methodology was also applied to the highly enantioselective aza-Friedel-Crafts reaction between pyrroles and imines. The catalyst loadings in these two reactions are low (0.3-2 mol%). Both processes are amenable to gram scales.

  11. An organocatalytic domino Michael-alkylation reaction: highly enantioselective construction of spiro-cyclopentanoneoxindoles and tetronic acid scaffolds.

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    Zhou, Jing; Wang, Qi-Lin; Peng, Lin; Tian, Fang; Xu, Xiao-Ying; Wang, Li-Xin

    2014-12-04

    A new organocatalytic asymmetric domino Michael-alkylation reaction of methyleneindolinones and γ-halogenated-β-ketoesters is described. A variety of spiro-cyclopentanoneoxindoles were obtained in high yields (up to 96%), good diastereoselectivities (up to 12 : 1 dr) and excellent enantioselectivities (up to >99% ee) via α-alkylation. Interestingly, O-alkylated products with tetronic acid motifs could be obtained by tuning the N-protecting groups on methyleneindolinones with excellent enantioselectivities (up to >99% ee).

  12. Highly enantioselective monofluoromethylation of C2-arylindoles using FBSM under chiral phase-transfer catalysis.

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    Matsuzaki, Kohei; Furukawa, Tatsuya; Tokunaga, Etsuko; Matsumoto, Takashi; Shiro, Motoo; Shibata, Norio

    2013-07-05

    The highly enantioselective addition of 1-fluoro-1,1-bis(phenylsulfonyl)methane (FBSM) to vinylogous imines generated in situ from 2-aryl-3-(1-arylsulfonylmethyl)indoles was achieved using chiral ammonium salts derived from cinchona alkaloids. One-pot conversion from 2-arylindoles with FBSM was also adaptable under the same reaction conditions. The key for this transformation is the effective use of the arylsulfonyl group.

  13. Lipase-catalyzed highly enantioselective kinetic resolution of boron-containing chiral alcohols.

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    Andrade, Leandro H; Barcellos, Thiago

    2009-07-16

    The first application of enzymes as catalysts to obtain optically pure boron compounds is described. The kinetic resolution of boron-containing chiral alcohols via enantioselective transesterification catalyzed by lipases was studied. Aromatic, allylic, and aliphatic secondary alcohols containing a boronate ester or boronic acid group were resolved by lipase from Candida antartica (CALB), and excellent E values (E > 200) and high enantiomeric excesses (up to >99%) of both remaining substrates and acetylated product were obtained.

  14. Highly enantioselective sec-alkyl sulfatase activity of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius DSM 639.

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    Wallner, Sabine R; Nestl, Bettina M; Faber, Kurt

    2004-12-23

    [reaction: see text] rac-sec-Alkyl sulfate esters 1a-4a were resolved in high enantioselectivities with E-values up to >200 using whole cells of aerobically grown Sulfolobus acidocaldarius DSM 639. The stereochemical course of this biohydrolysis was shown to proceed with strict inversion of configuration; thus, the preferred (R)-enantiomers were converted into the corresponding (S)-sec-alcohols to furnish a homochiral product mixture.

  15. Air-stable and phosphine-free iridium catalysts for highly enantioselective hydrogenation of quinoline derivatives.

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    Li, Zhi-Wei; Wang, Tian-Li; He, Yan-Mei; Wang, Zhi-Jian; Fan, Qing-Hua; Pan, Jie; Xu, Li-Jin

    2008-11-20

    Enantioselective hydrogenation of quinoline derivatives catalyzed by phosphine-free chiral cationic Cp*Ir(OTf)(CF 3TsDPEN) complex (CF 3TsDPEN = N-(p-trifluoromethylbenzenesulfonyl)-1,2-diphenylethylene-diamine) afforded the 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline derivatives in up to 99% ee. The reaction could be carried out with a substrate-to-catalyst molar ratio as high as 1000 in undegassed methanol and with no need for inert gas protection.

  16. L-prolinol as a highly enantioselective catalyst for Michael addition of cyclohexanone to nitroolefins.

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    Chua, Pei Juan; Tan, Bin; Zeng, Xiaofei; Zhong, Guofu

    2009-07-15

    Though many chiral amines such as l-proline and its derivatives have proven to be versatile catalysts in many reactions, L-prolinol was seldom used as organocatalyst for reactions. Herein, we report the first L-prolinol catalyzed asymmetric Michael addition of cyclohexanone to nitroolefins in the presence of benzoic acid to afford Michael adducts with high diastereoselectivities (87:13->99:1) and enantioselectivities (82-96%).

  17. Highly enantioselective synthesis of α,α-dialkylmalonates by phase-transfer catalytic desymmetrization.

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    Hong, Suckchang; Lee, Jihye; Kim, Minsik; Park, Yohan; Park, Cheonhyoung; Kim, Mi-hyun; Jew, Sang-sup; Park, Hyeung-geun

    2011-04-06

    A novel enantioselective synthetic method for the construction of a quaternary carbon center from malonates via phase-transfer catalytic (PTC) alkylation has been developed. The asymmetric α-alkylation of diphenylmethyl tert-butyl α-alkylmalonates with alkylating agents under phase-transfer catalysis conditions (aq 50% KOH, toluene, 0 °C) in the presence of (S,S)-3,4,5-trifluorophenyl-NAS bromide (8) as PTC catalyst afforded the corresponding α,α-dialkylmalonates in high chemical (up to 99%) and optical yields (up to 97% ee) which could be readily converted to versatile chiral intermediates. Notably, the direct double α-alkylations of diphenylmethyl tert-butyl malonate also provided the corresponding α,α-dialkylmalonates without loss of enantioselectivity. The synthetic potential of this method has been demonstrated by the preparation of α,α-dialkylamino acid and oxindole systems. © 2011 American Chemical Society

  18. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Wortmannin.

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    Guo, Yinliang; Quan, Tianfei; Lu, Yandong; Luo, Tuoping

    2017-05-24

    A concise and enantioselective total synthesis of the potent PI3K inhibitor (+)-wortmannin is described. A Pd-catalyzed cascade reaction was first developed to connect a synthon derived from Hajos-Parrish ketone to a furan moiety. The subsequent Friedel-Crafts alkylation of the β-position of a furan ring to an epoxide was optimized to establish the C10 quaternary center. (+)-Wortmannin was eventually accomplished by transformations following a late-stage oxidation of the furan allylic position. Kinome profiling and in vitro enzymatic assays were performed on 17-β-hydroxy-wortmannin and an epoxide analogue.

  19. Epoxidation catalyst and process

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    Linic, Suljo; Christopher, Phillip

    2010-10-26

    Disclosed herein is a catalytic method of converting alkenes to epoxides. This method generally includes reacting alkenes with oxygen in the presence of a specific silver catalyst under conditions suitable to produce a yield of the epoxides. The specific silver catalyst is a silver nanocrystal having a plurality of surface planes, a substantial portion of which is defined by Miller indices of (100). The reaction is performed by charging a suitable reactor with this silver catalyst and then feeding the reactants to the reactor under conditions to carry out the reaction. The reaction may be performed in batch, or as a continuous process that employs a recycle of any unreacted alkenes. The specific silver catalyst has unexpectedly high selectivity for epoxide products. Consequently, this general method (and its various embodiments) will result in extraordinarily high epoxide yields heretofore unattainable.

  20. Asymmetric hydrogenation of ketones: Tactics to achieve high reactivity, enantioselectivity, and wide scope

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    Ohkuma, Takeshi

    2010-01-01

    Ru complexes with chiral diphosphines and amine-based ligands achieve high catalytic activity and enantioselectivity for the hydrogenation of ketones under neutral to slightly basic conditions. The chiral environment is controllable by changing the combination of these two ligands. A concerted six-membered transition state is proposed to be the origin of the high reactivity. The η6-arene/TsDPEN–Ru and MsDPEN–Cp*Ir catalysts effect the asymmetric reaction under slightly acidic conditions. A variety of chiral secondary alcohols are obtained in high enantiomeric excess. PMID:20228621

  1. Preparation of dendritic and non-dendritic styryl-substituted Salens for cross-linking suspension copolymerization with styrene and multiple use of the corresponding Mn and Cr complexes in enantioselective epoxidations and hetero-Diels-Alder reactions.

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    Sellner, H; Karjalainen, J K; Seebach, D

    2001-07-02

    Following work with TADDOLs and BINOLs, we have now prepared Salen derivatives (2, 3, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21) carrying two to eight styryl groups for cross-linking copolymerization with styrene. The Salen cores are either derived from (R,R)-diphenyl ethylene diamine (3, 15, 19, 21) or from (R,R)-cyclohexane diamine (2, 14, 18, 20). The styryl groups are attached to the salicylic aldehyde moieties, using Suzuki (cf. 1) or Sonogashira cross-coupling (cf. 11), and/or phenolic etherification (cf. 5, 7) with dendritic styryl-substituted Fréchet-type benzylic branch bromides. Subsequent condensation with the diamines provides the chiral Salens. Corresponding Salens lacking the peripheral vinyl groups (cf. 12, 13, 16, 17) were also prepared for comparison of catalytic activities in homogeneous solution with those in polystyrene. Cross-linking radical suspension copolymerization of styrene and the styryl Salens, following a procedure by Itsuno and Fréchet, gave beads (ca. 400 microm diameter) which were loaded with Mn or Cr (ca. 0.2 mmol of complex per g of polymer), with more than 95% of the Salen incorporated being actually accessible for complexation (by elemental analysis). The polymer-bound Mn and Cr complexes were used as catalysts for epoxidations of six phenyl-substituted olefins (m-CPBA/NMO; products 22a-f), and for dihydropyranone formation from the Danishefsky diene and aldehydes (PhCHO, C5H11CHO, C6H11CHO, products 23a-c). There are several remarkable features of the novel immobilized Salens: i) The dendritic branches do not slow down the catalytic activity of the complexes in solution; ii) the reactions with Salen catalysts incorporated in polystyrene give products of essentially the same enantiopurity as those observed in homogeneous solution with the dendritically substituted or with the original Jacobsen - Katsuki complexes; iii) some Mn-loaded beads have been stored for a year, without loss of activity; iv) especially the biphenyl- and the acetylene

  2. Highly Enantioselective Allylation of Ketones: An Efficient Approach to All Stereoisomers of Tertiary Homoallylic Alcohols.

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    Brauns, Marcus; Mantel, Marvin; Schmauck, Julie; Guder, Marian; Breugst, Martin; Pietruszka, Jörg

    2017-09-07

    An optimized protecting group for allylboronates allowed the use of ketones in order to synthesize all isomers of quaternary homoallylic alcohols with high enantioselectivities. All symmetric isomers of the allylboronate were prepared in high yields and diastereoselectivities using Sn 2' reactions. The improved reactivity of the novel protecting group was verified by following the reaction kinetics with (1) H NMR spectroscopy. Mechanistic studies using DFT calculations were conducted to investigate the new findings. Thus, the stereochemical outcome and enhanced reactivity can be rationalized. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Epoxide hydrolase of Trichoderma reesei: Biochemical properties and conformational characterization.

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    de Oliveira, Gabriel Stephani; Adriani, Patricia Pereira; Borges, Flavia Garcia; Lopes, Adriana Rios; Campana, Patricia T; Chambergo, Felipe S

    2016-08-01

    Epoxide hydrolases (EHs) are enzymes that are present in all living organisms and catalyze the hydrolysis of epoxides to the corresponding vicinal diols. EHs have biotechnological potential in chiral chemistry. We report the cloning, purification, enzymatic activity, and conformational analysis of the TrEH gene from Trichoderma reesei strain QM9414 using circular dichroism spectroscopy. The EH gene has an open reading frame encoding a protein of 343 amino acid residues, resulting in a molecular mass of 38.2kDa. The enzyme presents an optimum pH of 7.2, and it is highly active at temperatures ranging from 23 to 50°C and thermally inactivated at 70°C (t1/2=7.4min). The Michaelis constants (Km) were 4.6mM for racemic substrate, 21.7mM for (R)-(+)-styrene oxide and 3.0mM for (S)-(-)-styrene oxide. The kcat/Km analysis indicated that TrEH is enantioselective and preferentially hydrolyzes (S)-(-)-styrene oxide. The conformational stability studies suggested that, despite the extreme conditions (high temperatures and extremely acid and basic pHs), TrEH is able to maintain a considerable part of its regular structures, including the preservation of the native cores in some cases. The recombinant protein showed enantioselectivity that was distinct from other fungus EHs, making this protein a potential biotechnological tool.

  4. Exogenous-Base-Free Palladacycle-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Arylation of Imines with Arylboroxines.

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    Schrapel, Carmen; Peters, René

    2015-08-24

    Enantiomerically pure benzylic amines are important for the development of new drugs. A readily accessible planar-chiral ferrocene-derived palladacycle is shown to be a highly efficient catalyst for the formation of N-substituted benzylic stereocenters; this catalyst accelerates the 1,2-addition of arylboroxines to aromatic and aliphatic imines with exceptional levels of enantioselectivity. Using aldimines an exogenous base was not necessary for the activation of the boroxines, when acetate was used as an anionic ligand. Common problems such as aryl-aryl homocouplings and imine hydrolysis were fully overcome, the latter even in the absence of molecular sieves.

  5. Highly enantioselective synthesis of beta-heteroaryl-substituted dihydrochalcones through Friedel-Crafts alkylation of indoles and pyrrole.

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    Wang, Wentao; Liu, Xiaohua; Cao, Weidi; Wang, Jun; Lin, Lili; Feng, Xiaoming

    2010-02-01

    A highly enantioselective Friedel-Crafts (F-C) alkylation of indoles and pyrrole with chalcone derivatives catalyzed by a chiral N,N'-dioxide-Sc(OTf)(3) complex has been developed that tolerates a wide range of substrates. The reaction proceeds in moderate to excellent yields and high enantioselectivities (85-92 % enantiomeric excess) using 2 mol % (for indole) or 0.5 mol % (for pyrrole) catalyst loading, which showed the potential value of the catalyst system. Meanwhile, a strong positive nonlinear effect was observed. On the basis of the experimental results and previous reports, a possible working model is proposed to explain the origin of the activation and asymmetric induction.

  6. Fighting Fenton Chemistry: A Highly Active Iron(III) Tetracarbene Complex in Epoxidation Catalysis.

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    Kück, Jens W; Anneser, Markus R; Hofmann, Benjamin; Pöthig, Alexander; Cokoja, Mirza; Kühn, Fritz E

    2015-12-07

    Organometallic Fe complexes with exceptionally high activities in homogeneous epoxidation catalysis are reported. The compounds display Fe(II) and Fe(III) oxidation states and bear a tetracarbene ligand. The more active catalyst exhibits activities up to 183 000 turnovers per hour at room temperature and turnover numbers of up to 4300 at -30 °C. For the Fe(III) complex, a decreased Fenton-type reactivity is observed compared with Fe(II) catalysts reported previously as indicated by a substantially lower H2 O2 decomposition and higher (initial) turnover frequencies. The dependence of the catalyst performance on the catalyst loading, substrate, water addition, and the oxidant is investigated. Under all applied conditions, the advantageous nature of the use of the Fe(III) complex is evident. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Mechanistic basis for high reactivity of (salen)Co-OTs in the hydrolytic kinetic resolution of terminal epoxides.

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    Nielsen, Lars P C; Zuend, Stephan J; Ford, David D; Jacobsen, Eric N

    2012-03-02

    The (salen)Co(III)-catalyzed hydrolytic kinetic resolution (HKR) of terminal epoxides is a bimetallic process with a rate controlled by partitioning between a nucleophilic (salen)Co-OH catalyst and a Lewis acidic (salen)Co-X catalyst. The commonly used (salen)Co-OAc and (salen)Co-Cl precatalysts undergo complete and irreversible counterion addition to epoxide during the course of the epoxide hydrolysis reaction, resulting in quantitative formation of weakly Lewis acidic (salen)Co-OH and severely diminished reaction rates in the late stages of HKR reactions. In contrast, (salen)Co-OTs maintains high reactivity over the entire course of HKR reactions. We describe here an investigation of catalyst partitioning with different (salen)Co-X precatalysts and demonstrate that counterion addition to epoxide is reversible in the case of the (salen)Co-OTs. This reversible counterion addition results in stable partitioning between nucleophilic and Lewis acidic catalyst species, allowing highly efficient catalysis throughout the course of the HKR reaction.

  8. Mechanistic Basis for High Reactivity of (salen)Co–OTs in the Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution of Terminal Epoxides

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    Nielsen, Lars P. C.; Zuend, Stephan J.; Ford, David D.; Jacobsen, Eric N.

    2012-01-01

    The (salen)Co(III)-catalyzed hydrolytic kinetic resolution (HKR) of terminal epoxides is a bimetallic process with a rate controlled by partitioning between a nucleophilic (salen)Co–OH catalyst and a Lewis acidic (salen)Co–X catalyst. The commonly used (salen)Co–OAc and (salen)Co–Cl precatalysts undergo complete and irreversible counterion addition to epoxide during the course of the epoxide hydrolysis reaction, resulting in quantitative formation of weakly Lewis acidic (salen)Co–OH, and severely diminished reaction rates in the late stages of HKR reactions. In contrast, (salen)Co–OTs maintains high reactivity over the entire course of HKR reactions. We describe here an investigation of catalyst partitioning with different (salen)Co–X precatalysts, and demonstrate that counterion addition to epoxide is reversible in the case of the (salen)Co–OTs. This reversible counterion addition results in stable partitioning between nucleophilic and Lewis acidic catalyst species, allowing highly efficient catalysis throughout the course of the HKR reaction. PMID:22292515

  9. Chiral bifunctional ferrocenylphosphine catalyzed highly enantioselective [3 + 2] cycloaddition reaction.

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    Hu, Haiwen; Yu, Shuxian; Zhu, Linglong; Zhou, Lingxiu; Zhong, Weihui

    2016-01-14

    A series of air-stable ferrocenylphosphines LB1-LB8 were designed and prepared in high yields. (R,SFc)-ferrocenylphosphine LB5 was found to efficiently promote the asymmetric [3 + 2] cycloaddition of Morita-Baylis-Hillman carbonates with maleimides to afford the corresponding bicyclic imides with 84-99% ee and 67-99% yield. Interestingly, the configuration of these products was contrary to those reported in the literature.

  10. Highly enantioselective hydrogenation of styrenes directed by 2'-hydroxyl groups.

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    Wang, Xiang; Guram, Anil; Caille, Seb; Hu, Jack; Preston, J P; Ronk, Michael; Walker, Shawn

    2011-04-01

    A new synthetic strategy that turns styrene-type olefins into excellent substrates for Rh-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation by installing a 2'-hydroxyl substituent is described. This methodology accommodates trisubstituted olefinic substrates in various E/Z mixtures, leading to valuable benzylic chiral compounds including (R)-tolterodine. It is also demonstrated that the 2'-hydroxyl groups could be readily removed in high yield without loss of ee from the products. Thus, this technology represents an attractive alternative to the Ir(P-N) catalyst system for the asymmetric hydrogenation of unfunctionalized olefins.

  11. Highly enantioselective yttrium(III)-catalyzed Friedel-Crafts alkylation of β-trichloro(trifluoro)methyl aryl enones with indoles.

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    Wang, Wentao; Lian, Xiangjin; Chen, Donghui; Liu, Xiaohua; Lin, Lili; Feng, Xiaoming

    2011-07-21

    An efficient yttrium(III)-catalyzed highly enantioselective Friedel-Crafts alkylation of β-trichloro(trifluoro)methyl aryl enones is described. The reaction delivered a series of functionalized indoles with a chiral tertiary carbon center bearing a trichloro(trifluoro)methyl group in excellent results (up to 96% ee and 99% yield) under mild conditions.

  12. Highly enantioselective alkynylation of aldehydes using a new BINOL/Ti(OiPr)4/chiral sulfonamide catalyst system.

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    Li, Xingshu; Lu, Gui; Jia, Xian; Wu, Yinuo; Chan, Albert S C

    2007-08-01

    A series of sulfonamides (2-4) were prepared from natural amino acids and used as additives in the BINOL-Ti(OiPr)(4) catalyzed enantioselective alkynylation of aldehydes. The reactions proceeded smoothly with good yields and very high ee's (up to 99%) in most cases.

  13. Highly enantioselective and anti-diastereoselective catalytic intermolecular glyoxylate-ene reactions: effect of the geometrical isomers of alkenes.

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    Zhang, Xiang; Wang, Min; Ding, Ran; Xu, Yun-He; Loh, Teck-Peng

    2015-06-05

    An efficient method for the synthesis of homoallylic alcohols with high enantioselectivities and anti-diastereoselectivities via an In(III)-catalyzed intermolecular glyoxylate-ene reaction has been developed. The geometrical isomers of alkenes were shown to have different reactivities. Only the isomers of the alkenes having a proton β-cis to the substituent reacted in this catalytic system.

  14. Highly Enantioselective Oxidation of Nonactivated Aliphatic C–H Bonds with Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed by Manganese Complexes

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    2017-01-01

    Monosubstituted cycloalkanes undergo regio- and enantioselective aliphatic C–H oxidation with H2O2 catalyzed by biologically inspired manganese catalysts. The reaction furnishes the corresponding ketones resulting from oxidation at C3 and C4 methylenic sites (K3 and K4, respectively) leading to a chiral desymmetrization that proceeds with remarkable enantioselectivity (64% ee) but modest regioselectivity at C3 (K3/K4 ≈ 2) for tert-butylcyclohexane, and with up to 96% ee and exquisite regioselectity toward C3 (up to K3/K4 > 99) when N-cyclohexylalkanamides are employed as substrates. Efficient H2O2 activation, high yield, and highly enantioselective C–H oxidation rely on the synergistic cooperation of a sterically bulky manganese catalyst and an oxidatively robust alkanoic acid. This represents the first example of nonenzymatic highly enantioselective oxidation of nonactivated methylenic sites. Furthermore, the principles of catalyst design disclosed in this work constitute a unique platform for further development of stereoselective C–H oxidation reactions. PMID:28386597

  15. Chiral Epoxides via Borane Reduction of 2-Haloketones Catalyzed By Spiroborate Ester: Application to the Synthesis of Optically Pure 1,2-Hydroxy Ethers and 1,2-Azido Alcohols

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    Huang, Kun; Wang, Haiyang; Stepanenko, Viatcheslav; De Jesús, Melvin; Torruellas, Carilyn; Correa, Wildeliz; Ortiz-Marciales, Margarita

    2011-01-01

    An enantioselective borane-mediated reduction of a variety of 2-haloketones using 10% of spiroaminoborate ester 1 as catalyst is described. By a simple basic workup of 2-halohydrins, optically active epoxides are obtained in high yield and with excellent enantiopurity (up to 99% ee). Ring opening of oxiranes with phenoxides or sodium azide is investigated under different reaction conditions affording nonracemic 1,2-hydroxy ethers and 1,2-azido alcohols with excellent enantioselectivity (99% ee) and in good to high chemical yield. PMID:21294519

  16. Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of chiral organic compounds of ultra-high purity of >99% ee

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    NEGISHI, Ei-ichi; XU, Shiqing

    2015-01-01

    Shortly after the discovery of Zr-catalyzed carboalumination of alkynes in 1978, we sought expansion of the scope of this reaction so as to develop its alkene version for catalytic asymmetric C–C bond formation, namely the ZACA (Zr-catalyzed asymmetric carboalumination of alkenes). However, this seemingly easy task proved to be quite challenging. The ZACA reaction was finally discovered in 1995 by suppressing three competitive side reactions, i.e., (i) cyclic carbometalation, (ii) β-H transfer hydrometalation, and (iii) alkene polymerization. The ZACA reaction has been used to significantly modernize and improve syntheses of various natural products including deoxypolypropionates and isoprenoids. This review focuses on our recent progress on the development of ZACA–lipase-catalyzed acetylation–transition metal-catalyzed cross-coupling processes for highly efficient and enantioselective syntheses of a wide range of chiral organic compounds with ultra-high enantiomeric purities. PMID:26460317

  17. Highly efficient and enantioselective hydrogenation of quinolines and pyridines with Ir-Difluorphos catalyst.

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    Tang, Weijun; Sun, Yawei; Lijin Xu; Wang, Tianli; Qinghua Fan; Lam, Kim-Hung; Chan, Albert S C

    2010-08-07

    The combination of the readily available chiral bisphosphine ligand Difluorphos with [Ir(COD)Cl](2) in THF resulted in a highly efficient catalyst system for asymmetric hydrogenation of quinolines at quite low catalyst loadings (0.05-0.002 mol%), affording the corresponding products with high enantioselectivities (up to 96%), excellent catalytic activities (TOF up to 3510 h(-1)) and productivities (TON up to 43000). The same catalyst was also successfully applied to the asymmetric hydrogenation of trisubstituted pyridines with nearly quantitative yields and up to 98% ee. In these two reactions, the addition of I(2) additive is indispensable; but the amount of I(2) has a different effect on catalytic performance.

  18. Highly Enantioselective Nucleophilic Dearomatization of Pyridines by Anion-Binding Catalysis.

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    García Mancheño, Olga; Asmus, Sören; Zurro, Mercedes; Fischer, Theresa

    2015-07-20

    The asymmetric dearomatization of N-heterocycles is an important synthetic method to gain bioactive and synthetically valuable chiral heterocycles. However, the catalytic enantio- and regioselective dearomatization of the simplest six-membered-ring N-heteroarenes, the pyridines, is still very challenging. The first anion-binding-catalyzed, highly enantioselective nucleophilic dearomatization of pyridines with triazole-based H-bond donor catalysts is presented. Contrary to other more common NH-based H-bond donors, this type of organocatalyst shows a prominent higher C2-regioselectivity and is able to promote high enantioinductions via formation of a close chiral anion-pair complex with a preformed N-acyl pyridinium ionic intermediate. This method offers a straightforward and useful synthetic approach to chiral N-heterocycles from abundant and readily available pyridines.

  19. Heptachlor epoxide

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  20. Development of Highly Active and Regioselective Catalysts for the Copolymerization of Epoxides with Cyclic Anhydrides: An Unanticipated Effect of Electronic Variation.

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    DiCiccio, Angela M; Longo, Julie M; Rodríguez-Calero, Gabriel G; Coates, Geoffrey W

    2016-06-08

    Recent developments in polyester synthesis have established several systems based on zinc, chromium, cobalt, and aluminum catalysts for the ring-opening alternating copolymerization of epoxides with cyclic anhydrides. However, to date, regioselective processes for this copolymerization have remained relatively unexplored. Herein we report the development of a highly active, regioselective system for the copolymerization of a variety of terminal epoxides and cyclic anhydrides. Unexpectedly, electron withdrawing substituents on the salen framework resulted in a more redox stable Co(III) species and longer catalyst lifetime. Using enantiopure propylene oxide, we synthesized semicrystalline polyesters via the copolymerization of a range of epoxide/anhydride monomer pairs.

  1. Robust, Chiral, and Porous BINAP-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks for Highly Enantioselective Cyclization Reactions

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    Sawano, Takahiro; Thacker, Nathan C.; Lin, Zekai; McIsaac, Alexandra R.; Lin, Wenbin

    2016-05-06

    We report here the design of BINAP-based metal–organic frameworks and their postsynthetic metalation with Rh complexes to afford highly active and enantioselective single-site solid catalysts for the asymmetric cyclization reactions of 1,6-enynes. Robust, chiral, and porous Zr-MOFs of UiO topology, BINAP-MOF (I) or BINAP-dMOF (II), were prepared using purely BINAP-derived dicarboxylate linkers or by mixing BINAP-derived linkers with unfunctionalized dicarboxylate linkers, respectively. Upon metalation with Rh(nbd)2BF4 and [Rh(nbd)Cl]2/AgSbF6, the MOF precatalysts I·Rh(BF4) and I·Rh(SbF6) efficiently catalyzed highly enantioselective (up to 99% ee) reductive cyclization and Alder-ene cycloisomerization of 1,6-enynes, respectively. I·Rh catalysts afforded cyclization products at comparable enantiomeric excesses (ee’s) and 4–7 times higher catalytic activity than the homogeneous controls, likely a result of catalytic site isolation in the MOF which prevents bimolecular catalyst deactivation pathways. However, I·Rh is inactive in the more sterically encumbered Pauson–Khand reactions between 1,6-enynes and carbon monoxide. In contrast, with a more open structure, Rh-functionalized BINAP-dMOF, II·Rh, effectively catalyzed Pauson–Khand cyclization reactions between 1,6-enynes and carbon monoxide at 10 times higher activity than the homogeneous control. II·Rh was readily recovered and used three times in Pauson–Khand cyclization reactions without deterioration of yields or ee’s. Our work has expanded the scope of MOF-catalyzed asymmetric reactions and showed that the mixed linker strategy can effectively enlarge the open space around the catalytic active site to accommodate highly sterically demanding polycyclic metallocycle transition states/intermediates in asymmetric intramolecular cyclization reactions.

  2. Highly Enantioselective Production of (R)-Halohydrins with Whole Cells of Rhodotorula rubra KCh 82 Culture

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    Janeczko, Tomasz; Dymarska, Monika; Kostrzewa-Susłow, Edyta

    2014-01-01

    Biotransformation of ten α-haloacetophenones in the growing culture of the strain Rhodotorula rubra KCh 82 has been carried out. Nine of the substrates underwent an effective enantioselective reduction to the respective (R)-alcohols according to Prelog’s rule, with the exception of 2-chloro-1,2-diphenylethan-1-one that was not transformed by this strain. The expected reduction proceeded without dehalogenation, leading to the respective (R)-halohydrins in high yields. The use of this biocatalyst yielded (R)-2-bromo-1-phenyl-ethan-1-ol (enantiomeric excess (ee) = 97%) and its derivatives: 4'-Bromo- (ee = 99%); 4'-Chloro- (ee > 99%); 4'-Methoxy- (ee = 96%); 3'-Methoxy- (ee = 93%); 2'-Methoxy- (ee = 98%). There were also obtained and characterized 2,4'-dichloro-, 2,2',4'-trichloro- and 2-chloro-4'-fluoro-phenyetan-1-ol with >99% of enantiomeric excesses. PMID:25486054

  3. Enantioselective Protonation

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    Mohr, Justin T.; Hong, Allen Y.; Stoltz, Brian M.

    2010-01-01

    Enantioselective protonation is a common process in biosynthetic sequences. The decarboxylase and esterase enzymes that effect this valuable transformation are able to control both the steric environment around the proton acceptor (typically an enolate) and the proton donor (typically a thiol). Recently, several chemical methods to achieve enantioselective protonation have been developed by exploiting various means of enantiocontrol in different mechanisms. These laboratory transformations have proven useful for the preparation of a number of valuable organic compounds. PMID:20428461

  4. Chiral nanoporous metal-metallosalen frameworks for hydrolytic kinetic resolution of epoxides.

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    Zhu, Chengfeng; Yuan, Guozan; Chen, Xu; Yang, Zhiwei; Cui, Yong

    2012-05-16

    Chiral nanoporous metal-organic frameworks are constructed by using dicarboxyl-functionalized chiral Ni(salen) and Co(salen) ligands. The Co(salen)-based framework is shown to be an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for hydrolytic kinetic resolution (HKR) of racemic epoxides with up to 99.5% ee. The MOF structure brings Co(salen) units into a highly dense arrangement and close proximity that enhances bimetallic cooperative interactions, leading to improved catalytic activity and enantioselectivity in HKR compared with its homogeneous analogues, especially at low catalyst/substrate ratios.

  5. Chiral phosphoric acid catalyzed highly enantioselective Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction of C3-substituted indoles to β,γ-unsaturated α-ketimino esters.

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    Bi, Bo; Lou, Qin-Xin; Ding, Yu-Yang; Chen, Sheng-Wei; Zhang, Sha-Sha; Hu, Wen-Hui; Zhao, Jun-Ling

    2015-02-06

    A highly enantioselective C2 Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction of 3-substituted indoles to β,γ-unsaturated α-ketimino esters has been developed. This reaction was efficiently catalyzed by a chiral phosphoric acid catalyst. The corresponding C2-substituted indole derivatives, bearing an α-ketimino ester motif, were obtained in moderate to high yields (up to 93%) and with high enantioselectivities (up to >99% ee).

  6. Diversity and Biocatalytic Potential of Epoxide Hydrolases Identified by Genome Analysis†

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    van Loo, Bert; Kingma, Jaap; Arand, Michael; Wubbolts, Marcel G.; Janssen, Dick B.

    2006-01-01

    Epoxide hydrolases play an important role in the biodegradation of organic compounds and are potentially useful in enantioselective biocatalysis. An analysis of various genomic databases revealed that about 20% of sequenced organisms contain one or more putative epoxide hydrolase genes. They were found in all domains of life, and many fungi and actinobacteria contain several putative epoxide hydrolase-encoding genes. Multiple sequence alignments of epoxide hydrolases with other known and putative α/β-hydrolase fold enzymes that possess a nucleophilic aspartate revealed that these enzymes can be classified into eight phylogenetic groups that all contain putative epoxide hydrolases. To determine their catalytic activities, 10 putative bacterial epoxide hydrolase genes and 2 known bacterial epoxide hydrolase genes were cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. The production of active enzyme was strongly improved by fusion to the maltose binding protein (MalE), which prevented inclusion body formation and facilitated protein purification. Eight of the 12 fusion proteins were active toward one or more of the 21 epoxides that were tested, and they converted both terminal and nonterminal epoxides. Four of the new epoxide hydrolases showed an uncommon enantiopreference for meso-epoxides and/or terminal aromatic epoxides, which made them suitable for the production of enantiopure (S,S)-diols and (R)-epoxides. The results show that the expression of epoxide hydrolase genes that are detected by analyses of genomic databases is a useful strategy for obtaining new biocatalysts. PMID:16597997

  7. Phenol-containing macrocyclic diamides as new catalysts in the highly regioselective conversion of epoxides to beta-hydroxy thiocyanates.

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    Sharghi, H; Nasseri, M A; Niknam, K

    2001-11-02

    The regioselective ring-opening reactions of some epoxides with ammonium thiocyanate in the presence of a series of new phenol-containing macrocyclic diamides and also dibenzo-18-crown-6-, 18-crown-6-, benzo-15-crown-5-, and pyridine-containing macrocyclic diamide have been studied. The epoxides were subject to cleavage by NH(4)SCN in the presence of these catalysts under mild reaction conditions in various aprotic solvents. In this study, reagents and conditions have been discovered with which the individual beta-hydroxy thiocyanates can be synthesized in high yield and with more than 90% regioselectivity. The results can be discussed in terms of a four-step mechanism: (1) formation of complex between catalyst and NH(4)SCN, (2) release of SCN(-) nucleophile from the complex, (3) reaction of the active nucleophile at the less sterically hindered site in the epoxide, and (4) regeneration of catalyst. The major advantages of this method are as follows: (1) high regioselectivity, (2) simple regeneration of catalyst, (3) its reuse through several cycles without a decrease in activity, and (4) ease of workup of the reaction.

  8. Triptycene-Based Chiral Macrocyclic Hosts for Highly Enantioselective Recognition of Chiral Guests Containing a Trimethylamino Group.

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    Zhang, Geng-Wu; Li, Peng-Fei; Meng, Zheng; Wang, Han-Xiao; Han, Ying; Chen, Chuan-Feng

    2016-04-18

    A new class of chiral macrocyclic arene composed of three chiral 2,6-dihydroxyltriptycene subunits bridged by methylene groups was designed and synthesized. Structural studies showed that the macrocyclic molecule adopts a hex-nut-like structure with a helical chiral cavity and highly fixed conformation. Efficient resolution was achieved through the introduction of chiral auxiliaries to give a couple of enantiopure macrocycles, which exhibited high enantioselectivity towards three pairs of chiral compounds containing a trimethylamino group.

  9. Co(III)(salen)-catalyzed phenolic kinetic resolution of two stereocentered benzyloxy and azido epoxides: its application in the synthesis of ICI-118,551, an anti-hypertensive agent.

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    Karabal, Pratibha U; Kamble, Dayanand A; Sudalai, Arumugam

    2014-04-21

    The salen Co(III)-catalyzed phenolic kinetic resolution of racemic anti- or syn-azido and benzyloxy epoxides provides a practical route to a range of enantioenriched anti- or syn-1-aryloxy-3-azido or benzyloxy-2-alcohols in excellent yields and ees. The synthetic potential of this protocol is illustrated with an enantioselective synthesis of ICI-118,551, a β-blocker, in a highly optically pure form (99% ee).

  10. Enantioselective high-performance liquid chromatographic separation of N-methyloxycarbonyl unsaturated amino acids on macrocyclic glycopeptide stationary phases.

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    Boesten, J M M; Berkheij, M; Schoemaker, H E; Hiemstra, H; Duchateau, A L L

    2006-03-03

    This paper describes the enantiomeric resolution of a series of unsaturated N-methyloxycarbonyl-alpha-H-alpha-amino acids (N-MOC-alpha-amino acids) on macrocyclic glycopeptide stationary phases by means of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Three types of glycopeptide phases, i.e. Chirobiotic T, V and R, were evaluated in both reversed-phase (RP) and polar ionic mode (PIM). The best results in terms of enantioselectivity and resolution were obtained on Chirobiotic R phase, with the PIM mobile phase giving the highest resolution per min. Investigation of the pH of the reversed-phase mobile phase in the pH range 4.1-5.9 showed little effect on enantioselectivity. The method was applied for monitoring the conversion and product enantiomeric excess of an enzymatic hydrolysis reaction using N-MOC-alpha-H-alpha-amino acid esters as substrate.

  11. Highly regio- and enantioselective multiple oxy- and amino-functionalizations of alkenes by modular cascade biocatalysis

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    Wu, Shuke; Zhou, Yi; Wang, Tianwen; Too, Heng-Phon; Wang, Daniel I. C.; Li, Zhi

    2016-01-01

    New types of asymmetric functionalizations of alkenes are highly desirable for chemical synthesis. Here, we develop three novel types of regio- and enantioselective multiple oxy- and amino-functionalizations of terminal alkenes via cascade biocatalysis to produce chiral α-hydroxy acids, 1,2-amino alcohols and α-amino acids, respectively. Basic enzyme modules 1–4 are developed to convert alkenes to (S)-1,2-diols, (S)-1,2-diols to (S)-α-hydroxyacids, (S)-1,2-diols to (S)-aminoalcohols and (S)-α-hydroxyacids to (S)-α-aminoacids, respectively. Engineering of enzyme modules 1 & 2, 1 & 3 and 1, 2 & 4 in Escherichia coli affords three biocatalysts over-expressing 4–8 enzymes for one-pot conversion of styrenes to the corresponding (S)-α-hydroxyacids, (S)-aminoalcohols and (S)-α-aminoacids in high e.e. and high yields, respectively. The new types of asymmetric alkene functionalizations provide green, safe and useful alternatives to the chemical syntheses of these compounds. The modular approach for engineering multi-step cascade biocatalysis is useful for developing other new types of one-pot biotransformations for chemical synthesis. PMID:27297777

  12. Synthesis of malhamensilipin A exploiting iterative epoxidation/chlorination: experimental and computational analysis of epoxide-derived chloronium ions† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. CCDC 1470484 and 1470483. For ESI and crystallographic data in CIF or other electronic format see DOI: 10.1039/c6sc03012b Click here for additional data file. Click here for additional data file.

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    Saska, J.; Lewis, W.

    2016-01-01

    We report a 12-step catalytic enantioselective formal synthesis of malhamensilipin A (3) and diastereoisomeric analogues from (E)-2-undecenal. The convergent synthesis relied upon iterative epoxidation and phosphorus(v)-mediated deoxydichlorination reactions as well a titanium-mediated epoxide-opening to construct the C11–C16 stereohexad. The latter transformation occurred with very high levels of stereoretention regardless of the C13 configuration of the parent epoxide, implicating anchimeric assistance of either the γ- or δ-chlorine atoms, and the formation of chloretanium or chlorolanium ions, respectively. A computational analysis of the chloronium ion intermediates provided support for the involvement of chlorolanium ions, whereas the potential chloretanium ions were found to be less likely intermediates on the basis of their greater carbocationic character.

  13. Highly enantioselective synthesis and cellular evaluation of spirooxindoles inspired by natural products

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    Antonchick, Andrey P.; Gerding-Reimers, Claas; Catarinella, Mario; Schürmann, Markus; Preut, Hans; Ziegler, Slava; Rauh, Daniel; Waldmann, Herbert

    2010-09-01

    In biology-oriented synthesis the underlying scaffold classes of natural products selected in evolution are used to define biologically relevant starting points in chemical structure space for the synthesis of compound collections with focused structural diversity. Here we describe a highly enantioselective synthesis of natural-product-inspired 3,3'-pyrrolidinyl spirooxindoles-which contain an all-carbon quaternary centre and three tertiary stereocentres. This synthesis takes place by means of an asymmetric Lewis acid-catalysed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of an azomethine ylide to a substituted 3-methylene-2-oxindole using 1-3 mol% of a chiral catalyst formed from a N,P-ferrocenyl ligand and CuPF6(CH3CN)4. Cellular evaluation has identified a molecule that arrests mitosis, induces multiple microtubule organizing centres and multipolar spindles, causes chromosome congression defects during mitosis and inhibits tubulin regrowth in cells. Our findings support the concept that compound collections based on natural-product-inspired scaffolds constructed with complex stereochemistry will be a rich source of compounds with diverse bioactivity.

  14. Enantioselective high-performance liquid chromatographic determination of nicardipine in human plasma.

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    Uno, T; Ohkubo, T; Sugawara, K

    1997-09-26

    A sensitive method for the enantioselective high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) determination of nicardipine in human plasma is described. (+)-Nicardipine, (-)-nicardipine and (+)-barnidipine as an internal standard are detected by an ultraviolet detector at 254 nm. Racemic nicardipine in human plasma was extracted by a rapid and simple procedure based on C18 bonded-phase extraction. The extraction samples were purified and concentrated on a pre-column using a C1 stationary phase and the enantiomers of nicardipine are quantitatively separated by HPLC on a Sumichiral OA-4500 column, containing a chemically modified Pirkle-type stationary phase. Determination of (+)- and (-)-nicardipine was possible in a concentration range of 5-100 ng ml(-1) and the limit of detection in plasma was 2.5 ng ml(-1). The recoveries of (+)- and (-)-nicardipine added to plasma were 91.4-98.4% and 93.3-96.7%, respectively, with coefficients of variation of less than 9.0 and 9.4% respectively. The method was applied to low level monitoring of (+)- and (-)-nicardipine in plasma from healthy volunteers.

  15. Allenes in Asymmetric Catalysis. Asymmetric Ring-Opening of Meso-Epoxides Catalyzed by Allene-Containing Phosphine Oxides

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    Pu, Xiaotao; Qi, Xiangbing; Ready, Joseph M.

    2009-01-01

    Unsymmetrically substituted allenes (1,2 dienes) are inherently chiral and can be prepared in optically pure form. Nonetheless, to date the allene framework has not been incorporated into ligands for asymmetric catalysis. Since allenes project functionality differently than either tetrahedral carbon or chiral biaryls, they may create complementary chiral environments. This study demonstrates that optically active C2 symmetric allene-containing bisphosphine oxides can catalyze the addition of SiCl4 to meso epoxides with high enantioselectivity. The epoxide-opening likely involves generation of a Lewis acidic, cationic (bisphosphine oxide)SiCl3 complex. The fact that high asymmetric induction is observed suggests that allenes may represent a new platform for the development of ligands and catalysts for asymmetric synthesis. PMID:19722613

  16. Concise Approach to (ent)-14 β-Hydroxysteroids through Highly Diastereo-/Enantioselective Diels-Alder Reactions.

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    Peter, Clovis; Ressault, Blandine; Geoffroy, Philippe; Miesch, Michel

    2016-07-25

    14β-Hydroxysteroids, especially 14β-hydroxyandrostane derivatives are closely related to the cardenolide skeletons. The latter were readily available through highly diastero/enantioselective Diels-Alder (DA) reactions requiring high pressure or Lewis acid activation. Moreover, in the presence of (R)- or (S)-carvone as a chiral dienophile, the DA-reaction takes place under chemodivergent parallel kinetic resolution control affording highly enantiomerically enriched 14β-hydroxysteroid derivatives or the corresponding (ent)-14β-hydroxysteroid derivatives. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Theoretical Study on Highly Active Bifunctional Metalloporphyrin Catalysts for the Coupling Reaction of Epoxides with Carbon Dioxide.

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    Hasegawa, Jun-Ya; Miyazaki, Ray; Maeda, Chihiro; Ema, Tadashi

    2016-10-01

    Highly active bifunctional metalloporphyrin catalysts were developed for the coupling reaction of epoxides with CO2 to produce cyclic carbonates. The bifunctional catalysts have both quaternary ammonium halide groups and a metal center. To elucidate the roles of these catalytic groups, DFT calculations were performed. Control reactions using tetrabutylammonium halide as a catalyst were also investigated for comparison. In the present article, the results of our computational studies are overviewed. The computational results are consistent with the experimental data and are useful for elucidating the structure-activity relationship. The key features responsible for the high catalytic activity of the bifunctional catalysts are as follows: 1) the cooperative action of the halide anion (nucleophile) and the metal center (Lewis acid); 2) the near-attack conformation, leading to the efficient opening of the epoxide ring in the rate-determining step; and 3) the conformational change of the quaternary ammonium cation to stabilize various anionic species generated during catalysis, in addition to the robustness (thermostability) of the catalysts.

  18. Asymmetric epoxidation of unsaturated ketones catalyzed by heterobimetallic rare earth-lithium complexes bearing phenoxy-functionalized chiral diphenylprolinolate ligand.

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    Qian, Qinqin; Tan, Yufang; Zhao, Bei; Feng, Tao; Shen, Qi; Yao, Yingming

    2014-09-05

    Four novel heterobimetallic complexes [REL2]{[(THF)3Li]2(μ-Cl)} stabilized by chiral phenoxy-functionalized prolinolate (RE = Yb (1), Y (2), Sm (3), Nd (4), H2L = (S)-2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-[[2-(hydroxydiphenylmethyl)pyrrolidin-1-yl]methyl]phenol have been synthesized and characterized. These readily available complexes are highly active in catalyzing the epoxidation of α,β-unsaturated ketones, while the enantioselectivity varies according to the ionic radii of the rare earth center. A series of chalcone derivatives were converted to chiral epoxides in 80 → 99% ee at 0 °C using TBHP as the oxidant in the presence of 10 mol % of 1.

  19. Structure of a soluble epoxide hydrolase identified in Trichoderma reesei.

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    Wilson, Carolina; De Oliveira, Gabriel S; Adriani, Patrícia P; Chambergo, Felipe S; Dias, Marcio V B

    2017-08-01

    Epoxide hydrolases (EHs) are enzymes that have high biotechnological interest for the fine and transformation industry. Several of these enzymes have enantioselectivity, which allows their application in the separation of enantiomeric mixtures of epoxide substrates. Although two different families of EHs have been described, those that have the α/β-hidrolase fold are the most explored for biotechnological purpose. These enzymes are functionally very well studied, but only few members have three-dimensional structures characterised. Recently, a new EH from the filamentous fungi Trichoderma reseei (TrEH) has been discovered and functionally studied. This enzyme does not have high homology to any other EH structure and have an enatiopreference for (S)-(-) isomers. Herein we described the crystallographic structure of TrEH at 1.7Å resolution, which reveals features of its tertiary structure and active site. TrEH has a similar fold to the other soluble epoxide hydrolases and has the two characteristic hydrolase and cap domains. The enzyme is predominantly monomeric in solution and has also been crystallised as a monomer in the asymmetric unit. Although the catalytic residues are conserved, several other residues of the catalytic groove are not, and might be involved in the specificity for substrates and in the enantioselectivy of this enzyme. In addition, the determination of the crystallographic structure of TrEH might contribute to the rational site direct mutagenesis to generate an even more stable enzyme with higher efficiency to be used in biotechnological purposes. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Chiral 2,6-bis(oxazolinyl)pyridine-rare earth metal complexes as catalysts for highly enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions of 2-benzopyrylium-4-olates.

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    Suga, Hiroyuki; Inoue, Kei; Inoue, Shuichi; Kakehi, Akikazu; Shiro, Motoo

    2005-01-07

    Significant levels of enantioselectivity were obtained in 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of 2-benzopyrylium-4-olate generated from the Rh(2)(OAc)(4)-catalyzed decomposition of o-methoxycarbonyl-alpha-diazoacetophenone. This reaction utilized chiral 2,6-bis(oxazolinyl)pyridine (Pybox)--rare earth metal triflate complexes as chiral Lewis acid catalysts. The reactions with several benzyloxyacetaldehyde derivatives catalyzed by a Sc(III)--Pybox-i-Pr complex (10 mol %) proceeded smoothly to yield endo-adducts selectively with high enantioselectivity (up to 93% ee). For the reaction with benzyl pyruvate, the Sc(III)-Pybox-i-Pr complex (10 mol %) catalyzed the reaction effectively in the presence of trifluoroacetic acid (10 mol %) to yield an exo-adduct with both high diastereo- and enantioselectivity (94% ee). This catalytic system was efficiently applied to the reactions with several other alpha-keto esters with high exo- and enantioselectivities (up to 95% ee). In contrast to the reaction with carbonyl compounds, Yb(III)--Pybox-Ph complex (10 mol %) was found to be effective to obtain high enantioselectivity (96% ee) of diastereoselectively produced exo-cycloadduct in the reaction with 3-acryloyl-2-oxazolidinone.

  1. Epoxide-derived organosulfates

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    Schwier, A. N.; Woo, J.; McNeill, V. F.

    2011-12-01

    Organosulfates (OS) are a significant fraction of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) material in the atmosphere. OS are typically surface-active, and have been suggested to cause surface tension depression in aerosols. Recent field studies suggest that epoxide-derived OS are the most abundant OS type in aerosols. Time-dependent surface tension measurements and Aerosol-CIMS characterization of two epoxides and their organosulfate products are shown. α-pinene oxide, derived from α-pinene, shows significant surface tension depression in H2O and ammonium sulfate. Results from cis-2,3-epoxybutane-1,4-diol (BEPOX), a butadiene-derived analog to isoprene-derived epoxydiols, are also shown. In addition, using GAMMA, a photochemical box model using coupled gas- and aqueous-phase chemistry developed in the McNeill laboratory, we show the dominance of epoxide-derived OS formation over other competing OS formation mechanisms, such as radical chemistry, under both high-NOx and low-NOx scenarios.

  2. A practical method for the synthesis of highly enantioenriched trans-1,2-amino alcohols.

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    Birrell, James A; Jacobsen, Eric N

    2013-06-21

    A highly enantioselective addition of phenyl carbamate to meso-epoxides has been developed to efficiently generate protected trans-1,2-amino alcohols. This transformation is promoted by an oligomeric (salen)Co-OTf catalyst and has been used to prepare two useful 2-aminocycloalkanol hydrochlorides in enantiopure form on a multigram scale from commercially available starting materials.

  3. A Practical Method for the Synthesis of Highly Enantioenriched trans-1,2-Amino Alcohols

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    Birrell, James A.

    2013-01-01

    A highly enantioselective addition of phenyl carbamate to meso-epoxides has been developed to efficiently generate protected trans-1,2-amino alcohols. This transformation is promoted by an oligomeric (salen)Co–OTf catalyst and has been used to prepare two useful 2-aminocycloalkanol hydrochlorides in enantiopure formon a multigram scale from commercially-available starting materials. PMID:23742206

  4. Organocatalytic enantioselective Michael-Michael-Michael-aldol condensation reactions: control of five stereocenters in a quadruple-cascade asymmetric synthesis of highly functionalized hexahydrophenanthrenes.

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    Raja, Arun; Hong, Bor-Cherng; Lee, Gene-Hsiang

    2014-11-07

    A cascade organocatalysis has been developed for the enantioselective synthesis of a highly functionalized hexahydrophenanthrene-2-carbaldehyde containing five contiguous stereogenic centers with high diastereoselectivity and high enantioselectivity (>99% ee). The one-pot method comprises a cascade of organocatalytic Michael-Michael-Michael-aldol reactions of 2-methyl-1,5-dinitro-3-((E)-2-nitrovinyl)benzene and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes (e.g., cinnamaldehyde). The structure and absolute configuration of a product were confirmed by X-ray analysis of an appropriate derivative.

  5. Silicon-based Lewis acid assisted cinchona alkaloid catalysis: highly enantioselective aza-Michael reaction under solvent-free conditions.

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    Yang, Hua-Meng; Li, Li; Li, Fei; Jiang, Ke-Zhi; Shang, Jun-Yan; Lai, Guo-Qiao; Xu, Li-Wen

    2011-12-16

    The study showed that a combination of an achiral silicon-based Lewis acid and chiral Lewis base, such as iodotrimethylsilane (TMSI) and cinchonine, generated a highly enantioselective catalyst system under solvent-free conditions which gave aromatic β-amino ketones with up to >99% ee. Mechanistic studies demonstrate the enhanced asymmetric induction may be due to the combined and competitive activation of a carbonyl moiety of chalcone with cinchonine and the silicon-based Lewis acid in the aza-Michael reaction.

  6. Highly Enantioselective Mannich Reactions with α-Aryl Silyl Ketene Acetals and Imines

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    Notte, Gregory T.; Baxter Vu, Jenny M.; Leighton, James L.

    2011-01-01

    Mannich reactions with chiral silicon Lewis acid-activated acylhydrazones and α-aryl silyl ketene acetals and α-aryl, α-alkyl silyl ketene imines proceed efficiently and with good to excellent levels of both diastereoselectivity and enantioselectivity. The reactions provide access to α-aryl,β-hydrazido esters and α-aryl,α-alkyl,β-hydrazido nitriles, which are valuable analogs of β-amino acids. PMID:21235253

  7. Novel chiral (salen)Mn(III) complexes containing a calix[4]arene unit in 1,3-alternate conformation as catalysts for enantioselective epoxidation reactions of (Z)-aryl alkenes.

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    Bonaccorso, Carmela; Brancatelli, Giovanna; Ballistreri, Francesco P; Geremia, Silvano; Pappalardo, Andrea; Tomaselli, Gaetano A; Toscano, Rosa M; Sciotto, Domenico

    2014-02-07

    Two new chiral calix[4]arene-salen ligands 1a,b, based on calix[4]arene platforms in 1,3-alternate conformation, have been prepared by a new general synthetic pathway. Their Mn(III) complexes, 3a,b have shown fairly good efficiency in the asymmetric epoxidation of styrene and substituted styrenes, whereas excellent catalytic activity and selectivity were observed with rigid bicyclic alkenes, namely 1,2-dihydro-naphthalene and substituted 2,2'-dimethyl-chromene. The higher catalytic properties of 3a may be ascribed to the more rigid and inherently chiral structure as proved by molecular modelling, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray data of the similarly structured UO2 complexes 2a,b.

  8. Highly efficient sulfated Zr-doped titanoniobate nanoplates for the alcoholysis of styrene epoxide at room temperature

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    Zhang, Lihong; Hu, Chenhui; Mei, Weigang; Zhang, Junfeng; Cheng, Liyuan; Xue, Nianhua; Ding, Weiping; Chen, Jing; Hou, Wenhua

    2015-12-01

    Sulfated Zr-doped titanoniobate nanoplates were prepared and evaluated as a solid acid catalyst in the alcoholysis of styrene epoxide at room temperature. Compared with undoped and Zr-doped nanosheets, the resulting sulfated catalyst exhibited an excellent catalytic performance to afford corresponding β-alkoxyalcohols (99% yield with methanol as nucleophile in only 10 min) due to the high dispersion of zirconia species on nanosheets, appropriate Lewis acid strength and amount from the strong interaction between zirconia and sulfate species, and greatly increased surface area arisen from the exfoliation and house-of-cards restacking of nanosheets. The corresponding catalytic mechanism was proposed and discussed. The obtained material may act as a promising catalyst in many acid catalyzed reactions.

  9. Rhodium/chiral diene-catalyzed asymmetric 1,4-addition of arylboronic acids to chromones: a highly enantioselective pathway for accessing chiral flavanones.

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    He, Qijie; So, Chau Ming; Bian, Zhaoxiang; Hayashi, Tamio; Wang, Jun

    2015-03-01

    Chromone has been noted to be one of the most challenging substrates in the asymmetric 1,4-addition of α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds. By employing the rhodium complex associated with a chiral diene ligand, (R,R)-Ph-bod*, the 1,4-addition of a variety of arylboronic acids was realized to give high yields of the corresponding flavanones with excellent enantioselectivities (≥97% ee, 99% ee for most substrates). Ring-opening side products, which would lead to erosion of product enantioselectivity, were not observed under the stated reaction conditions.

  10. Highly Enantioselective Fluorescent Recognition of Both Unfunctionalized and Functionalized Chiral Amines by a Facile Amide Formation from a Perfluoroalkyl Ketone.

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    Wang, Chao; Anbaei, Parastoo; Pu, Lin

    2016-05-17

    The H8 BINOL-based perfluoroalkyl ketone (S)-2 is found to exhibit highly enantioselective fluorescent enhancements toward both unfunctionalized and functionalized chiral amines. It greatly expands the substrate scope of the corresponding BINOL-based sensor. A dramatic solvent effect was observed for the reaction of the amines with compound (S)-2. In DMF, cleavage of the perfluoroalkyl group of compound (S)-2 to form amides was observed but not in other solvents, such as methylene chloride, chloroform, THF, hexane, and perfluorohexane. Thus, the addition of another solvent, such as THF, can effectively quench the reaction of compound (S)-2 with amines in DMF to allow stable fluorescent measurement. This is the first example that the formation of strong amide bonds under very mild conditions is used for the enantioselective recognition of chiral amines. The mechanism of the reaction of compound (S)-2 with chiral amines is investigated by using various analytical methods including mass spectrometry as well as NMR and UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Photopromoted Ru-catalyzed asymmetric aerobic sulfide oxidation and epoxidation using water as a proton transfer mediator.

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    Tanaka, Haruna; Nishikawa, Hiroaki; Uchida, Tatsuya; Katsuki, Tsutomu

    2010-09-01

    Ru(NO)-salen complexes were found to catalyze asymmetric aerobic oxygen atom transfer reactions such as sulfide oxidation and epoxidation in the presence of water under visible light irradiation at room temperature. Oxidation of sulfides including alkyl aryl sulfides and 2-substituted 1,3-dithianes using complex 2 as the catalyst proceeded with moderate to high enantioselectivity of up to 98% ee, and epoxidation of conjugated olefins using complex 3 as the catalyst proceeded with good to high enantioselectivity of 76-92% ee. Unlike biological oxygen atom transfer reactions that need a proton and electron transfer system, this aerobic oxygen atom transfer reaction requires neither such a system nor a sacrificial reductant. Although the mechanism of this oxidation has not been completely clarified, some experimental results support the notion that an aqua ligand coordinated with the ruthenium ion serves as a proton transfer agent for the oxygen activation process, and it is recycled and used as the proton transfer mediator during the process. Thus, we have achieved catalytic asymmetric oxygen atom transfer reaction using molecular oxygen that can be carried out under ambient conditions.

  12. Highly enantioselective synthesis of 5-phenyl-2-alkylprolines using phase-transfer catalytic alkylation.

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    Lee, Myungmo; Lee, Young-Ju; Park, Eunyoung; Park, Yohan; Ha, Min Woo; Hong, Suckchang; Lee, Yeon-Ju; Kim, Taek-Soo; Kim, Mi-hyun; Park, Hyeung-geun

    2013-03-28

    An efficient enantioselective synthetic method for the synthesis of (2R)-5-phenyl-2-alkylproline tert-butyl esters was reported. The phase-transfer catalytic alkylation of tert-butyl-5-phenyl-3,4-dihydro-2H-pyrrole-2-carboxylate in the presence of chiral quaternary ammonium catalysts gave the corresponding alkylated products (up to 97% ee). The following diastereoselective reductions afforded chiral 5-phenyl-2-alkylprolines which can be applied to asymmetric synthesis as organocatalysts or synthesis of biologically active proline based compounds, such as chiral α-alkylated analogues of (+)-RP66803, as potential CCK antagonists.

  13. Picolylamine as an organocatalyst template for highly diastereo- and enantioselective aqueous aldol reactions.

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    Nugent, Thomas C; Umar, M Naveed; Bibi, Ahtaram

    2010-09-21

    A pyridine based 1,2-diamine containing only one stereogenic center has been identified for fast aldol reactions (16-48 h). Using 2-5 mol% of (R)- or (S)-PicAm-2, cyclohexanone (3.3 equiv) readily undergoes aldol reactions with o-, m-, and p-substituted aromatic aldehyde partners (limiting reagent), including the poor electrophile 4-methylbenzaldehyde (95-99% ee). Furthermore, functionalized cyclic ketone substrates have been converted into four aldol products 9-12 using the lowest catalyst loading (5.0 mol%) to date with the highest yield and enantioselectivity.

  14. An efficient and highly stereoselective synthesis of new P-chiral 1,5-diphosphanylferrocene ligands and their use in enantioselective hydrogenation.

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    Chen, Weiping; Roberts, J Stanley M; Whittall, John; Steiner, Alexander

    2006-07-21

    An efficient and highly stereoselective synthesis of P-chiral 1,5-diphosphanylferrocene ligands has been developed, and the introduction of P-chirality in ferrocene-based phosphine ligands enhances the enantioselective discrimination produced by the corresponding catalyst when matching of the planar chirality, the chirality at carbon and the chirality at phosphorus occurs.

  15. Chiral recyclable dimeric and polymeric Cr(III) salen complexes catalyzed aminolytic kinetic resolution of trans-aromatic epoxides under microwave irradiation.

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    Kureshy, Rukhsana I; Prathap, K Jeya; Singh, Surendra; Agrawal, Santosh; Khan, Noor-Ul H; Abdi, Sayed H R; Jasra, Raksh V

    2007-11-01

    Aminolytic kinetic resolution (AKR) of trans-stilbene oxide and trans-beta-methyl styrene oxide proceeded smoothly under microwave irradiation using chiral dimeric and polymeric Cr(III) salen complexes as efficient catalysts, giving regio-, diastereo-, and enantioselective anti-beta-amino alcohols in high yields (49%) and chiral purity (ee up to 94%) in case of 4-methylaniline within 2 min. The kinetic resolution system is approximately five times faster than traditional oil bath heating at 70 degrees C and 420 times faster than the reaction conducted at room temperature with concomitant recovery of respective chirally enriched epoxides (ee, 92%) in excellent yields (up to 48%). The catalyst 1 worked well in terms of enantioselectivity than the catalyst 2, but both the catalysts were easily recovered and reused five times with the retention of its efficiency.

  16. Dysprosium(III)-Catalyzed Ring-Opening of meso-Epoxides: Desymmetrization by Remote Stereocontrol in a Thiolysis/Elimination Sequence.

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    Yao, Lu; Zhu, Qiao; Wei, Liang; Wang, Zuo-Fei; Wang, Chun-Jiang

    2016-05-04

    An unprecedented asymmetric desymmetrization of meso-epoxides, derived from cyclopentene-1,3-diones, with 2-mercaptobenzothiazoles has been realized. It was efficiently catalyzed by a chiral Dy(III) /N,N'-dioxide complex through a thiolysis/elimination sequence. This remote stereocontrol strategy provides facile access to synthetically versatile cyclopentene derivatives bearing an all-carbon quaternary stereogenic center in high yield and excellent enantioselectivity. Intriguingly, optically active thiophene could be readily generated from the obtained product through an efficient one-pot protocol.

  17. Highly E-Selective and Enantioselective Michael Addition to Electron-Deficient Internal Alkynes Under Chiral Iminophosphorane Catalysis.

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    Uraguchi, Daisuke; Yamada, Kohei; Ooi, Takashi

    2015-08-17

    A highly E-selective and enantioselective conjugate addition of 2-benzyloxythiazol-5(4H)-ones to β-substituted alkynyl N-acyl pyrazoles is achieved under the catalysis of a P-spiro chiral iminophosphorane. Simultaneous control of the newly generated central chirality and olefin geometry is possible with a wide array of the alkynyl Michael acceptors possessing different aromatic and aliphatic β-substituents, as well as the various α-amino acid-derived thiazolone nucleophiles. This protocol provides access to structurally diverse, optically active α-amino acids bearing a geometrically defined trisubstituted olefinic component at the α-position. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. Rhodium/Silver Synergistic Catalysis in Highly Enantioselective Cycloisomerization/Cross Coupling of Keto-Vinylidenecyclopropanes with Terminal Alkynes.

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    Yang, Song; Rui, Kang-Hua; Tang, Xiang-Ying; Xu, Qin; Shi, Min

    2017-04-07

    A rhodium/silver synergistic catalysis has been established, enabling cycloisomerization/cross coupling of keto-vinylidenecyclopropanes with terminal alkynes toward the regio- and enantioselective formation of diversified tetrahydropyridin-3-ol tethered 1,4-enynes in good yields and high ee values. In this synergistic catalysis, Rh(I) and Ag(I) catalysts selectively activate keto-VDCP substrates and terminal alkynes to generate -allyl Rh(III) complex of oxa-rhodacyclic intermediate and Ag alkynyl intermediate, respectively. The rapid transmetalation of alkynyl groups from Ag to Rh is proposed to play a key role to realize the regioselective cleavage of distal bond of the three-membered ring in this transformation.

  19. (Salen)Mn(III) Catalyzed Asymmetric Epoxidation Reactions by Hydrogen Peroxide in Water: A Green Protocol

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    Ballistreri, Francesco Paolo; Gangemi, Chiara M. A.; Pappalardo, Andrea; Tomaselli, Gaetano A.; Toscano, Rosa Maria; Trusso Sfrazzetto, Giuseppe

    2016-01-01

    Enantioselective epoxidation reactions of some chosen reactive alkenes by a chiral Mn(III) salen catalyst were performed in H2O employing H2O2 as oxidant and diethyltetradecylamine N-oxide (AOE-14) as surfactant. This procedure represents an environmentally benign protocol which leads to e.e. values ranging from good to excellent (up to 95%). PMID:27420047

  20. Cationic Chiral Fluorinated Oxazaborolidines. More Potent, Second-Generation Catalysts for Highly Enantioselective Cycloaddition Reactions.

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    Mahender Reddy, Karla; Bhimireddy, Eswar; Thirupathi, Barla; Breitler, Simon; Yu, Shunming; Corey, E J

    2016-02-24

    The coordination of chiral ligands to Lewis acid metal derivatives, a useful strategy for enantioselective, electrophilic catalysis, generally leads to a lower level of catalytic activity than that of the original uncomplexed compound. Activation by further attachment of a proton or strong Lewis acid to the complex provides a way to overcome the deactivating effect of a chiral ligand. The research described herein has demonstrated that further enhancement of catalytic activity is possible by the judicious placement of fluorine substituents in the chiral ligand. This approach has led to a new, second-generation family of chiral oxazaborolidinium cationic species which can be used to effect many Diels-Alder reactions in >95% yield and >95% ee using catalyst loadings at the 1-2 mol % level. The easy recovery of the chiral ligand makes the application of these new catalysts especially attractive for large-scale synthesis.

  1. Expression and characterization of an epoxide hydrolase from Anopheles gambiae with high activity on epoxy fatty acids

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    Xu, Jiawen; Morisseau, Christophe; Hammock, Bruce D.

    2014-01-01

    In insects, epoxide hydrolases (EHs) play critical roles in the metabolism of xenobiotic epoxides from the food resources and in the regulation of endogenous chemical mediators, such as juvenile hormones. Using the baculovirus expression system, we expressed and characterized an epoxide hydrolase from Anopheles gambiae (AgEH) that is distinct in evolutionary history from insect juvenile hormone epoxide hydrolases (JHEHs). We partially purified the enzyme by ion exchange chromatography and isoelectric focusing. The experimentally determined molecular weight and pI were estimated to be 35kD and 6.3 respectively, different than the theoretical ones. The AgEH had the greatest activity on long chain epoxy fatty acids such as 14,15-epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (14,15-EET) and 9,10-epoxy-12Z-octadecenoic acids (9,10-EpOME or leukotoxin) among the substrates evaluated. Juvenile hormone III, a terpenoid insect growth regulator, was the next best substrate tested. The AgEH showed kinetics comparable to the mammalian soluble epoxide hydrolases, and the activity could be inhibited by AUDA [12-(3-adamantan-1-yl-ureido) dodecanoic acid], a urea-based inhibitor designed to inhibit the mammalian soluble epoxide hydrolases. The rabbit serum generated against the soluble epoxide hydrolase of Mus musculus can both cross-react with natural and denatured forms of the AgEH, suggesting immunologically they are similar. The study suggests there are mammalian sEH homologs in insects, and epoxy fatty acids may be important chemical mediators in insects. PMID:25173592

  2. Efficient synthesis of high purity homo-arm and mikto-arm poly(ethylene glycol) stars using epoxide and azide-alkyne coupling chemistry.

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    Zhang, Boyu; Zhang, Hong; Elupula, Ravinder; Alb, Alina M; Grayson, Scott M

    2014-01-01

    High purity homo-arm and mikto-arm poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) stars are successfully prepared by the combination of epoxide ring-openings and azide-alkyne click reactions. First, monohydroxy-PEG was modified via epoxide chemistry to bear one hydroxyl and one azide functionality at the same end. An alkyne-functionalized PEG chain was then coupled to the azide. Subsequently, the remaining hydroxyl could be reactivated to an azide again and again to enable stepwise addition of alkyne-functionalized polymer arms. The use of efficient reactions for this iterative route provides star polymers with an exact number of arms, and a tailorable degree of polymerization for each arm. Detailed characterization confirms the high purity of multi-arm polyethylene glycol products. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Structural basis for high substrate-binding affinity and enantioselectivity of 3-quinuclidinone reductase AtQR

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    Hou, Feng; Miyakawa, Takuya; Kataoka, Michihiko; Takeshita, Daijiro; Kumashiro, Shoko; Uzura, Atsuko; Urano, Nobuyuki; Nagata, Koji; Shimizu, Sakayu; Tanokura, Masaru

    2014-04-18

    Highlights: • Crystal structure of AtQR has been determined at 1.72 Å. • NADH binding induces the formation of substrate binding site. • AtQR possesses a conserved hydrophobic wall for stereospecific binding of substrate. • Additional Glu197 residue is critical to the high binding affinity. - Abstract: (R)-3-Quinuclidinol, a useful compound for the synthesis of various pharmaceuticals, can be enantioselectively produced from 3-quinuclidinone by 3-quinuclidinone reductase. Recently, a novel NADH-dependent 3-quinuclidionone reductase (AtQR) was isolated from Agrobacterium tumefaciens, and showed much higher substrate-binding affinity (>100 fold) than the reported 3-quinuclidionone reductase (RrQR) from Rhodotorula rubra. Here, we report the crystal structure of AtQR at 1.72 Å. Three NADH-bound protomers and one NADH-free protomer form a tetrameric structure in an asymmetric unit of crystals. NADH not only acts as a proton donor, but also contributes to the stability of the α7 helix. This helix is a unique and functionally significant part of AtQR and is related to form a deep catalytic cavity. AtQR has all three catalytic residues of the short-chain dehydrogenases/reductases family and the hydrophobic wall for the enantioselective reduction of 3-quinuclidinone as well as RrQR. An additional residue on the α7 helix, Glu197, exists near the active site of AtQR. This acidic residue is considered to form a direct interaction with the amine part of 3-quinuclidinone, which contributes to substrate orientation and enhancement of substrate-binding affinity. Mutational analyses also support that Glu197 is an indispensable residue for the activity.

  4. Direct observation of enantiomer discrimination of epoxides by chiral salen complexes using ENDOR.

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    Fallis, Ian A; Murphy, Damien M; Willock, David J; Tucker, Richard J; Farley, Robert D; Jenkins, Robert; Strevens, Robert R

    2004-12-08

    Electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopy was used to investigate the weak enantioselective binding between chiral salen complexes [VO(1)] ((R,R)- and (S,S)-vanadyl N,N'-bis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalcylidene)-1,2-cyclohexanediamine) and chiral epoxides (e.g., (R)-/(S)-propylene epoxide, 5) in frozen (10 K) solution. Differences in epoxide binding by enatiomers of [VO(1)] was evidenced by changes to the 1H epoxide derived peaks in the ENDOR spectra, such that (R,R)-[VO(1)] + (R)-5 and (R,R)-[VO(1)] + (S)-5 yield noticeably different spectra. These changes were assigned to the small structural differences between the diastereomeric metal-epoxide adducts. Simulation of the spectra revealed differences in the VO...1Hepoxide distances for the diastereomeric pairs, which was confirmed by a complementary set of density functional theory (DFT) calculations. While the epoxide molecule is very weakly coordinated, ENDOR measurements of the racemic complex in racemic epoxide nevertheless indicated the preferential coordination of the (R)-5 to (R,R)-[VO(1)] (likewise (S)-(5) to (S,S)-[VO(1)]), which is favored over the binding of (S)-5 epoxide to (R,R)-[VO(1)] (and likewise (R)-5 epoxide to (S,S)-[VO(1)]). This demonstrates the unique power of the ENDOR technique to resolve weak chiral interactions for which EPR spectroscopy alone lacks sufficient resolution.

  5. Reproducible Preparation of Au/TS-1 with High Reaction Rate for Gas Phase Epoxidation of Propylene

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    Lee W. S.; Stach E.; Akatay, M.C.; Ribeiro, F.H.; Delgass, N.

    2012-03-01

    A refined and reliable synthesis procedure for Au/TS-1(Si/Ti molar ratio {approx}100) with high reaction rate for the direct gas phase epoxidation of propylene has been developed by studying the effects of pH of the gold slurry solution, mixing time, and preparation temperature for deposition precipitation (DP) of Au on TS-1 supports. Au/TS-1 catalysts prepared at optimal DP conditions (pH {approx} 7.3, mixing for 9.5 h, room temperature) showed an average PO rate {approx} 160 g{sub PO} h{sup -1} kg{sub Cat}{sup -1} at 200 C at 1 atm. A reproducibility better than {+-}10% was demonstrated by nine independent samples prepared at the same conditions. These are the highest rates yet reported at 200 C. No visible gold particles were observed by the HRTEM analysis in the fresh Au/TS-1 with gold loading up to {approx}0.1 wt%, indicating that the gold species were smaller than 1 nm. Additionally, the rate per gram of Au and the catalyst stability increased as the Au loading decreased, giving a maximum value of 500 g{sub PO} h{sup -1} g{sub Au}{sup -1}, and Si/Ti molar ratios of {approx}100 gave the highest rates.

  6. Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Addition of Enamides to ortho-Quinone Methide Imines-An Efficient and Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Tetrahydroacridines.

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    Kretzschmar, Martin; Hodík, Tomáš; Schneider, Christoph

    2016-08-08

    The direct and highly enantioselective synthesis of tetrahydroacridines was achieved through the phosphoric acid catalyzed addition of enamides to in situ generated ortho-quinone methide imines and subsequent elimination. This novel one-step process constitutes a very efficient, elegant, and selective synthetic approach to valuable N-heterocycles with a 1,4-dihydroquinoline motif. By subsequent highly diastereoselective hydrogenation and N-deprotection the reaction products were easily converted into free hexahydroacridines with a total of three new stereogenic centers.

  7. Enantioselective synthesis of (-)-basiliskamide A.

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    Chen, Ming; Roush, William R

    2012-03-16

    Basiliskamide A is an antifungal polyketide natural product isolated by Andersen and co-workers from a Bacillus laterosporus isolate, PNG-276. A nine-step enantioselective synthesis of (-)-basiliskamide A is reported, starting from commercially available β-hydroxy ester 7. The synthesis features a highly diastereoselective mismatched double asymmetric δ-stannylallylboration reaction of aldehyde 5 with the bifunctional allylborane reagent 4.

  8. Nature versus nurture in two highly enantioselective esterases from Bacillus cereus and Thermoanaerobacter tengcongensis

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    Grosse, Stephan; Bergeron, Hélène; Imura, Akihiro; Boyd, Jason; Wang, Shaozhao; Kubota, Kazuo; Miyadera, Akihiko; Sulea, Traian; Lau, Peter C. K.

    2010-01-01

    Summary There is an increasing need for the use of biocatalysis to obtain enantiopure compounds as chiral building blocks for drug synthesis such as antibiotics. The principal findings of this study are: (i) the complete sequenced genomes of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 and Thermoanaerobacter tengcongensis MB4 contain a hitherto undescribed enantioselective and alkaliphilic esterase (BcEST and TtEST respectively) that is specific for the production of (R)‐2‐benzyloxy‐propionic acid ethyl ester, a key intermediate in the synthesis of levofloxacin, a potent antibiotic; and (ii) directed evolution targeted for increased thermostability of BcEST produced two improved variants, but in either case the 3–5°C increase in the apparent melting temperature (Tm) of the mutants over the native BcEST that has a Tm of 50°C was outperformed by TtEST, a naturally occurring homologue with a Tm of 65°C. Protein modelling of BcEST mapped the S148C and K272R mutations at protein surface and the I88T and Q110L mutations at more buried locations. This work expands the repertoire of characterized members of the α/β‐fold hydrolase superfamily. Further, it shows that genome mining is an economical option for new biocatalyst discovery and we provide a rare example of a naturally occurring thermostable biocatalyst that outperforms experimentally evolved homologues that carry out the same hydrolysis. PMID:21255307

  9. Enantioselective synthesis of trifluoromethyl-substituted cyclopropanes.

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    Denton, Justin R; Sukumaran, Dinesh; Davies, Huw M L

    2007-07-05

    The reaction of 1-aryl-2,2,2-trifluorodiazoethanes with alkenes, catalyzed by the adamantylglycine-derived dirhodium complex Rh2(R-PTAD)4, generates trifluoromethyl-substituted cyclopropanes with high diastereoselectivity (>94%) and enantioselectivity (88->98%).

  10. Discovery of an Escherichia coli Esterase with High Activity and Enantioselectivity toward 1,2-O-Isopropylideneglycerol Esters▿†

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    Godinho, Luis F.; Reis, Carlos R.; Tepper, Pieter G.; Poelarends, Gerrit J.; Quax, Wim J.

    2011-01-01

    Escherichia coli has been widely used as an expression host for the identification of desired biocatalysts through screening or selection assays. We have previously used E. coli in growth selection and screening assays for identification of Bacillus subtilis lipase variants (located in the periplasm) with improved activity and enantioselectivity toward 1,2-O-isopropylideneglycerol (IPG) esters. In the course of these studies, we discovered that E. coli itself exhibits significant cytoplasmic esterase activity toward IPG esters. In order to identify the enzyme (or enzymes) responsible for this esterase activity, we analyzed eight E. coli knockout strains, in which single esterase genes were deleted, for their ability to hydrolyze IPG butyrate. This approach led to the identification of esterase YbfF as the major E. coli enzyme responsible for the hydrolytic activity toward IPG esters. The gene coding for YbfF was cloned and overexpressed in E. coli, and the corresponding protein was purified and characterized for its biocatalytic performance. YbfF displays a high level of activity toward IPG butyrate and IPG caprylate and prefers the R-enantiomer of these substrates, producing the S-enantiomer of the IPG product with high enantiomeric excess (72 to 94% ee). The enantioselectivity of YbfF for IPG caprylate (E = 40) could be significantly enhanced when using dimethylformamide (DMF) or dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as cosolvents in kinetic resolution experiments. The enzyme also shows high enantioselectivity toward 1-phenylethyl acetate (E ≥ 200), giving the chiral product (R)-1-phenylethanol with >99% ee. The high activity and enantioselectivity of YbfF make it an attractive enzyme for organic synthesis. PMID:21764964

  11. Highly Enantioselective Direct Synthesis of Endocyclic Vicinal Diamines through Chiral Ru(diamine)-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of 2,2'-Bisquinoline Derivatives.

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    Ma, Wenpeng; Zhang, Jianwei; Xu, Cong; Chen, Fei; He, Yan-Mei; Fan, Qing-Hua

    2016-10-04

    An asymmetric hydrogenation of 2,2'-bisquinoline and bisquinoxaline derivatives, catalyzed by chiral cationic ruthenium diamine complexes, was developed. A broad range of chiral endocyclic vicinal diamines were obtained in high yields with excellent diastereo- and enantioselectivity (up to 93:7 dl/meso and >99 % ee). These chiral diamines could be easily transformed into a new class of chiral N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), which are important but difficult to access.

  12. Carboxy-directed asymmetric hydrogenation of α-alkyl-α-aryl terminal olefins: highly enantioselective and chemoselective access to a chiral benzylmethyl center.

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    Yang, Shuang; Zhu, Shou-Fei; Guo, Na; Song, Song; Zhou, Qi-Lin

    2014-04-07

    A carboxy-directed asymmetric hydrogenation of α-alkyl-α-aryl terminal olefins was developed by using a chiral spiro iridium catalyst, providing a highly efficient approach to the compounds with a chiral benzylmethyl center. The carboxy-directed hydrogenation prohibited the isomerization of the terminal olefins, and realized the chemoselective hydrogenation of various dienes. The concise enantioselective syntheses of (S)-curcudiol and (S)-curcumene were achieved by using this catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation as a key step.

  13. A highly enantioselective and regioselective organocatalytic direct Mannich reaction of methyl alkyl ketones with cyclic imines benzo[e][1,2,3]oxathiazine 2,2-dioxides.

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    Wang, You-Qing; Cui, Xiao-Yu; Ren, Yuan-Yuan; Zhang, Yongna

    2014-12-07

    A highly enantioselective direct Mannich reaction of methyl alkyl ketones with cyclic imines benzo[e][1,2,3]oxathiazine 2,2-dioxides, catalyzed by the combination of cinchona alkaloid derived primary amine and TFA, is disclosed. For unsymmetrical methyl alkyl ketones, it is favoured that specific regioselective addition to the imine substrates occurs at the less-substituted methyl group by steric control.

  14. Enantioselective Vinylogous Organocascade Reactions.

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    Hepburn, Hamish B; Dell'Amico, Luca; Melchiorre, Paolo

    2016-08-01

    Cascade reactions are powerful tools for rapidly assembling complex molecular architectures from readily available starting materials in a single synthetic operation. Their marriage with asymmetric organocatalysis has led to the development of novel techniques, which are now recognized as reliable strategies for the one-pot enantioselective synthesis of stereochemically dense molecules. In recent years, even more complex synthetic challenges have been addressed by applying the principle of vinylogy to the realm of organocascade catalysis. The key to the success of vinylogous organocascade reactions is the unique ability of the chiral organocatalyst to transfer reactivity to a distal position without losing control on the stereo-determining events. This approach has greatly expanded the synthetic horizons of the field by providing the possibility of forging multiple stereocenters in remote positions from the catalyst's point of action with high selectivity, while simultaneously constructing multiple new bonds. This article critically describes the developments achieved in the field of enantioselective vinylogous organocascade reactions, charting the ideas, the conceptual advances, and the milestone reactions that have been essential for reaching highly practical levels of synthetic efficiency.

  15. High enantioselective Novozym 435-catalyzed esterification of (R,S)-flurbiprofen monitored with a chiral stationary phase.

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    Siódmiak, Tomasz; Mangelings, Debby; Vander Heyden, Yvan; Ziegler-Borowska, Marta; Marszałł, Michał Piotr

    2015-03-01

    Lipases form Candida rugosa and Candida antarctica were tested for their application in the enzymatic kinetic resolution of (R,S)-flurbiprofen by enantioselective esterification. Successful chromatographic separation with well-resolved peaks of (R)- and (S)-flurbiprofen and their esters was achieved in one run on chiral stationary phases by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). In this study screening of enzymes was performed, and Novozym 435 was selected as an optimal catalyst for obtaining products with high enantiopurity. Additionally, the influence of organic solvents (dichloromethane, dichloroethane, dichloropropane, and methyl tert-butyl ether), primary alcohols (methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, and n-butanol), reaction time, and temperature on the enantiomeric ratio and conversion was tested. The high values of enantiomeric ratio (E in the range of 51.3-90.5) of the esterification of (R,S)-flurbiprofen were obtained for all tested alcohols using Novozym 435, which have a great significance in the field of biotechnological synthesis of drugs. The optimal temperature range for the performed reactions was from 37 to 45 °C. As a result of the optimization, (R)-flurbiprofen methyl ester was obtained with a high optical purity, eep = 96.3 %, after 96 h of incubation. The enantiomeric ratio of the reaction was E = 90.5 and conversion was C = 35.7 %.

  16. Synthesis of rare earth catalysts and their applications for enantioselective synthesis of heterocyclic β-amino alcohols.

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    Martin, Myriam; El Hellani, Ahmad; Yang, Jing; Collin, Jacqueline; Bezzenine-Lafollée, Sophie

    2011-12-02

    A new family of chiral lanthanide complexes derived from (R)-binaphthol has been synthesized by a one-pot procedure using only commercially available substrates. These complexes were evaluated for the aminolysis of meso-epoxides and proved to be efficient enantioselective catalysts. The samarium complex coordinated by two (R)-binaphthoxide ligands was the most enantioselective catalyst of this series. β-Amino alcohols including heterocycles have been isolated with enantiomeric excesses up to 84%. © 2011 American Chemical Society

  17. CO2 copolymers from epoxides: catalyst activity, product selectivity, and stereochemistry control.

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    Lu, Xiao-Bing; Ren, Wei-Min; Wu, Guang-Peng

    2012-10-16

    The use of carbon dioxide as a carbon source for the synthesis of organic chemicals can contribute to a more sustainable chemical industry. Because CO(2) is such a thermodynamically stable molecule, few effective catalysts are available to facilitate this transformation. Currently, the major industrial processes that convert CO(2) into viable products generate urea and hydroxybenzoic acid. One of the most promising new technologies for the use of this abundant, inexpensive, and nontoxic renewable resource is the alternating copolymerization of CO(2) and epoxides to provide biodegradable polycarbonates, which are highly valuable polymeric materials. Because this process often generates byproducts, such as polyether or ether linkages randomly dispersed within the polycarbonate chains and/or the more thermodynamically stable cyclic carbonates, the choice of catalyst is critical for selectively obtaining the expected product. In this Account, we outline our efforts to develop highly active Co(III)-based catalysts for the selective production of polycarbonates from the alternating copolymerization of CO(2) with epoxides. Binary systems consisting of simple (salen)Co(III)X and a nucleophilic cocatalyst exhibited high activity under mild conditions even at 0.1 MPa CO(2) pressure and afforded copolymers with >99% carbonate linkages and a high regiochemical control (∼95% head-to-tail content). Discrete, one-component (salen)Co(III)X complexes bearing an appended quaternary ammonium salt or sterically hindered Lewis base showed excellent activity in the selectively alternating copolymerization of CO(2) with both aliphatic epoxides and cyclohexene oxide at high temperatures with low catalyst loading and/or low pressures of CO(2). Binary or one-component catalysts based on unsymmetric multichiral Co(III) complexes facilitated the efficient enantioselective copolymerization of CO(2) with epoxides, providing aliphatic polycarbonates with >99% head-to-tail content. These

  18. Tsukamurella sp. E105 as a new biocatalyst for highly enantioselective hydrolysis of ethyl 2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl) butyrate.

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    He, Junyao; Yuan, Shuai; Wang, Pu; Wang, Nengqiang

    2012-09-01

    A new bacterial strain, E105, has been introduced as a biocatalyst for the enantioselective hydrolysis of ethyl (R,S)-2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl) butyrate, (R,S)-1, to (S)-2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl) butyric acid, (S)-2. This strain was isolated from 60 soil samples using (R,S)-1 as the sole carbon source. The isolate was identified as Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens E105, based on its morphological characteristics, physiological tests, and 16S rDNA sequence analysis. The process of cell growth and hydrolase production for this strain was then investigated. The hydrolase activity reached its maximum after cultivation at 200 rpm and 30 °C for 36 h. Furthermore, the performance of the enantioselective hydrolysis of (R,S)-1 was studied. The optimal reaction temperature, initial pH, substrate concentration, and concentration of suspended cells were 30 °C, 6.8, 10 and 30 g/l (DCW), respectively. Under these conditions, a high conversion (>45 %) of the product (S)-2 with an excellent enantiomeric excess (ee) (>99 %), and a satisfied enantiomeric ratio (E) (>600) as well were obtained. This study showed that the bacterial isolate T. tyrosinosolvens E105 displayed a high enantioselectivity towards the hydrolysis of racemic ethyl 2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl) butyrate.

  19. Highly enantioselective cross-aldol reactions of acetaldehyde mediated by a dual catalytic system operating under site isolation.

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    Fan, Xinyuan; Rodríguez-Escrich, Carles; Wang, Shoulei; Sayalero, Sonia; Pericàs, Miquel A

    2014-10-06

    Polystyrene-supported (PS) diarylprolinol catalysts 1 a (Ar = phenyl) and 1 b (Ar = 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl) have been developed. Operating under site-isolation conditions, PS-1 a/1 b worked compatibly with PS-bound sulfonic acid catalyst 2 to promote deoligomerization of paraldehyde and subsequent cross-aldol reactions of the resulting acetaldehyde in one pot, affording aldol products in high yields with excellent enantioselectivities. The effect of water on the performance of the catalytic system has been studied and its optimal amount (0.5 equiv) has been determined. The dual catalytic system (1/2) allows repeated recycling and reuse (10 cycles). The potential of this methodology is demonstrated by a two-step synthesis of a phenoperidine analogue (68% overall yield; 98% ee) and by the preparation of highly enantioenriched 1,3-diols 4 and 3-methylamino-1-arylpropanols 5, key intermediates in the synthesis of a variety of druglike structures. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Inverting enantioselectivity of Burkholderia cepacia KWI-56 lipase by combinatorial mutation and high-throughput screening using single-molecule PCR and in vitro expression.

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    Koga, Yuichi; Kato, Katsuya; Nakano, Hideo; Yamane, Tsuneo

    2003-08-15

    The enantioselectivity of lipase from Burkhorderia cepacia KWI-56 has been inverted using a novel in vitro technique for construction and screening of a protein library by single-molecule DNA amplification by PCR followed by in vitro coupled transcription/translation system termed single-molecule-PCR-linked in vitro expression (SIMPLEX). Four amino acid residues (L17, F119, L167, and L266) in the hydrophobic substrate-binding pocket of the lipase were selected for mutation based on a structural model of a substrate-enzyme complex, and a combinatorial mutation library was constructed by SIMPLEX and screened for (R) and (S)-configurations of p-nitrophenyl 3-phenylbutyrate. Some combinations of amino acid substitutions in the four positions of the lipase were found as effective for changing the enantiopreference from the (S)-form substrate to the (R)-form. Two variants were expressed in the original host cells and purified to homogeneity, showing completely reversed enantioselectivity for the (R)-form of ethyl 3-phenylbutyrate (selectivity factor E(R)=38 or 33), whereas the wild-type lipase was (S)-selective (selectivity factor E(S)=33). Thus the semi-rational and semi-random combinatorial design of a mutant library followed by a high-throughput screening based on their enzymatic activity should be a powerful tool to engineer the enantioselectivity of enzymes.

  1. Succinic anhydrides from epoxides

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    Coates, Geoffrey W.; Rowley, John M.

    2013-07-09

    Catalysts and methods for the double carbonylation of epoxides are disclosed. Each epoxide molecule reacts with two molecules of carbon monoxide to produce a succinic anhydride. The reaction is facilitated by catalysts combining a Lewis acidic species with a transition metal carbonyl complex. The double carbonylation is achieved in single process by using reaction conditions under which both carbonylation reactions occur without the necessity of isolating or purifying the product of the first carbonylation.

  2. Succinic anhydrides from epoxides

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    Coates, Geoffrey W.; Rowley, John M.

    2016-06-28

    Catalysts and methods for the double carbonylation of epoxides are disclosed. Each epoxide molecule reacts with two molecules of carbon monoxide to produce a succinic anhydride. The reaction is facilitated by catalysts combining a Lewis acidic species with a transition metal carbonyl complex. The double carbonylation is achieved in single process by using reaction conditions under which both carbonylation reactions occur without the necessity of isolating or purifying the product of the first carbonylation.

  3. Succinic anhydrides from epoxides

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    Coates, Geoffrey W; Rowley, John M

    2014-12-30

    Catalysts and methods for the double carbonylation of epoxides are disclosed. Each epoxide molecule reacts with two molecules of carbon monoxide to produce a succinic anhydride. The reaction is facilitated by catalysts combining a Lewis acidic species with a transition metal carbonyl complex. The double carbonylation is achieved in single process by using reaction conditions under which both carbonylation reactions occur without the necessity of isolating or purifying the product of the first carbonylation.

  4. Enantioselective Recognition by Chiral Supramolecular Gels.

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    Zhang, Li; Jin, Qingxian; Liu, Minghua

    2016-10-06

    Chiral supramolecular gels, in which small organic molecules self-assemble into chiral nanostructures and entangle each other to immobilize solvents through various noncovalent interactions, can work as a matrix for enantioselective recognition on chiral analytes. Through gelation and the formation of well-defined nanostructures, the chiral sense of the component molecules can be accumulated or amplified, and thus, the enantioselective recognition ability can be enhanced. Furthermore, a chiral microenvironment formed in the gel networks could provide additional stereochemical recognition geometry and attribute to efficient recognition. In this focus review, enantioselective recognition on chiral analytes through chiral supramolecular gels, with either amplified signals or the gel-sol phase transition, is discussed. This review is expected to provide useful insights into the design and fabrication of supramolecular gel systems with chiral features and high enantioselectivity.

  5. Hydrolysis of the 2',3'-allylic epoxides of allylbenzene, estragole, eugenol, and safrole by both microsomal and cytosolic epoxide hydrolases.

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    Luo, G; Qato, M K; Guenthner, T M

    1992-01-01

    2',3'-Allylic epoxide derivatives of allylbenzene and its analogs estragole, eugenol, and safrole were synthesized, and their enzymatic conversion to dihydrodiols by cytosolic and microsomal epoxide hydrolases was examined. All four epoxides were good substrates for both epoxide hydrolases, with Michaelis constants in the low micromolar range. Two putatively selective inhibitors of cytosolic and microsomal epoxide hydrolases, trichloropropylene oxide and nordihydroguaiaretic acid, were used to inhibit the hydrolysis of these allylic epoxides. Minimal selectivity toward either hydrolase was seen with either inhibitor, suggesting that the "selectivity" of these inhibitors is highly substrate-dependent. The susceptibilities of these epoxides to rapid hydrolysis by both epoxide hydrolases may explain their low genotoxic potencies in vivo.

  6. Expanding the scope of Metal-Free enantioselective allylic substitutions: Anthrones

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    Ceban, Victor; Tauchman, Jiří; Meazza, Marta; Gallagher, Greg; Light, Mark E.; Gergelitsová, Ivana; Veselý, Jan; Rios, Ramon

    2015-01-01

    The highly enantioselective asymmetric allylic alkylation of Morita–Baylis–Hillman carbonates with anthrones is presented. The reaction is simply catalyzed by cinchona alkaloid derivatives affording the final alkylated products in good yields and excellent enantioselectivities. PMID:26592555

  7. Direct enantioselective access to 4-substituted tetrahydroquinolines by catalytic asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of quinolines.

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    Rueping, Magnus; Theissmann, Thomas; Stoeckel, Mirjam; Antonchick, Andrey P

    2011-10-07

    A convenient protocol for the enantioselective synthesis of 4-substituted tetrahydroquinolines has been developed. Chiral BINOL phosphoric acids promote the reduction of a wide range of 4-substituted quinolines with Hantzsch esters with good to high levels of enantioselectivity.

  8. Expanding the scope of Metal-Free enantioselective allylic substitutions: Anthrones

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    Ceban, Victor; Tauchman, Jiří; Meazza, Marta; Gallagher, Greg; Light, Mark E.; Gergelitsová, Ivana; Veselý, Jan; Rios, Ramon

    2015-11-01

    The highly enantioselective asymmetric allylic alkylation of Morita-Baylis-Hillman carbonates with anthrones is presented. The reaction is simply catalyzed by cinchona alkaloid derivatives affording the final alkylated products in good yields and excellent enantioselectivities.

  9. Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Insertion of Carbenoid into Si-H: Efficient Access to Functional Chiral Silanes.

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    Chen, Diao; Zhu, Dong-Xing; Xu, Ming-Hua

    2016-02-10

    The first rhodium(I)-catalyzed enantioselective Si-H insertion reaction of α-diazoesters and α-diazophosphonates has been developed. The use of a C1-symmetric chiral diene ligand enabled the asymmetric reaction to proceed under exceptionally mild conditions and give versatile chiral α-silyl esters and phosphonates with excellent enantioselectivities (up to 99% ee). The mechanism and stereochemical pathway of this novel Rh(I)-carbene-directed Si-H insertion was investigated by deuterium kinetic isotope effect experiments and DFT calculations.

  10. The electron-impact promoted fragmentation of aurone epoxides.

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    Brady, B. A.; O'Sullivan, W. I.; Duffield, A. M.

    1972-01-01

    The mass spectra of six aurone epoxides have been rationalized with the aid of high resolution mass spectrometry and metastable ion evidence. These compounds fragment in a well defined manner and mechanisms are proposed for the formation of their characteristic ions. Some similarity was observed between the mass spectra of 6-methoxyaurone epoxide (II), 4-hydroxy-7-methoxy-3-phenylcoumarin (VII) and 7-methoxyflavonol (IX). The possibility that VII and IX are intermediates in the fragmentation of epoxide II is discussed. Thermal rearrangement of aurone epoxide II was shown to yield the corresponding flavonol IX and coumarin VII.

  11. Chromium(II)-catalyzed enantioselective arylation of ketones

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    Wang, Gang; Sun, Shutao; Mao, Ying; Xie, Zhiyu

    2016-01-01

    The chromium-catalyzed enantioselective addition of carbo halides to carbonyl compounds is an important transformation in organic synthesis. However, the corresponding catalytic enantioselective arylation of ketones has not been reported to date. Herein, we report the first Cr-catalyzed enantioselective addition of aryl halides to both arylaliphatic and aliphatic ketones with high enantioselectivity in an intramolecular version, providing facile access to enantiopure tetrahydronaphthalen-1-ols and 2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-1-ols containing a tertiary alcohol. PMID:28144349

  12. Chiral enantioresolution of cathinone derivatives present in "legal highs", and enantioselectivity evaluation on cytotoxicity of 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV).

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    Silva, Bárbara; Fernandes, Carla; Tiritan, Maria Elizabeth; Pinto, Madalena M M; Valente, Maria João; Carvalho, Márcia; de Pinho, Paula Guedes; Remião, Fernando

    Recently, great interest has been focused on synthetic cathinones since their consumption has increased exponentially. All synthetic cathinones exist as chiral molecules; the biological and/or toxicological properties of cathinones generally differ according to the enantiomers in human body. In this study, a chiral liquid chromatography method was developed to separate and determine the enantiomeric ratio of synthetic cathinones present in "legal highs" acquired in old smart shops or over the Internet. All the synthetic cathinones were efficiently enantio-separated with α and Rs ranging from 1.24 to 3.62 and from 1.24 to 10.52, respectively, using polysaccharide-based chiral stationary phases. All synthetic cathinones, with the exception of 4-methylethcathinone (4-MEC), were present in the commercialized "legal highs" in an enantiomeric proportion of 50:50. One of the studied chiral compounds was 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), one of the most consumed cathinone derivative worldwide. Our research group has recently reported its hepatotoxicity in the racemic form. Thus, the analytical enantioresolution of the MDPV was scaled up to multi-milligram using a semi-preparative amylose tris-3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate column (20 cm × 7.0 mm ID, 7 µm particle size). Both enantiomers were isolated with high enantiomeric purity (enantiomeric excess > 99 %). The toxicity of S-(-)-MDPV and R-(+)-MDPV was evaluated, for the first time, using primary cultures of rat hepatocytes. It was also possible to verify that MDPV enantiomers showed hepatotoxicity in a concentration-dependent manner, but displayed no enantioselective toxicity in this cell culture model.

  13. Asymmetric epoxidation of cis/trans-β-methylstyrene catalysed by immobilised Mn(salen) with different linkages: heterogenisation of homogeneous asymmetric catalysis.

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    Zhang, Haidong; Zou, Yu; Wang, Yi-Meng; Shen, Yu; Zheng, Xuxu

    2014-06-16

    Immobilised Mn(salen) catalysts with two different linkages were studied in the asymmetric epoxidation of cis/trans-β-methylstyrene using NaClO as oxidant. The immobilised Mn(salen) complexes inside nanopores can lead to different catalytic behaviour compared with that of homogeneous Jacobsen catalyst. The rigidity of the linkage was found to be a key factor affecting the catalytic performance of immobilised catalysts. The immobilised catalyst with a rigid linkage exhibited comparable chemical selectivity, enantioselectivity and cis/trans ratio of product formation to that obtained with homogeneous Jacobsen catalysts. In contrast, the immobilised catalyst with a flexible linkage gave remarkably lower chemical selectivity, enantioselectivity and inverted cis/trans ratio compared with the results obtained with the homogeneous Jacobsen catalyst and the immobilised catalyst with rigid linkage. Thus, for immobilised Mn(salen) catalysts, a rigid linkage connecting active centres to the support is essential to obtain activity and enantioselectivity as high as those obtained in homogeneous systems.

  14. Isolation and identification of the metolachlor stereoisomers using high-performance liquid chromatography, polarimetric measurements, and enantioselective gas chromatography.

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    Müller, M D; Poiger, T; Buser, H

    2001-01-01

    Because of the presence of two chiral elements (an asymmetrically substituted carbon and a chiral axis), the herbicide metolachlor consists of four stereoisomers stable at ambient temperature with aSS-, aRS-, aSR-, and aRR-configurations (aSS, the isomer with aS,1'S-configuration, etc.). Metolachlor, initially introduced into the market as the racemic product containing all four stereoisomers, is currently being replaced worldwide by S-metolachlor, the product enantiomerically enriched with the herbicidally active 1'S-isomers (aSS, aRS). The isomer-specific analysis of metolachlor requires not only enantioselective ("chiral") analytical techniques but also suitable reference compounds. In this study, two of the four metolachlor isomers were isolated from rac-metolachlor in enantio- (ee > 98%) and diastereomerically pure forms by a combination of achiral and chiral high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The two isomers were identified as the aSS- and the aRR-isomers by polarimetric measurements, in reference to previous data. The two isomers were then thermally equilibrated to 1:1 mixtures of the aSS/aRS and aRR/aSR diastereomers, respectively, so that analytical data of all four metolachlor isomers became available; they were then used to identify these isomers in technical products by chiral high-resolution gas chromatography (HRGC). The kinetics of the thermally induced interconversion of the atropisomers was studied and the consequences, such as for GC analysis, are discussed. A comparison of on-column and split/splitless injection indicated that the latter technique results in significant isomerization prior to separation and, therefore, cannot be used for accurate isomer analysis.

  15. Exceptionally active yttrium-salen complexes for the catalyzed ring opening of epoxides by TMSCN and TMSN(3).

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    Saha, Biswajit; Lin, Mei-Huey; RajanBabu, T V

    2007-11-09

    Halide or alkoxide free yttrium-salen complexes are excellent catalysts for the ring opening of epoxides mediated by TMSCN and TMSN3. Substrate to catalyst ratios up to 10000 have been realized in these potentially useful reactions, which can be run under solvent-free conditions. Even though the enantioselectivities for the TMSCN-mediated reaction remains modest (best 77% ee), these studies with a highly tunable ligand system may provide further impetus for work in this important area of catalysis. Even though attempts to isolate a Y-cyanide complex, which was detected by in situ IR spectroscopy, failed, a related dimeric hydroxide complex was isolated. A kinetic study using in situ IR spectroscopy did not provide conclusive data to assign an order with respect to Y in this reaction.

  16. Highly Active and Robust Metalloporphyrin Catalysts for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from a Broad Range of Epoxides and Carbon Dioxide.

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    Maeda, Chihiro; Shimonishi, Junta; Miyazaki, Ray; Hasegawa, Jun-Ya; Ema, Tadashi

    2016-05-04

    Bifunctional metalloporphyrins with quaternary ammonium bromides (nucleophiles) at the meta, para, or ortho positions of meso-phenyl groups were synthesized as catalysts for the formation of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and carbon dioxide under solvent-free conditions. The meta-substituted catalysts exhibited high catalytic performance, whereas the para- and ortho-substituted catalysts showed moderate and low activity, respectively. DFT calculations revealed the origin of the advantage of the meta-substituted catalyst, which could use the flexible quaternary ammonium cation at the meta position to stabilize various anionic species generated during catalysis. A zinc(II) porphyrin with eight nucleophiles at the meta positions showed very high catalytic activity (turnover number (TON)=240 000 at 120 °C, turnover frequency (TOF)=31 500 h(-1) at 170 °C) at an initial CO2 pressure of 1.7 MPa; catalyzed the reaction even at atmospheric CO2 pressure (balloon) at ambient temperature (20 °C); and was applicable to a broad range of substrates, including terminal and internal epoxides.

  17. Role of keto-enol tautomerization in a chiral phosphoric acid catalyzed asymmetric thiocarboxylysis of meso-epoxide: a DFT study.

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    Ajitha, Manjaly J; Huang, Kuo-Wei

    2015-12-07

    The mechanism of a chiral phosphoric acid catalyzed thiocarboxylysis of meso-epoxide was investigated by density functional theory (DFT) calculations (M06-2X). The nucleophilic ring opening of epoxide by thiobenzoic acid was found to proceed via a concerted termolecular transition state with a simultaneous dual proton transfer to yield the β-hydroxy thioester product. Electrostatic interactions together with the steric environment inside the chiral catalyst play an important role in determining the enantioselectivity of the reaction.

  18. Planar-Chiral Phosphine-Olefin Ligands Exploiting a (Cyclopentadienyl)manganese(I) Scaffold To Achieve High Robustness and High Enantioselectivity.

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    Kamikawa, Ken; Tseng, Ya-Yi; Jian, Jia-Hong; Takahashi, Tamotsu; Ogasawara, Masamichi

    2017-02-01

    A series of 2-methyl-1,3-propenylene-bridged (η(5)-diarylphosphinocyclopentadienyl)(phosphine)manganese(I) dicarbonyl complexes 2 have been developed as a new class of phosphine-olefin ligands based on a planar-chiral transition-metal scaffold, which show better robustness as well as higher enantioselectivity over phosphine-olefin ligands 1 with a planar-chiral (η(6)-arene)chromium(0) framework. The practical enantiospecific and scalable synthesis of 2 has been established. Phosphine-olefin ligands 2 enable construction of an effective chiral environment around a transition-metal center upon coordination, and thus their rhodium(I) complexes exhibit excellent catalytic performance in the various asymmetric addition reactions of arylboron nucleophiles. Complex 2b, which has a bis(3,5-dimethylphenyl)phosphino group on the cyclopentadienyl ring, is found to be a superior chiral ligand in the rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric 1,4-addition reactions of arylboronic acids to various cyclic/acyclic enones giving the corresponding arylation products in over 99% ee. On the other hand, 2c and 2d, which have bis[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]phosphino and bis(3,5-di-tert-buthyl-4-methoxyphenyl)phosphino groups, respectively, are highly efficient chiral ligands in the rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric 1,2-addition reactions of the arylboron nucleophiles to imines or aldehydes showing up to 99.9% ee. The X-ray crystallographic studies of (R)-2b and [RhCl((S*)-2b)]2 reveal the absolute configuration of 2b and its phosphine-olefin bidentate coordination to a rhodium(I) cation. Structural comparison with [RhCl((R*)-1b)]2 postulates the origins of the higher enantioselectivity of newly developed phosphine-olefin ligands 2.

  19. Highly enantioselective hydrogenation of N-aryl imines derived from acetophenones by using Ru-pybox complexes under hydrogenation or transfer hydrogenation conditions in isopropanol.

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    Menéndez-Pedregal, Estefanía; Vaquero, Mónica; Lastra, Elena; Gamasa, Pilar; Pizzano, Antonio

    2015-01-07

    The asymmetric reduction of N-aryl imines derived from acetophenones by using Ru complexes bearing both a pybox (2,6-bis(oxazoline)pyridine) and a monodentate phosphite ligand has been described. The catalysts show good activity with a diverse range of substrates, and deliver the amine products in very high levels of enantioselectivity (up to 99 %) under both hydrogenation and transfer hydrogenation conditions in isopropanol. From deuteration studies, a very different labeling is observed under hydrogenation and transfer hydrogenation conditions, which demonstrates the different nature of the hydrogen source in both reactions. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Racemic but tropos (chirally flexible) BIPHEP ligands for Rh(I)-complexes: highly enantioselective ene-type cyclization of 1,6-enynes.

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    Mikami, Koichi; Kataoka, Shohei; Yusa, Yukinori; Aikawa, Kohsuke

    2004-10-14

    [reaction: see text] The tropos (chirally flexible) or atropos (chirally rigid) nature of BIPHEP-Rh complexes at room temperature critically depends on the amines complexed. The aliphatic DPEN complex is atropos, whereas the aromatic DABN complex is tropos. BIPHEP-Rh chirality can thus be controlled by DABN at room temperature. The amine-free BIPHEP-Rh complex is tropos. At 5 degrees C, even amine-free BIPHEP-Rh complexes are atropos and hence can be used as enantiopure catalysts to give high enantioselectivity in ene-type cyclization of 1,6-enynes.

  1. Enantioselective Synthesis of (+)-Majusculone

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    Taber, Douglass F.; Sikkander, M. Inthikhab; Storck, Pierre H.

    2011-01-01

    The first enantioselective synthesis of a chamigrane sesquiterpene, (+)-majusculone, has been completed. The quaternary center was generated asymmetrically by alkylidene carbene insertion, with retention of absolute configuration, from a diastereomerically pure ketal. PMID:17447815

  2. Highly enantioselective Michael addition of cyclohexanone to nitroolefins catalyzed by pyrrolidine-based bifunctional benzoylthiourea in water.

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    Wang, Zhen-Yu; Ban, Shu-Rong; Yang, Meng-Chen; Li, Qing-Shan

    2016-11-01

    Organocatalysis and aqueous reactions are identified as the focus of the greening of chemistry. Combining these two strategies effectively remains an interesting challenge in organic synthesis. Herein, we used pyrrolidine-based benzoylthiourea 1c to catalyze the asymmetric Michael addition of cyclohexanone to various nitroolefins in water to afford the corresponding compounds in moderate to good yields, and with excellent diastereoselectivities (up to >99:1 dr) and enantioselectivities (up to 99% ee).

  3. Coumarin-based chiral fluorescence sensor incorporating a thiourea unit for highly enantioselective recognition of N-Boc-protected proline.

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    Xing, Zhitao; Fu, Yong; Zhou, Jiecong; Zhu, Chengjian; Cheng, Yixiang

    2012-05-28

    New coumarin-based chiral thiourea sensor 1 was found to be an enantioselective fluorescent chemosensor for N-Boc-protected proline. The chiral sensor shows lower background fluorescence, and higher fluorescence enhancement with 18 nm blue shifts. Job plot analysis result indicates that sensor 1 can form a 1 : 1 stoichiometric complex and it could be used as a fluorescence sensor for the determination of enantiomer composition of N-Boc-protected proline.

  4. Synthesis of Virtually Enantiopure Aminodiols with Three Adjacent Stereogenic Centers by Epoxidation and Ring-Opening

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    Luo, Lan

    2015-01-01

    A virtually complete enantioselective synthesis of 3-amino-1,2-diols with three consecutive stereocenters was accomplished by a sequential cascade of two kinetic resolutions, which features a Sharpless or Hafnium-catalyzed asymmetric epoxidation and a subsequent W-catalyzed aminolysis. Enantiopure products with up to > 99.9 % ee and > 99.9:0.1 dr were obtained and could serve as potential building blocks for pharmaceutical or biological significant molecules. PMID:26440919

  5. A green chemistry approach to a more efficient asymmetric catalyst: solvent-free and highly concentrated alkyl additions to ketones.

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    Jeon, Sang-Jin; Li, Hongmei; Walsh, Patrick J

    2005-11-30

    There is a great demand for development of catalyst systems that are not only efficient and highly enantioselective but are also environmentally benign. Herein we report investigations into the catalytic asymmetric addition of alkyl and functionalized alkyl groups to ketones under highly concentrated and solvent-free conditions. In comparison with standard reaction conditions employing toluene and hexanes, the solvent-free and highly concentrated conditions permit reduction in catalyst loading by a factor of 2- to 40-fold. These new conditions are general and applicable to a variety of ketones and dialkylzinc reagents to provide diverse tertiary alcohols with high enantioselectivities. Using cyclic conjugated enones, we have performed a tandem asymmetric addition/diastereoselective epoxidation using the solvent-free addition conditions followed by introduction of a 5.5 M decane solution of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) to generate epoxy alcohols. This one-pot procedure allows access to syn epoxy alcohols with three contiguous stereocenters with excellent enantio- and diastereoselectivities and high yields. Both the solvent-free asymmetric additions and asymmetric addition/diastereoselective epoxidation reactions have been conducted on larger scale (5 g substrate) with 0.5 mol % catalyst loadings. In these procedures, enantioselectivities equal to or better than 92% were obtained with isolated yields of 90%. The solvent-free and highly concentrated conditions are a significant improvement over previous solvent-based protocols. Further, this chemistry represents a rare example of a catalytic asymmetric reaction that is highly enantioselective under more environmentally friendly solvent-free conditions.

  6. Highly enantioselective direct vinylogous Michael addition of γ-butenolide to enals.

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    Quintard, Adrien; Lefranc, Alice; Alexakis, Alexandre

    2011-03-18

    An unprecedented and simple direct vinylogous addition of deconjugated butenolide to enals has been developed in excellent stereoselectivities (>95% ee), with Aminal-PYrrolidine (APY) catalyst. This methodology allows for the efficient preparation of complex γ-butenolide from readily available renewable resources. Furthermore, preliminary mechanistic investigations have allowed for the better understanding of the origin of both stereoselectivities and of the observed high reactivities.

  7. Enantioselective high performance liquid chromatography and supercritical fluid chromatography separation of spirocyclic terpenoid flavor compounds.

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    Schaffrath, Mathias; Weidmann, Verena; Maison, Wolfgang

    2014-10-10

    Chiral spirocyclic terpenoids are abundant natural flavors with significant impact particularly on the food industry. Chromatographic methods for analytical and preparative separation of these compounds are therefore of high interest to natural product chemists in academia and industry. Gas chromatography on chiral stationary phases is currently the standard method for the separation of volatile terpenoids, limiting the scale to analytical quantities. We report herein high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) protocols for the chiral separation of several racemic spirocyclic terpenoids such as the important flavors theaspirane and vitispirane. A screening of mobile phases and 16 commercially available chiral stationary phases (CSPs) largely based on polysaccharides led to identification of protocols for the separation of all terpenoids tested. SFC methods were found to be particularly useful for the separation of these spirocyclic flavors due to the volatility and low polarity of the compounds. The reported chiral HPLC and SFC protocols are scalable alternatives to gas chromatographic separations of volatile terpenoid flavors.

  8. Enantioselective Addition of Diethylzinc to Aldehydes Catalyzed by Chiral O,N,O-tridentate Phenol Ligands Derived From Camphor.

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    Lee, Dong-Sheng; Chang, Shu-Ming; Ho, Chun-Ying; Lu, Ta-Jung

    2016-01-01

    Chiral O,N,O-tridentate phenol ligands bearing a camphor backbone were found to be effective chiral catalysts for the enantioselective addition of diethylzinc to aromatic aldehydes, resulting in high enantioselectivities (80-95% ee) at room temperature.

  9. Enantioselective synthesis of 3-hydroxy oxindoles by ytterbium-catalysed decarboxylative addition of β-ketoacids to isatins.

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    Duan, Zhiqiang; Han, Jianlin; Qian, Ping; Zhang, Zirui; Wang, Yi; Pan, Yi

    2013-10-14

    A ytterbium(III)-indapybox catalysed enantioselective decarboxylative addition reaction of β-ketoacids to isatins is described. The biologically important 3-hydroxy oxindoles were obtained in high yields and excellent enantioselectivities.

  10. Polymerization of epoxidized triglycerides with fluorosulfonic acid

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    The use of triglycerides as agri-based renewable raw materials for the development of new products is highly desirable in view of uncertain future petroleum prices. A new method of polymerizing epoxidized soybean oil has been devised with the use of fluorosulfonic acid. Depending on the reaction con...

  11. Enantioselective determination of sotalol enantiomers in biological fluids using high-performance liquid chromatography.

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    Shimizu, T; Hiraoka, M; Nakanomyo, H

    1995-12-01

    A simple and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method for the determination of (+)-(S)-sotalol and (-)-(R)-sotalol in biological fluids was established. Following extraction with isopropyl alcohol from biological samples on a Sep-Pak C18 cartridge, the eluent was derivatized with 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-glucopyranosyl isothiocyanate (GITC). The diastereoisomeric derivates were resolved by HPLC with UV detection at 225 nm. Calibration was linear from 0.022 to 4.41 micrograms/ml in human plasma and from 0.22 to 88.2 micrograms/ml in human urine for both (+)-(S)- and (-)-(R)-sotalol. The lower limit of determination was 0.022 microgram/ml for plasma and 0.22 microgram/ml for urine. The within-day and day-to-day coefficients of variation were less than 7.5% for each enantiomer at 0.09 and 1.8 microgram/ml in plasma and at 0.44 and 4.4 micrograms/ml in urine. The method is also applicable to other biological specimens such as rat, mouse and rabbit plasma.

  12. Colorimetric assays for quantitative analysis and screening of epoxide hydrolase activity.

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    Cedrone, F; Bhatnagar, T; Baratti, Jacques C

    2005-12-01

    Focusing on directed evolution to tailor enzymes as usable biocatalysts for fine chemistry, we have studied in detail several colorimetric assays for quantitative analysis of epoxide hydrolase (EH) activity. In particular, two assays have been optimized to characterize variants issued from the directed evolution of the EH from Aspergillus niger. Assays described in this paper are sufficiently reliable for quantitative screening of EH activity in microtiter plates and are low cost alternatives to GC or MS analysis. Moreover, they are usable for various epoxides and not restricted to a type of substrate, such as those amenable to assay by UV absorbancy. They can be used to assay EH activity on any epoxide and to directly assay enantioselectivity when both (R) and (S) substrates are available. The advantages and drawbacks of these two methods to assay EH activity of a large number of natural samples are summarized.

  13. Enantioselective Olefin Metathesis with Cyclometalated Ruthenium Complexes

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    2015-01-01

    The success of enantioselective olefin metathesis relies on the design of enantioenriched alkylidene complexes capable of transferring stereochemical information from the catalyst structure to the reactants. Cyclometalation of the NHC ligand has proven to be a successful strategy to incorporate stereogenic atoms into the catalyst structure. Enantioenriched complexes incorporating this design element catalyze highly Z- and enantioselective asymmetric ring opening/cross metathesis (AROCM) of norbornenes and cyclobutenes, and the difference in ring strain between these two substrates leads to different propagating species in the catalytic cycle. Asymmetric ring closing metathesis (ARCM) of a challenging class of prochiral trienes has also been achieved. The extent of reversibility and effect of reaction setup was also explored. Finally, promising levels of enantioselectivity in an unprecedented Z-selective asymmetric cross metathesis (ACM) of a prochiral 1,4-diene was demonstrated. PMID:25137310

  14. Microbial production of epoxides

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    Clark, Thomas R.; Roberto, Francisco F.

    2003-06-10

    A method for microbial production of epoxides and other oxygenated products is disclosed. The method uses a biocatalyst of methanotrophic bacteria cultured in a biphasic medium containing a major amount of a non-aqueous polar solvent. Regeneration of reducing equivalents is carried out by using endogenous hydrogenase activity together with supplied hydrogen gas. This method is especially effective with gaseous substrates and cofactors that result in liquid products.

  15. Friction reducing properties and stability of epoxidized oleochemicals

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    We have studied the properties of epoxidized oleochemical methyl esters including epoxidized soybean oil, epoxidized methyl oleate, epoxidized methyl linoleate, and epoxidized methyl linolenate. We have compared these materials to a similar series of unmodified olefins. Several interesting trends ...

  16. Enantioselective, iridium-catalyzed monoallylation of ammonia.

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    Pouy, Mark J; Stanley, Levi M; Hartwig, John F

    2009-08-19

    Highly enantioselective, iridium-catalyzed monoallylations of ammonia are reported. These reactions occur with electron-neutral, -rich, and -poor cinnamyl carbonates, alkyl and trityloxy-substituted allylic carbonates, and dienyl carbonates in moderate to good yields and excellent enantioselectivities. This process is enabled by the use of an iridium catalyst that does not require a Lewis acid for activation and that is stable toward a large excess of ammonia. This selective formation of primary allylic amines allows for one-pot syntheses of heterodiallylamines and allylic amides that are not otherwise accessible via iridium-catalyzed allylic amination without the use of blocking groups and protective group manipulations.

  17. Enantioselective, Iridium-Catalyzed Monoallylation of Ammonia

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    Pouy, Mark J.; Stanley, Levi M.; Hartwig, John F.

    2009-01-01

    Highly enantioselective, iridium-catalyzed monoallylations of ammonia are reported. These reactions occur with electron-neutral, -rich, and -poor cinnamyl carbonates, alkyl and trityloxy-substituted allylic carbonates, and dienyl carbonates in moderate to good yields and excellent enantioselectivities. This process is enabled by the use of an iridium catalyst that does not require a Lewis acid for activation and that is stable toward a large excess of ammonia. This selective formation of primary allylic amines allows for one-pot syntheses of heterodiallylamines and allylic amides that are not otherwise accessible via iridium-catalyzed allylic amination without the use of blocking groups and protective group manipulations. PMID:19722644

  18. Enantioselective degradation of warfarin in soils.

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    Lao, Wenjian; Gan, Jay

    2012-01-01

    Environmental enantioselectivity information is important to fate assessment of chiral contaminants. Warfarin, a rodenticide and prescription medicine, is a chiral chemical but used in racemic form. Little is known about its enantioselective behavior in the environment. In this study, enantioselective degradation of warfarin in a turfgrass and a groundcover soils was examined in aerobic and ambient temperature conditions. An enantioselective analytical method was established using a novel triproline chiral stationary phase in high performance liquid chromatography. Unusual peak profile patterns, i.e., first peak (S(-)) broadening/second peak (R(+)) compression with hexane (0.1%TFA)/2-propanol (92/8, v/v) mobile phase, and first peak compression/second peak broadening with the (96/4, v/v) mobile phase, were observed in enantioseparation. This unique tunable peak property was leveraged in evaluating warfarin enantioselective degradation in two types of soil. Warfarin was extracted in high recovery from soil using methylene chloride after an aqueous phase basic-acidic conversion. No apparent degradation of warfarin was observed in the sterile turfgrass and groundcover soils during the 28 days incubation, while it showed quick degradation (half-life <7 days) in the nonsterile soils after a short lag period, suggesting warfarin degradation in the soils was mainly caused by micro-organisms. Limited enantioselectivity was found in the both soils, which was the R(+) enantiomer was preferentially degraded. The half-lives in turfgrass soil were 5.06 ± 0.13 and 5.97 ± 0.05 days, for the R(+) and the S(-) enantiomer, respectively. The corresponding values for the groundcover soil were 4.15 ± 0.11 and 4.47 ± 0.08 days. Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  19. Computational study of phosphatase activity in soluble epoxide hydrolase: high efficiency through a water bridge mediated proton shuttle.

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    De Vivo, Marco; Ensing, Bernd; Klein, Michael L

    2005-08-17

    Recently, a new branch of fatty acid metabolism has been opened by the novel phosphatase activity found in the N-terminal domain of the, hence bifunctional, soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). Importantly, this finding has also provided a new site for drug targeting in sEH's activity regulation. Classical MD and hybrid Car-Parrinello QM/MM calculations have been performed to investigate the reaction mechanism of the phosphoenzyme intermediate formation in the first step of the catalysis. The results support a concerted multi-event reaction mechanism: (1) a dissociative in-line nucleophilic substitution for the phosphoryl transfer reaction; (2) a double proton transfer involved in the formation of a good leaving group in the transition state. The presence of a water bridge in the substrate/enzyme complex allowed an efficient proton shuttle, showing its key role in speeding up the catalysis. The calculated free energy of the favored catalytic pathway is approximately 19 kcal/mol, in excellent agreement with experimental data.

  20. Multicomponent linchpin couplings. Reaction of dithiane anions with terminal epoxides, epichlorohydrin, and vinyl epoxides: efficient, rapid, and stereocontrolled assembly of advanced fragments for complex molecule synthesis.

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    Smith, Amos B; Pitram, Suresh M; Boldi, Armen M; Gaunt, Matthew J; Sfouggatakis, Chris; Moser, William H

    2003-11-26

    The development, application, and advantages of a one-flask multicomponent dithiane linchpin coupling protocol, over the more conventional stepwise addition of dithiane anions to electrophiles leading to the rapid, efficient, and stereocontrolled assembly of highly functionalized intermediates for complex molecule synthesis, are described. Competent electrophiles include terminal epoxides, epichlorohydrin, and vinyl epoxides. High chemoselectivity can be achieved with epichlorohydrin and vinyl epoxides. For vinyl epoxides, the steric nature of the dithiane anion is critical; sterically unencumbered dithiane anions afford S(N)2 adducts, whereas encumbered anions lead primarily to SN2' adducts. Mechanistic studies demonstrate that the SN2' process occurs via syn addition to the vinyl epoxide. Integration of the multicomponent tactic with epichlorohydrin and vinyl epoxides permits the higher-order union of four and five components.

  1. Thiourea-Catalyzed Enantioselective Cyanosilylation of Ketones

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    Fuerst, Douglas E.; Jacobsen, Eric N.

    2011-01-01

    The new chiral amino thiourea catalyst 3d promotes the highly enantioselective cyanosilylation of a wide variety of ketones. The hindered tertiary amine substituent plays a crucial role both with regard to stereoinduction and reactivity, suggesting a cooperative mechanism involving electrophile activation by thiourea and nucleophile activation by the amine. PMID:15969569

  2. Enantioselective total synthesis of (+)-salvileucalin B.

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    Levin, Sergiy; Nani, Roger R; Reisman, Sarah E

    2011-02-02

    An enantioselective total synthesis of the diterpenoid natural product (+)-salvileucalin B is reported. Key findings include a copper-catalyzed arene cyclopropanation reaction to provide the unusual norcaradiene core and a reversible retro-Claisen rearrangement of a highly functionalized norcaradiene intermediate.

  3. Enantioselective methodologies for the synthesis of spiro compounds.

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    Rios, Ramon

    2012-02-07

    The enantioselective synthesis of spirocycles has been a long time pursued dream for organic chemists. Since the first pioneering efforts of Tamao and coworkers in the enantioselective construction of spirosilanes, many efforts have been devoted to the development of new and promising asymmetric methodologies. Remarkably, with the advent of organocatalysis the number of methodologies has been highly increased. The aim of this tutorial review is to summarize the last trends and developments reported in the literature in the enantioselective synthesis of spirocompounds. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2012

  4. Simultaneous enantioselective determination of phenylpyrazole insecticide flufiprole and its chiral metabolite in paddy field ecosystem by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry.

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    Li, Jing; Zhang, Yuting; Cheng, Youpu; Yuan, Shankui; Liu, Lei; Shao, Hui; Li, Hui; Li, Na; Zhao, Pengyue; Guo, Yongze

    2016-03-20

    A novel and sensitive ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous enantioselective determination of flufiprole and its hydrolysis metabolite in paddy field ecosystem. The separation and determination were performed using reversed-phase chromatography on a novel cellulose chiral stationary phase, a Lux Cellulose-4 (150 mm × 2.0 mm) column, under isocratic conditions at 0.25 mL/min flow rate. The effects of other four different polysaccharide-based chiral stationary phases (CSPs) on the separation and simultaneous enantioseparation of the two target compounds were also evaluated. The elution orders of the eluting enantiomers were identified by an optical rotation detector. Modified QuEChERS (acronym for Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) method and solid-phase extraction (SPE) were used for the enrichment and cleanup of paddy water, rice straw, brown rice and paddy soil samples, respectively. Parameters including the matrix effect, linearity, precision, accuracy and stability were evaluated. Under the optimal conditions, the mean recoveries for all enantiomers from the above four sample matrix were ranged from 83.6% to 107%, with relative standard deviations (RSD) in the range of 1.0-5.8%. Coefficients of determination R(2)≥0.998 were achieved for each enantiomer in paddy water, rice straw, brown rice and paddy soil matrix calibration curves within the range of 5-500 μg/kg. The limits of quantification (LOQ) for all stereoisomers in the above four matrices were all below 2.0 μg/kg. The methodology was successfully applied for simultaneously enantioselective analysis of flufiprole enantiomers and their chiral metabolite in the real samples, indicating its efficacy in investigating the environmental stereochemistry of flufiprole in paddy field ecosystem.

  5. Ring-expanding olefin metathesis: a route to highly active unsymmetrical macrocyclic oligomeric co-salen catalysts for the hydrolytic kinetic resolution of epoxides.

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    Zheng, Xiaolai; Jones, Christopher W; Weck, Marcus

    2007-02-07

    In the presence of the third generation Grubbs catalyst, the ring-expanding olefin metathesis of a monocyclooct-4-en-1-yl functionalized salen ligand and the corresponding Co(II)(salen) complex at low monomer concentrations results in the exclusive formation of macrocyclic oligomeric structures with the salen moieties being attached in an unsymmetrical, flexible, pendent manner. The TOF-MALDI mass spectrometry reveals that the resulting macrocyclic oligomers consist predominantly of dimeric to tetrameric species, with detectable traces of higher homologues up to a decamer. Upon activation under aerobic and acidic conditions, these Co(salen) macrocycles exhibit extremely high reactivities and selectivities in the hydrolytic kinetic resolution (HKR) of a variety of racemic terminal epoxides under neat conditions with very low catalyst loadings. The excellent catalytic properties can be explained in terms of the new catalyst's appealing structural features, namely, the flexible oligomer backbone, the unsymmetrical pendent immobilization motif of the catalytic sites, and the high local concentration of Co(salen) species resulting from the macrocyclic framework. This ring-expanding olefin metathesis is suggested to be a simple way to prepare tethered metal complexes that are endowed with key features--(i) a high local concentration of metal complexes and (ii) a flexible, single point of attachment to the support--that facilitate rapid and efficient catalysis when a bimetallic transition state is required.

  6. Highly sensitive and rapid profiling method for carotenoids and their epoxidized products using supercritical fluid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry.

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    Matsubara, Atsuki; Uchikata, Takato; Shinohara, Masakazu; Nishiumi, Shin; Yoshida, Masaru; Fukusaki, Eiichiro; Bamba, Takeshi

    2012-06-01

    Epoxy carotenoids, which are products of carotenoid oxidation, are potential oxidative stress markers. However, it is difficult to profile epoxy carotenoids owing to their small amount and difficulty in their separation from hydroxy carotenoids. In this study, a high-performance analytical system based on supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) was developed for the simultaneous analysis of carotenoids and epoxy carotenoids. SFC is an effective separation technique for hydrophobic compounds, by which major carotenoids in human serum and their epoxidation products can be analyzed within 20 min. The use of MS/MS increased the sensitivity; the detection limit for each carotenoid was of the sub-fmol order. When the constructed method was applied to biological samples such as human serum and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the precise detection of the target carotenoids was disturbed by several isomers. However, highly selective detection of epoxy carotenoids was performed by targeting product ions that were generated with a structure-specific neutral loss of 80Da. Furthermore, the sample volume needed for the analysis was only 0.1ml for the serum, indicating the efficiency of this system in performing small-scale analyses. Using the analytical system developed in this study, highly sensitive and selective analysis of epoxy carotenoids could be performed in a short time. These features show the usefulness of this system in application to screening analysis of carotenoid profiles that are easily modified by oxidative stress.

  7. Enantioselective Dearomative [3+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Benzothiazoles.

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    Wang, Dong-Chao; Xie, Ming-Sheng; Guo, Hai-Ming; Qu, Gui-Rong; Zhang, Meng-Cheng; You, Shu-Li

    2016-11-02

    A highly enantioselective dearomative [3+2] cycloaddition of benzothiazole has been successfully developed. A wide range of benzothiazoles and cyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxylates are suitable substrates for this reaction. The desired hydropyrrolo[2,1-b]thiazole compounds were obtained in excellent enantioselectivity and yields (up to 97 % ee and 97 % yield). With the same catalytic system, a highly efficient kinetic resolution of 2-substituted cyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxylates was also realized.

  8. Salen promoted enantioselective Nazarov cyclizations of activated and unactivated dienones.

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    Hutson, Gerri E; Türkmen, Yunus E; Rawal, Viresh H

    2013-04-03

    A novel class of chiral 5,5'-di(2,4,6-trialkyl)aryl salen-metal complexes have been developed and shown to catalyze highly enantioselective Nazarov cyclization reactions, giving rise to cyclopentenoids in 90:10-98:2 er. Significantly, the catalysts also promote, for the first time, highly enantioselective Nazarov reactions of "unactivated" dienones, producing hydrindenone products having in place three contiguous chiral centers.

  9. Enantioselective Michael Addition of Water

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    Chen, Bi-Shuang; Resch, Verena; Otten, Linda G; Hanefeld, Ulf

    2015-01-01

    The enantioselective Michael addition using water as both nucleophile and solvent has to date proved beyond the ability of synthetic chemists. Herein, the direct, enantioselective Michael addition of water in water to prepare important β-hydroxy carbonyl compounds using whole cells of Rhodococcus strains is described. Good yields and excellent enantioselectivities were achieved with this method. Deuterium labeling studies demonstrate that a Michael hydratase catalyzes the water addition exclusively with anti-stereochemistry. PMID:25529526

  10. Enantioselective Hydroaminomethylation of Olefins Enabled by Rh/Brønsted Acid Relay Catalysis.

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    Meng, Jing; Li, Xing-Han; Han, Zhi-Yong

    2017-03-03

    Herein, by employing a rhodium catalyst with a commercial ligand and a phosphoric acid catalyst, highly chemo-, regio-, and enantioselective hydroaminomethylation of olefins is realized through a relay catalytic hydroformylation/dynamic kinetic reductive amination process. The method features mild conditions (1 bar of syngas, room temperature in most cases), high yields (up to 99%), and high enantioselectivities (up to >99.5:0.5 er). Besides styrenes, acrylamides also provided the products with high yields and enantioselectivities. Aliphatic alkenes and vinyl esters are also applicable for the current method, albeit lower yields and enantioselectivities were obtained.

  11. Enantioselective synthesis of cis-decalins using organocatalysis and sulfonyl Nazarov reagents.

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    Peña, Javier; Silveira-Dorta, Gastón; Moro, Rosalina F; Garrido, Narciso M; Marcos, Isidro S; Sanz, Francisca; Díez, David

    2015-04-10

    The first organocatalytic synthesis of cis-decalins using sulfonyl Nazarov reagents is reported. The Jørgensen's catalyst directs this highly enantioselective synthesis using different cyclohexenal derivatives.

  12. Asymmetric catalysis with water: efficient kinetic resolution of terminal epoxides by means of catalytic hydrolysis.

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    Tokunaga, M; Larrow, J F; Kakiuchi, F; Jacobsen, E N

    1997-08-15

    Epoxides are versatile building blocks for organic synthesis. However, terminal epoxides are arguably the most important subclass of these compounds, and no general and practical method exists for their production in enantiomerically pure form. Terminal epoxides are available very inexpensively as racemic mixtures, and kinetic resolution is an attractive strategy for the production of optically active epoxides, given an economical and operationally simple method. Readily accessible synthetic catalysts (chiral cobalt-based salen complexes) have been used for the efficient asymmetric hydrolysis of terminal epoxides. This process uses water as the only reagent, no added solvent, and low loadings of a recyclable catalyst (<0.5 mole percent), and it affords highly valuable terminal epoxides and 1, 2-diols in high yield with high enantiomeric enrichment.

  13. Identification and characterization of a new epoxide hydrolase from mouse liver microsomes.

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    Guenthner, T M; Oesch, F

    1983-12-25

    A new microsomal epoxide hydrolase (mEH2) has been identified and characterized. This enzyme has properties which distinguish it from previously described cytosolic (cEH) or membrane-bound (mEH1) epoxide hydrolases. The enzyme is an integral microsomal protein which is not dissociated from the membrane by repeated washing, high ionic strength salt, or chaotropic agent solutions, or by sonication. It is very different from the normally described microsomal epoxide hydrolase (mEH1) as shown by its different substrate specificity and kinetic properties and by immunological criteria. In contrast to the hitherto described microsomal epoxide hydrolase, mEH1, the new enzyme effectively catalyzes the hydration of transdisubstituted oxiranes such as trans-stilbene oxide and trans-beta-ethyl styrene oxide and has no appreciable activity toward benzo(a)pyrene 4,5-oxide. It is also structurally distinct, in that it does not cross-react with antibodies raised against the normally described microsomal epoxide hydrolase mEH1. This newly described microsomal epoxide hydrolase probably represents an important factor in the control of reactive epoxides; its location in the membrane ensures access to lipophilic epoxides generated by membrane-bound monooxygenases, and its substrate specificity is such that it can hydrolyze epoxides poorly metabolized by the previously described microsomal epoxide hydrolase.

  14. A computational study of acid catalyzed aerosol reactions of atmospherically relevant epoxides.

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    Piletic, Ivan R; Edney, Edward O; Bartolotti, Libero J

    2013-11-07

    Epoxides are important intermediates of atmospheric isoprene oxidation. Their subsequent reactions in the particle phase lead to the production of organic compounds detected in ambient aerosols. We apply density functional theory to determine the important kinetic factors that drive epoxide reactions in the particle phase. Specifically, the importance of acid catalysis and solvent polarity are investigated using a variety of epoxides and nucleophiles. The condensed phase is modeled using molecular clusters immersed in a dielectric continuum and a majority of the calculations are performed with the M062x density functional and the 6-311++G** basis set. Calculations of acid catalyzed epoxide hydrolysis transition states for simple primary, secondary and tertiary epoxides are consistent with an A-2 mechanism where the nucleophile (water) interacts with an epoxide carbon in the transition state. By applying transition state theory to this mechanism, the overall rate constants of epoxide reactions such as hydrolysis, organosulfate formation, organonitrate formation and oligomerization are determined. The calculations indicate that the acid catalyzed hydrolysis rate constant of 2-methyl-2,3-epoxybutane-1,4-diol (β-IEPOX--an isoprene epoxide produced under low NOx conditions) is approximately 30 times greater than 2-methyl-2,3-epoxypropanoic acid (MAE--methacrylic acid epoxide derived from isoprene and produced at high NOx concentrations). Furthermore, acid catalyzed organosulfate formation and epoxide oligomerization reactions are competitive and appear to be kinetically favorable over the hydrolysis of IEPOX.

  15. Modeling Epoxidation of Drug-like Molecules with a Deep Machine Learning Network

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    2015-01-01

    Drug toxicity is frequently caused by electrophilic reactive metabolites that covalently bind to proteins. Epoxides comprise a large class of three-membered cyclic ethers. These molecules are electrophilic and typically highly reactive due to ring tension and polarized carbon–oxygen bonds. Epoxides are metabolites often formed by cytochromes P450 acting on aromatic or double bonds. The specific location on a molecule that undergoes epoxidation is its site of epoxidation (SOE). Identifying a molecule’s SOE can aid in interpreting adverse events related to reactive metabolites and direct modification to prevent epoxidation for safer drugs. This study utilized a database of 702 epoxidation reactions to build a model that accurately predicted sites of epoxidation. The foundation for this model was an algorithm originally designed to model sites of cytochromes P450 metabolism (called XenoSite) that was recently applied to model the intrinsic reactivity of diverse molecules with glutathione. This modeling algorithm systematically and quantitatively summarizes the knowledge from hundreds of epoxidation reactions with a deep convolution network. This network makes predictions at both an atom and molecule level. The final epoxidation model constructed with this approach identified SOEs with 94.9% area under the curve (AUC) performance and separated epoxidized and non-epoxidized molecules with 79.3% AUC. Moreover, within epoxidized molecules, the model separated aromatic or double bond SOEs from all other aromatic or double bonds with AUCs of 92.5% and 95.1%, respectively. Finally, the model separated SOEs from sites of sp2 hydroxylation with 83.2% AUC. Our model is the first of its kind and may be useful for the development of safer drugs. The epoxidation model is available at http://swami.wustl.edu/xenosite. PMID:27162970

  16. Modeling Epoxidation of Drug-like Molecules with a Deep Machine Learning Network.

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    Hughes, Tyler B; Miller, Grover P; Swamidass, S Joshua

    2015-07-22

    Drug toxicity is frequently caused by electrophilic reactive metabolites that covalently bind to proteins. Epoxides comprise a large class of three-membered cyclic ethers. These molecules are electrophilic and typically highly reactive due to ring tension and polarized carbon-oxygen bonds. Epoxides are metabolites often formed by cytochromes P450 acting on aromatic or double bonds. The specific location on a molecule that undergoes epoxidation is its site of epoxidation (SOE). Identifying a molecule's SOE can aid in interpreting adverse events related to reactive metabolites and direct modification to prevent epoxidation for safer drugs. This study utilized a database of 702 epoxidation reactions to build a model that accurately predicted sites of epoxidation. The foundation for this model was an algorithm originally designed to model sites of cytochromes P450 metabolism (called XenoSite) that was recently applied to model the intrinsic reactivity of diverse molecules with glutathione. This modeling algorithm systematically and quantitatively summarizes the knowledge from hundreds of epoxidation reactions with a deep convolution network. This network makes predictions at both an atom and molecule level. The final epoxidation model constructed with this approach identified SOEs with 94.9% area under the curve (AUC) performance and separated epoxidized and non-epoxidized molecules with 79.3% AUC. Moreover, within epoxidized molecules, the model separated aromatic or double bond SOEs from all other aromatic or double bonds with AUCs of 92.5% and 95.1%, respectively. Finally, the model separated SOEs from sites of sp(2) hydroxylation with 83.2% AUC. Our model is the first of its kind and may be useful for the development of safer drugs. The epoxidation model is available at http://swami.wustl.edu/xenosite.

  17. Synthesis and reactivity of coumarin 3,4-epoxide.

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    Born, S L; Rodriguez, P A; Eddy, C L; Lehman-McKeeman, L D

    1997-11-01

    Coumarin is used widely as a fragrance constituent and is administered clinically in the treatment of certain lymphedemas and malignancies. Although toxicity occurs only rarely in humans treated clinically with high-dose coumarin, it is well established that coumarin is hepatotoxic in the rat. This species difference in susceptibility to toxicity reflects the disparate metabolic processes occurring in humans and rodents. In humans, coumarin is converted extensively via cytochrome P450 2A6 to the nontoxic 7-hydroxycoumarin metabolite. In contrast, coumarin 3,4-epoxidation is thought to predominate in rodent species, resulting in the formation of several potentially toxic metabolites. Coumarin epoxide is thought to be highly unstable and has not been isolated synthetically or as a microsomal product. To address this issue, coumarin 3,4-epoxide was synthesized, and its stability and fate have been determined. Coumarin 3,4-epoxide was prepared by reacting coumarin with dimethyldioxirane. The epoxide was stable in organic solvents and survived conditions required for analysis by gas chromotography. Its structure was confirmed via 1H-NMR and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry-infrared spectroscopy (GC-MS-IR). In contrast, coumarin 3,4-epoxide was unstable in aqueous solution, converting within 20 sec to a ring-opened compound. Using GC-MS-IR analysis, the single coumarin 3,4-epoxide product was identified as o-hydroxyphenylacetaldehyde (o-HPA). Although other investigators have suggested that 3-hydroxycoumarin is an intermediate in o-HPA formation from coumarin 3,4-epoxide, we have demonstrated that 3-hydroxycoumarin, incubated in an aqueous system or with liver microsomal proteins, does not form o-HPA. Thus, the results of the present work establish that coumarin 3,4-epoxide can be synthesized and that o-HPA, which has previously been shown to be a prominent coumarin metabolite in rat liver microsomal incubations, is formed directly from coumarin 3,4-epoxide. These

  18. Thioether-triphenolate bimetallic iron(III) complexes as robust and highly efficient catalysts for cycloaddition of carbon dioxide to epoxides.

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    Buonerba, Antonio; Della Monica, Francesco; De Nisi, Assunta; Luciano, Ermanno; Milione, Stefano; Grassi, Alfonso; Capacchione, Carmine; Rieger, Bernhard

    2015-01-01

    The selective and effective synthesis of organic carbonates under mild conditions, starting from carbon dioxide and oxiranes, catalyzed by metal complexes is currently a focus of interest for both industrial and academic researchers. We recently developed a novel thioether-triphenolate iron(III) catalyst (Ct-BU) that has proven to be highly active for the coupling of CO2 with epoxides, resulting in cyclic organic carbonates under solvent-free conditions. In the current work, the properties of this novel class of catalysts were extensively investigated. In particular, the steric properties of the ligand were modulated by changing the substituents of the aromatic rings in order to obtain a deeper knowledge of the relationship between the complex structure and catalytic performance/selectivity for these iron complexes. Notably, the less steric demanding iron(III) CH complex synthesized shows, when activated by n-tetrabutylammonium bromide, an impressive turnover frequency (TOF) of 3800 h(-1) for the formation of propylene carbonate and glycerol carbonate which are, by far, the highest reported for an iron based catalyst and compares well with the most active catalyst based on other metals.

  19. Highly Concentrated Catalytic Asymmetric Allylation of Ketones

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    Wooten, Alfred J.; Kim, Jeung Gon; Walsh, Patrick J.

    2008-01-01

    We report the catalytic asymmetric allylation of ketones under highly concentrated reaction conditions with a catalyst generated from titanium tetraisopropoxide and BINOL (1:2 ratio) in the presence of isopropanol. This catalyst promotes the addition of tetraallylstannane to a variety of ketones to produce tertiary homoallylic alcohols in excellent yield (80–99%) with high enantioselectivities (79–95%). The resulting homoallylic alcohols can also be epoxidized in situ using tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) to afford cyclic epoxy alcohols in high yield (84–87%). PMID:17249767

  20. Highly concentrated catalytic asymmetric allylation of ketones.

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    Wooten, Alfred J; Kim, Jeung Gon; Walsh, Patrick J

    2007-02-01

    [reaction: see text] We report the catalytic asymmetric allylation of ketones under highly concentrated reaction conditions with a catalyst generated from titanium tetraisopropoxide and BINOL (1:2 ratio) in the presence of isopropanol. This catalyst promotes the addition of tetraallylstannane to a variety of ketones to produce tertiary homoallylic alcohols in excellent yield (80-99%) with high enantioselectivities (79-95%). The resulting homoallylic alcohols can also be epoxidized in situ using tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) to afford cyclic epoxy alcohols in high yield (84-87%).

  1. Cloning and characterization of three epoxide hydrolases from a marine bacterium, Erythrobacter litoralis HTCC2594.

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    Woo, Jung-Hee; Hwang, Young-Ok; Kang, Sung Gyun; Lee, Hyun Sook; Cho, Jang-Cheon; Kim, Sang-Jin

    2007-08-01

    Previously, we reported that ten strains belonging to Erythrobacter showed epoxide hydrolase (EHase) activities toward various epoxide substrates. Three genes encoding putative EHases were identified by analyzing open reading frames of Erythrobacter litoralis HTCC2594. Despite low similarities to reported EHases, the phylogenetic analysis of the three genes showed that eeh1 was similar to microsomal EHase, while eeh2 and eeh3 could be grouped with soluble EHases. The three EHase genes were cloned, and the recombinant proteins (rEEH1, rEEH2, and rEEH3) were purified. The functionality of purified proteins was proved by hydrolytic activities toward styrene oxide. EEH1 preferentially hydrolyzed (R)-styrene oxide, whereas EEH3 preferred to hydrolyze (S)-styrene oxide, representing enantioselective hydrolysis of styrene oxide. On the other hand, EEH2 could hydrolyze (R)- and (S)-styrene oxide at an equal rate. The optimal pH and temperature for the EHases occurred largely at neutral pHs and 40-55 degrees C. The substrate selectivity of rEEH1, rEEH2, and rEEH3 toward various epoxide substrates were also investigated. This is the first representation that a strict marine microorganism possessed three EHases with different enantioselectivity toward styrene oxide.

  2. Direct Epoxidation of Propylene over Stabilized Cu+ Surface Sites on Ti Modified Cu2O

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    Yang, X.; Kattel, S.; Xiong, K.; ...

    2015-07-17

    Direct propylene epoxidation by O2 is a challenging reaction because of the strong tendency for complete combustion. Results from the current study demonstrate the feasibility to tune the epoxidation selectivity by generating highly dispersed and stabilized Cu+ active sites in a TiCuOx mixed oxide. The TiCuOx surface anchors the key surface intermediate, oxametallacycle, leading to higher selectivity for epoxidation of propylene.

  3. Enantioselective synthesis of AG-041R by using N-heteroarenesulfonyl cinchona alkaloid amides as organocatalysts.

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    Hara, Noriyuki; Nakamura, Shuichi; Sano, Masahide; Tamura, Ryota; Funahashi, Yasuhiro; Shibata, Norio

    2012-07-23

    The organocatalytic enantioselective decarboxylative addition of malonic acid half thioesters to ketimines derived from isatins by using N-heteroarenesulfonyl cinchona alkaloid amides afforded products with high enantioselectivity. The products could be converted into optically active AG-041R. X-ray crystallographic analysis revealed that the hydrogen bonding between the sulfonimide proton and the 8-quinolyl nitrogen atom plays an important role in exerting the enantioselectivity of the reaction.

  4. Enantioselective Hydroformylation of Aniline Derivatives

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    Joe, Candice L.; Tan, Kian L.

    2011-01-01

    We have developed a ligand that reversibly binds to aniline substrates allowing for the control of regioselectivity and enantioselectivity in hydroformylation. In this paper we address how the electronics of the aniline ring affect both binding of the substrate to the ligand and the enantioselectivity in this reaction. PMID:21842847

  5. Chiral magnesium(II) binaphtholates as cooperative Brønsted/Lewis acid-base catalysts for the highly enantioselective addition of phosphorus nucleophiles to α,β-unsaturated esters and ketones.

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    Hatano, Manabu; Horibe, Takahiro; Ishihara, Kazuaki

    2013-04-22

    A little cooperation goes a long way: The cooperative Brønsted/Lewis acid-base supramolecular catalysts formed in situ from simple chiral magnesium(II) binaphtholate aqua complexes promoted the highly enantioselective 1,4-hydrophosphinylation of α,β-unsaturated esters with diaryl phosphine oxides and 1,2-hydrophosphonylation of α,β-unsaturated ketones with dialkyl phosphites (see scheme).

  6. Visible light-mediated oxidative quenching reaction to electron-rich epoxides: highly regioselective synthesis of α-bromo (di)ketones and mechanism study.

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    Guo, Lin; Yang, Chao; Zheng, Lewei; Xia, Wujiong

    2013-09-21

    A novel and simple procedure was developed for the regioselective synthesis of α-bromo (di)ketones from electron-rich epoxides via visible light photoredox catalysis. Through optimization of solvent and light source, the reaction can be rapidly achieved under mild conditions. Moreover, the possible reaction mechanism was proposed and further supported by control experiments.

  7. Enantioselective aldol reactions with masked fluoroacetates

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    Saadi, Jakub; Wennemers, Helma

    2016-03-01

    Despite the growing importance of organofluorines as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, the stereoselective introduction of fluorine into many prominent classes of natural products and chemotherapeutic agents is difficult. One long-standing unsolved challenge is the enantioselective aldol reaction of fluoroacetate to enable access to fluorinated analogues of medicinally relevant acetate-derived compounds, such as polyketides and statins. Herein we present fluoromalonic acid halfthioesters as biomimetic surrogates of fluoroacetate and demonstrate their use in highly stereoselective aldol reactions that proceed under mild organocatalytic conditions. We also show that the methodology can be extended to formal aldol reactions with fluoroacetaldehyde and consecutive aldol reactions. The synthetic utility of the fluorinated aldol products is illustrated by the synthesis of a fluorinated derivative of the top-selling drug atorvastatin. The results show the prospects of the method for the enantioselective introduction of fluoroacetate to access a wide variety of highly functionalized fluorinated compounds.

  8. Palladium-Catalyzed, Enantioselective Heine Reaction

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    2016-01-01

    Aziridines are important synthetic intermediates for the generation of nitrogen-containing molecules. N-Acylaziridines undergo rearrangement by ring expansion to produce oxazolines, a process known as the Heine reaction. The first catalytic, enantioselective Heine reaction is reported for meso-N-acylaziridines where a palladium(II)–diphosphine complex is employed. The highly enantioenriched oxazoline products are valuable organic synthons and potential ligands for transition-metal catalysis. PMID:27398262

  9. Palladium-Catalyzed, Enantioselective Heine Reaction.

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    Punk, Molly; Merkley, Charlotte; Kennedy, Katlyn; Morgan, Jeremy B

    2016-07-01

    Aziridines are important synthetic intermediates for the generation of nitrogen-containing molecules. N-Acylaziridines undergo rearrangement by ring expansion to produce oxazolines, a process known as the Heine reaction. The first catalytic, enantioselective Heine reaction is reported for meso-N-acylaziridines where a palladium(II)-diphosphine complex is employed. The highly enantioenriched oxazoline products are valuable organic synthons and potential ligands for transition-metal catalysis.

  10. Short, Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Chatancin**

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    Zhao, Yu-Ming

    2014-01-01

    An enantioselective total synthesis of the polycyclic diterpene chatancin (1), a potent PAF antagonist, is reported. Proceeding in seven steps from dihydrofarnesal, this synthetic route was designed to circumvent macrocyclization-based strategies to complex, cyclized cembranoids. The described synthesis requires only six chromatographic purifications, is high yielding, and avoids protecting group chemistry. An X-ray crystal structure of this fragile marine natural product was obtained. PMID:25470723

  11. Enantioselective hydrolysis of epichlorohydrin using whole Aspergillus niger ZJB-09173 cells in organic solvents.

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    Jin, Huo-Xi; Hu, Zhong-Ce; Zheng, Yu-Guo

    2012-09-01

    The enantioselective hydrolysis of racemic epichlorohydrin for the production of enantiopure (S)-epichlorohydrin using whole cells of Aspergillus niger ZJB-09173 in organic solvents was investigated. Cyclohexane was used as the reaction medium based on the excellent enantioselectivity of epoxide hydrolase from A. niger ZJB- 09173 in cyclohexane. However, cyclohexane had a negative effect on the stability of epoxide hydrolase from A. niger ZJB-09173. In the cyclohexane medium, substrate inhibition, rather than product inhibition of catalysis, was observed in the hydrolysis of racemic epichlorohydrin using A. niger ZJB-09173. The racemic epichlorohydrin concentration was markedly increased by continuous feeding of substrate without significant decline of the yield. Ultimately, 18.5% of (S)-epichlorohydrin with 98 percent enantiomeric excess from 153.6 mM of racemic epichlorohydrin was obtained by the dry cells of A. niger ZJB-09173, which was the highest substrate concentration in the production of enantiopure (S)-epichlorohydrin by epoxide hydrolases using an organic solvent medium among the known reports.

  12. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of 1,4-Dioxanes and Other Oxa-Heterocycles by Oxetane Desymmetrization.

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    Yang, Wen; Sun, Jianwei

    2016-01-26

    A new asymmetric synthesis of chiral 1,4-dioxanes and other oxa-heterocycles has been developed by means of organocatalytic enantioselective desymmetrization of oxetanes. This mild process proceeds with exceedingly high efficiency and enantioselectivity to establish the quaternary stereocenters. This method complements the existing, yet limited, strategies for the synthesis of these oxa-heterocycles.

  13. Enantioselective Friedel-Crafts Alkylation Reactions of 3-Substituted Indoles with Electron-Deficient Alkenes.

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    Weng, Jian-Quan; Fan, Ren-Jie; Deng, Qiao-Man; Liu, Ren-Rong; Gao, Jian-Rong; Jia, Yi-Xia

    2016-04-01

    Highly enantioselective Friedel-Crafts C2-alkylation reactions of 3-substituted indoles with α,β-unsaturated esters and nitroalkenes were developed using chiral Lewis acids as catalysts, which afforded chiral indole derivatives bearing C2-benzylic stereogenic centers in good to excellent yields (up to 99%) and enantioselectivities (up to 96% ee).

  14. Enantioselective [4 + 1] cycloaddition of ortho-quinone methides and bromomalonates under phase-transfer catalysis.

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    Lian, Xiao-Lei; Adili, Alafate; Liu, Bin; Tao, Zhong-Lin; Han, Zhi-Yong

    2017-05-03

    An enantioselective [4 + 1] cycloaddition reaction of ortho-quinone methides and bromomalonates using a quinine and BINOL derived phase-transfer catalyst is described. With high yields and enantioselectivities, the method provided a variety of optically active dihydrobenzofurans, which represent a valuable structural motif present in numerous naturally occurring and biologically active molecules.

  15. Enantioselective halocyclization using reagents tailored for chiral anion phase-transfer catalysis.

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    Wang, Yi-Ming; Wu, Jeffrey; Hoong, Christina; Rauniyar, Vivek; Toste, F Dean

    2012-08-08

    A chiral anion phase-transfer system for enantioselective halogenation is described. Highly insoluble, ionic reagents were developed as electrophilic bromine and iodine sources, and application of this system to o-anilidostyrenes afforded halogenated 4H-3,1-benzoxazines with excellent yield and enantioselectivity.

  16. Enantioselective synthesis of pyrazolone α-aminonitrile derivatives via an organocatalytic Strecker reaction.

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    Mahajan, Suruchi; Chauhan, Pankaj; Kaya, Uğur; Deckers, Kristina; Rissanen, Kari; Enders, Dieter

    2017-06-21

    A new organocatalytic enantioselective Strecker reaction of pyrazolone-derived ketimine electrophiles has been developed. Using pseudo-enantiomeric squaramide catalysts the nucleophilic 1,2-addition of trimethylsilyl cyanide to the ketimines efficiently provides a direct entry to both enantiomers of pyrazolone α-aminonitrile derivatives at will in good yields and high enantioselectivities for a wide variety of substrates.

  17. Catalytic, Enantioselective 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Nitrile Imines with Methyleneindolinones

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    Gerten, Anthony L.; Slade, Michael C.; Pugh, Kelsie M.

    2013-01-01

    Catalytic, enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of nitrile imines with methyleneindolinones are reported. The spiro[pyrazolin[3,3′-oxindole] products are formed in good yields (up to 98%) and high enantioselectivity (up to 99% ee). PMID:24132663

  18. Dual Catalysis in Enantioselective Oxidopyrylium-Based [5+2] Cycloadditions

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    Burns, Noah Z.; Witten, Michael R.; Jacobsen, Eric N.

    2011-01-01

    A new method is reported for effecting catalytic enantioselective intramolecular [5+2] cycloadditions based on oxidopyrylium intermediates. The dual catalyst system consists of a chiral primary aminothiourea and a second achiral thiourea. Experimental evidence points to a new type of cooperative catalysis with each species being necessary to generate a reactive pyrylium ion pair which undergoes subsequent cycloaddition with high enantioselectivity. PMID:21848300

  19. Enantioselective carbenoid insertion into C(sp3)–H bonds

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    Santiago, J V

    2016-01-01

    Summary The enantioselective carbenoid insertion into C(sp3)–H bonds is an important tool for the synthesis of complex molecules due to the high control of enantioselectivity in the formation of stereogenic centers. This paper presents a brief review of the early issues, related mechanistic studies and recent applications on this chemistry area. PMID:27340479

  20. Photopolymerizations of multicomponent epoxide and acrylate/epoxide hybrid systems for controlled kinetics and enhanced material properties

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    Eom, Ho Seop

    2011-12-01

    Cationic photopolymerization of multifunctional epoxides is very useful for efficient cure at room temperature and has been widely used in coatings and adhesives. Despite excellent properties of the final cured polymers, cationic photopolymerizations of epoxides have seen limited application due to slow reactions (relative to acrylates) and brittleness associated with a highly crosslinked, rigid network. To address these issues, two reaction systems were studied in this thesis: photoinitiated cationic copolymerizations of a cycloaliphatic diepoxide with epoxidized elastomers and acrylate/epoxide hybrid photopolymerizations. Oligomer/monomer structures, viscosity, compositions, and photoinitiator system were hypothesized to play important roles in controlling photopolymerizations of the epoxide-based mixtures. A fundamental understanding of the interplay between these variables for the chosen systems will provide comprehensive guidelines for the future development of photopolymerization systems comparable to the epoxide-based mixtures in this research. For diepoxide/oligomer mixtures, the observed overall enhancement in polymerization rate and ultimate conversion of the cycloaliphatic diepoxide was attributed to the activated monomer mechanism associated with hydroxyl terminal groups in the epoxidized oligomers. This enhancement increased with increasing oligomer content. The mixture viscosity influenced the initial reactivity of the diepoxide for oligomer content above 50 wt.%. Real-time consumption of internal epoxides in the oligomers was successfully determined using Raman spectroscopy. Initial reactivity and ultimate conversion of the internal epoxides decreased with increasing the diepoxide content. This trend was more pronounced for the oligomer containing low internal epoxide content. These results indicate that the reactivity of the hydroxyl groups is higher toward cationic active centers of the diepoxide than those of the internal epoxides in the oligomers

  1. Enantioselective Synthesis of Anti-β-Substituted γ,δ-Unsaturated Amino Acids: A Highly Selective Asymmetric Thio-Claisen Rearrangement

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    Liu, Zhihua; Qu, Hongchang; Gu, Xuyuan; Min, Byoung J.; Nyberg, Joel; Hruby, Victor J.

    2009-01-01

    A novel synthesis of optically active anti-1β-substituted γ,δ-unsaturated amino acids via a thio-Claisen rearrangement has been achieved. A 2,5-diphenylpyrrolidine was used as a C2-symmetric chiral auxiliary to control the stereochemistry, giving good yields and excellent diastereoselectivities and enantioselectivities. PMID:18702500

  2. Development of Catalysts and Ligands for Enantioselective Gold Catalysis

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    Wang, Yi-Ming; Lackner, Aaron D.; Toste, F. Dean

    2014-01-01

    CONSPECTUS The use of Au(I) complexes for the catalytic activation of C-C π-bonds has been the subject of intense investigation in the last decade or so. The facile formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds facilitated by gold naturally led to efforts to render these transformations enantioselective. Early examples of enantioselective gold-catalyzed transformations have focused on bis(phosphinegold) complexes derived from axially chiral scaffolds. Although these complexes were highly successful in some reactions like cyclopropanation, careful choice of the weakly coordinating ligand (or counterion) was needed to obtain high levels of enantioselectivity for the case of allene hydroamination. These counterion effects led us to use the anion itself as a source of chirality, which was successful in the case of allene hydroalkoxylation. In order to expand the scope of reactions amenable to enantioselective gold catalysis to cycloadditions and other carbocyclization processes, a new class of mononuclear phosphite and phosphoramidite ligands was developed to supplement the previously widely utilized phosphines. Finally carbene ligands, in particular, the acyclic diaminocarbenes, have also been successfully applied to enantioselective transformations. PMID:24228794

  3. Enantioselective direct aldol reactions catalyzed by l-prolinamide derivatives

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    Tang, Zhuo; Jiang, Fan; Cui, Xin; Gong, Liu-Zhu; Mi, Ai-Qiao; Jiang, Yao-Zhong; Wu, Yun-Dong

    2004-01-01

    l-Prolinamides 2, prepared from l-proline and simple aliphatic and aromatic amines, have been found to be active catalysts for the direct aldol reaction of 4-nitrobenzaldehyde with neat acetone at room temperature. They give moderate enantioselectivities of up to 46% enantiomeric excess (ee). The enantioselectivity increases as the amide N—H becomes a better hydrogen bond donor. l-Prolinamides 3, derived from the reaction of l-proline with α,β-hydroxyamines such that there is a terminal hydroxyl group, show more efficient catalysis and higher enantioselectivities. In particular, catalyst 3h, prepared from l-proline and (1S,2S)-diphenyl-2-aminoethanol, exhibits high enantioselectivities of up to 93% ee for aromatic aldehydes and up to >99% ee for aliphatic aldehydes under –25°C. Model reactions of benzaldehyde with three enamines derived from the condensation of prolinamides with acetone have been studied by quantum mechanics calculations. The calculations reveal that the amide N—H and the terminal hydroxyl groups form hydrogen bonds with the benzaldehyde substrate. These hydrogen bonds reduce the activation energy and cause high enantioselectivity. Our results suggest a new strategy in the design of new organic catalysts for direct asymmetric aldol reactions and related transformations. PMID:15079057

  4. Cr(Salen)-catalyzed addition of 1,3-dichloropropene to aromatic aldehydes. A simple access to optically active vinyl epoxides.

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    Bandini, M; Cozzi, P G; Melchiorre, P; Morganti, S; Umani-Ronchi, A

    2001-04-19

    [reaction: see text]. Chiral Cr(Salen) complex (1) prepared in situ from CrCl3 promotes the enantioselective addition of 1,3-dichloropropene to aromatic aldehydes in the presence of Mn as the stoichiometric reductant and Me3SiCl as a scavenger. The resulting 1,2-chlorohydrins obtained in good enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric excesses can be easily transformed into the corresponding chiral vinyl epoxides.

  5. Chemoselective and Enantioselective Oxidation of Indoles Employing Aspartyl Peptide Catalysts

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    Kolundzic, Filip; Noshi, Mohammad N.; Tjandra, Meiliana; Movassaghi, Mohammad; Miller, Scott J.

    2011-01-01

    Catalytic enantioselective indole oxidation is a process of particular relevance to the chemistry of complex alkaloids, as it has been implicated in their biosynthesis. In the context of synthetic methodology, catalytic enantioselective indole oxidation allows a rapid and biomimetic entry into several classes of alkaloid natural products. Despite this potentially high utility in the total synthesis, reports of catalytic enantioselective indole oxidation remain sparse. Here we report a highly chemoselective catalytic system for the indole oxidation that delivers 3-hydroxy-indolenines with good chemical yields and moderate to high levels of enantio- and diastereoselectivity (up to 95:5 er and up to 92:8 dr. These results represent, to our knowledge, the most selective values yet reported in the literature for catalytic asymmetric indole oxidation). Furthermore, the utility of enantioenriched hydroxy-indolenines in stereospecific rearrangements is demonstrated. PMID:21539386

  6. Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Reactions Using COP Catalysts.

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    Cannon, Jeffrey S; Overman, Larry E

    2016-10-18

    Allylic amides, amines, and esters are key synthetic building blocks. Their enantioselective syntheses under mild conditions is a continuing pursuit of organic synthesis methods development. One opportunity for the synthesis of these building blocks is by functionalization of prochiral double bonds using palladium(II) catalysis. In these reactions, nucleopalladation mediated by a chiral palladium(II) catalyst generates a new heteroatom-substituted chiral center. However, reactions where nucleopalladation occurs with antarafacial stereoselectivity are difficult to render enantioselective because of the challenge of transferring chiral ligand information across the square-planar palladium complex to the incoming nucleophile. In this Account, we describe the development and use of enantiopure palladium(II) catalysts of the COP (chiral cobalt oxazoline palladacyclic) family for the synthesis of enantioenriched products from starting materials derived from prochiral allylic alcohols. We begin with initial studies aimed at rendering catalyzed [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangements of allylic imidates enantioselective, which ultimately led to the identification of the significant utility of the COP family of Pd(II) catalysts. The first use of an enantioselective COP catalyst was reported by Richards' and our laboratories in 2003 for the enantioselective rearrangement of allylic N-arylimidates. Shortly thereafter, we discovered that the chloride-bridged COP dimer, [COP-Cl]2, was an excellent enantioselective catalyst for the rearrangement of (E)-allylic trichloroacetimidates to enantioenriched allylic trichloroacetamides, this conversion being the most widely used of the allylic imidate rearrangements. We then turn to discuss SN2' reactions catalyzed by the acetate-bridged COP dimer, [COP-OAc]2, which proceed by a unique mechanism to provide branched allylic esters and allylic phenyl ethers in high enantioselectivity. Furthermore, because of the unique nucleopalladation

  7. Synthesis and Tribological Studies of Branched Alcohol Derived Epoxidized Biodiesel

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    Ren, Qinggong; Pan, Jingjing; Zhou, Jie; Na, Yinna; Chen, Changle; Li, Weimin

    2015-01-01

    The optimization and kinetics of the ring-opening reaction of an epoxidized biodiesel (epoxidized rapeseed oil methyl ester) (EBD) with 2-ethyl hexanol (2-EH) were studied. The determined optimum conditions were 4:1 2-EH/oil molar ratio, 90 °C, 18 h, and 7 wt % of Amberlyst D001 (dry) catalyst; the product’s oxirane oxygen content was 0.081% with 38.32 mm2/s viscosity at 40 °C. The catalyst retained its high catalytic power after recycling five times. Furthermore, the determined non-catalyzed activation energy was 76 kJ·mol−1 and 54 kJ·mol−1 with the D001 resin catalyst. The product’s chemical structure was investigated through FT-IR and 1H NMR. The viscosity, flash point, pour point, and anti-wear properties of the product were improved compared with those of epoxidized biodiesel. PMID:28793587

  8. Reinforcing polymer composites with epoxide-grafted carbon nanotubes.

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    Wang, Shiren; Liang, Richard; Wang, Ben; Zhang, Chuck

    2008-02-27

    An in situ functionalization method was used to graft epoxide onto single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and improve the integration of SWNTs into epoxy polymer. The characterization results of Raman, FT-IR and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) validated the successful functionalization with epoxide. These functionalized SWNTs were used to fabricate nanocomposites, resulting in uniform dispersion and strong interfacial bonding. The mechanical test demonstrated that, with only 1 wt% loading of functionalized SWNTs, the tensile strength of nanocomposites was improved by 40%, and Young's modulus by 60%.These results suggested that efficient load transfer has been achieved through epoxide-grafting. This investigation provided an efficient way to improve the interfacial bonding of multifunctional high-performance nanocomposites for lightweight structure material applications.

  9. Microassay for ketamine and metabolites in plasma and serum based on enantioselective capillary electrophoresis with highly sulfated γ-cyclodextrin and electrokinetic analyte injection.

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    Theurillat, Regula; Sandbaumhüter, Friederike A; Bettschart-Wolfensberger, Regula; Thormann, Wolfgang

    2016-05-01

    For the assessment of stereoselective aspects of the metabolism of ketamine, an enantioselective CE-based microassay for determination of the stereoisomers of ketamine and three of its major metabolites in plasma and serum was developed. The assay is based on liquid/liquid extraction of the analytes of interest at alkaline pH from 0.05 mL plasma or serum followed by electrokinetic sample injection of the analytes from the extract across a buffer plug without chiral selector. Separation occurs cationically at normal polarity in a pH 3.0 phosphate buffer containing 0.66% of highly sulfated γ-cyclodextrin (HS-γ-CD). Key parameters for optimization are identified as being the amount of HS-γ-CD in the BGE, the length of the buffer plug and its concentration, the duration of electrokinetic injection, and the extraction medium. Diluted buffer in the plug is employed to ascertain sufficient analyte stacking due to a combination of field amplification and complexation. The newly developed microassay is robust (intraday and interday RSD < 5% and <9%, respectively) and well suited to determine enantiomer levels of ketamine and its metabolites down to 10 ng/mL. It is more sensitive, uses less plasma or serum, organic solvent, and analysis time compared to previous CE-based assays and was successfully applied to monitor ketamine, norketamine, 5,6-dehydronorketamine (DHNK), and 6-hydroxynorketamine (6HNK) stereoisomer levels in plasma of a Beagle dog that received a bolus of racemic ketamine or S-ketamine after sevoflurane anesthesia. The data suggest that the formation of DHNK and 6HNK occur stereoselectively. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Bifunctional nanocrystalline MgO for chiral epoxy ketones via Claisen-Schmidt condensation-asymmetric epoxidation reactions.

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    Choudary, Boyapati M; Kantam, Mannepalli L; Ranganath, Kalluri V S; Mahendar, Koosam; Sreedhar, Bojja

    2004-03-24

    Design and development of a truly nanobifunctional heterogeneous catalyst for the Claisen-Schmidt condensation (CSC) of benzaldehydes with acetophenones to yield chalcones quantitatively followed by asymmetric epoxidation (AE) to afford chiral epoxy ketones with moderate to good yields and impressive ee's is described. The nanomagnesium oxide (aerogel prepared) NAP-MgO was found to be superior over the NA-MgO and CM-MgO in terms of activity and enantioselectivity as applicable in these reactions. An elegant strategy for heterogenization of homogeneous catalysts is presented here to evolve single-site chiral catalysts for AE by a successful transfer of molecular chemistry to surface metal-organic chemistry with the retention of activity, selectivity/enantioselectivity. Brønsted hydroxyls are established as sole contributors for the epoxidation reaction, while they add on to the CSC, which is largely driven by Lewis basic O2-sites. Strong hydrogen-bond interactions between the surface -OH on MgO and -OH groups of diethyl tartrate are found inducing enantioselectivity in the AE reaction. Thus, the nanocrystalline NAP-MgO with its defined shape, size, and accessible OH groups allows the chemisorption of TBHP, DET, and olefin on its surface to accomplish single-site chiral catalysts to provide optimum ee's in AE reactions.

  11. Enantioselective decarboxylative chlorination of β-ketocarboxylic acids

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    Shibatomi, Kazutaka; Kitahara, Kazumasa; Sasaki, Nozomi; Kawasaki, Yohei; Fujisawa, Ikuhide; Iwasa, Seiji

    2017-01-01

    Stereoselective halogenation is a highly useful organic transformation for multistep syntheses because the resulting chiral organohalides can serve as precursors for various medicinally relevant derivatives. Even though decarboxylative halogenation of aliphatic carboxylic acids is a useful and fundamental synthetic method for the preparation of a variety of organohalides, an enantioselective version of this reaction has not been reported. Here we report a highly enantioselective decarboxylative chlorination of β-ketocarboxylic acids to obtain α-chloroketones under mild organocatalytic conditions. The present method is also applicable for the enantioselective synthesis of tertiary α-chloroketones. The conversions of the resulting α-chloroketones into α-aminoketones and α-thio-substituted ketones via SN2 reactions at the tertiary carbon centres are also demonstrated. These results constitute an efficient approach for the synthesis of chiral organohalides and are expected to enhance the availability of enantiomerically enriched chiral compounds with heteroatom-substituted chiral stereogenic centres. PMID:28580951

  12. Enantioselective decarboxylative chlorination of β-ketocarboxylic acids

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    Shibatomi, Kazutaka; Kitahara, Kazumasa; Sasaki, Nozomi; Kawasaki, Yohei; Fujisawa, Ikuhide; Iwasa, Seiji

    2017-06-01

    Stereoselective halogenation is a highly useful organic transformation for multistep syntheses because the resulting chiral organohalides can serve as precursors for various medicinally relevant derivatives. Even though decarboxylative halogenation of aliphatic carboxylic acids is a useful and fundamental synthetic method for the preparation of a variety of organohalides, an enantioselective version of this reaction has not been reported. Here we report a highly enantioselective decarboxylative chlorination of β-ketocarboxylic acids to obtain α-chloroketones under mild organocatalytic conditions. The present method is also applicable for the enantioselective synthesis of tertiary α-chloroketones. The conversions of the resulting α-chloroketones into α-aminoketones and α-thio-substituted ketones via SN2 reactions at the tertiary carbon centres are also demonstrated. These results constitute an efficient approach for the synthesis of chiral organohalides and are expected to enhance the availability of enantiomerically enriched chiral compounds with heteroatom-substituted chiral stereogenic centres.

  13. Carcinogenicity and mechanistic insights on the behavior of epoxides and epoxide-forming chemicals.

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    Melnick, Ronald L

    2002-12-01

    Many epoxides and their precursors are high production volume chemicals that have major uses in the polymer industry and as intermediates in the manufacture of other chemicals. Several of these chemicals were demonstrated to be carcinogenic in laboratory animal studies conducted by the Ramazzini Foundation (e.g., vinyl chloride, acrylonitrile, styrene, styrene oxide, and benzene) and by the National Toxicology Program (e.g., ethylene oxide, 1,3-butadiene, isoprene, chloroprene, acrylonitrile, glycidol, and benzene). The most common sites of tumor induction were lung, liver, harderian gland, and circulatory system in mice; Zymbal's gland and brain in rats; and mammary gland and forestomach in both species. Differences in cancer outcome among studies of epoxide chemicals may be related to differences in study design (e.g., dose, duration, and route of exposure; observation period; animal strains), as well as biological factors affecting target organ dosimetry of the DNA-reactive epoxide (toxicokinetics) and tissue response (toxicodynamics). N7-Alkylguanine, N1-alkyladenine, and cyclic etheno adducts, as well as K-ras and p53 mutations, have been detected in animals and/or workers exposed to several of these chemicals. The classifications of these chemical carcinogens by IARC and NTP are based on animal and human data and results of mechanistic studies. Reducing occupational and environmental exposures to these chemicals will certainly reduce human cancer risks.

  14. Chiral Phosphoric Acid-Catalyzed Enantioselective Reductive Amination of 2-Pyridyl Ketones: Construction of Structurally Chiral Pyridine-Based Ligands.

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    Abudu Rexit, Abulikemu; Luo, Shiwei; Mailikezati, Maihemuti

    2016-11-18

    A chiral phosphoric acid-catalyzed one-pot enantioselective reductive amination of 2-pyridyl ketones was realized to provide chiral pyridine-based ligands in excellent yields with high enantioselectivities (up to 98% yield, 94% ee). Computational studies on the key intermediate imine and transition state of the hydride transfer process revealed that the nitrogen atom of the pyridyl ring might be an important factor to significantly promote both the reaction activity and enantioselectivity.

  15. Chiral Lewis base-assisted Brønsted acid (LBBA)-catalyzed enantioselective cyclization of 2-geranylphenols.

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    Sakakura, Akira; Sakuma, Masayuki; Ishihara, Kazuaki

    2011-06-17

    Chiral Lewis base-assisted Brønsted acids (Chiral LBBAs) have been designed as new organocatalysts for biomimetic enantioselective cyclization. A salt of a chiral phosphonous acid diester with FSO(3)H catalyzes the enantioselective cyclization of 2-geranylphenols to give the desired trans-fused cyclized products with high diastereo- and enantioselectivities (up to 98:2 dr and 93% ee). © 2011 American Chemical Society

  16. Enantioselective Organocatalytic α-Fluorination of Cyclic Ketones

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    Kwiatkowski, Piotr; Beeson, Teresa D.; Conrad, Jay C.

    2011-01-01

    The first highly enantioselective α-fluorination of ketones using organocatalysis has been accomplished. The long-standing problem of enantioselective ketone α-fluorination via enamine activation has been overcome via high-throughput evaluation of a new library of amine catalysts. The optimal system, a primary amine functionalized Cinchona alkaloid, allows the direct and asymmetric α-fluorination of a variety of carbo- and heterocyclic substrates. Furthermore, this protocol also provides diastereo-, regio- and chemoselective catalyst control in fluorinations involving complex carbonyl systems. PMID:21247133

  17. Trigger factor assisted folding of the recombinant epoxide hydrolases identified from C. pelagibacter and S. nassauensis.

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    Saini, Priya; Wani, Shadil Ibrahim; Kumar, Ranjai; Chhabra, Ravneet; Chimni, Swapandeep Singh; Sareen, Dipti

    2014-12-01

    Epoxide hydrolases (EHs), are enantioselective enzymes as they catalyze the kinetic resolution of racemic epoxides into the corresponding enantiopure vicinal diols, which are useful precursors in the synthesis of chiral pharmaceutical compounds. Here, we have identified and cloned two putative epoxide hydrolase genes (cpeh and sneh) from marine bacteria, Candidatus pelagibacter ubique and terrestrial bacteria, Stackebrandtia nassauensis, respectively and overexpressed them in pET28a vector in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3). The CPEH protein (42kDa) was found to be overexpressed as inactive inclusion bodies while SNEH protein (40kDa) was found to form soluble aggregates. In this study, the recombinant CPEH was successfully transformed from insoluble aggregates to the soluble and functionally active form, using pCold TF vector, though with low EH activity. To prevent the soluble aggregate formation of SNEH, it was co-expressed with GroEL/ES chaperone and was also fused with trigger factor (TF) chaperone at its N-terminus. The TF chaperone-assisted correct folding of SNEH led to a purified active EH with a specific activity of 3.85μmol/min/mg. The pure enzyme was further used to biocatalyze the hydrolysis of 10mM benzyl glycidyl ether (BGE) and α-methyl styrene oxide (MSO) with an enantiomeric excess of the product (eep) of 86% and 73% in 30 and 15min, respectively. In conclusion, this is the first report about the heterologous expression of epoxide hydrolases using TF as a molecular chaperone in pCold TF expression vector, resulting in remarkable increase in the solubility and activity of the otherwise improperly folded recombinant epoxide hydrolases.

  18. Biosynthesis, isolation, and NMR analysis of leukotriene A epoxides: substrate chirality as a determinant of the cis or trans epoxide configuration[S

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    Jin, Jing; Zheng, Yuxiang; Boeglin, William E.; Brash, Alan R.

    2013-01-01

    Leukotriene (LT)A4 and closely related allylic epoxides are pivotal intermediates in lipoxygenase (LOX) pathways to bioactive lipid mediators that include the leukotrienes, lipoxins, eoxins, resolvins, and protectins. Although the structure and stereochemistry of the 5-LOX product LTA4 is established through comparison to synthetic standards, this is the exception, and none of these highly unstable epoxides has been analyzed in detail from enzymatic synthesis. Understanding of the mechanistic basis of the cis or trans epoxide configuration is also limited. To address these issues, we developed methods involving biphasic reaction conditions for the LOX-catalyzed synthesis of LTA epoxides in quantities sufficient for NMR analysis. As proof of concept, human 15-LOX-1 was shown to convert 15S-hydroperoxy-eicosatetraenoic acid (15S-HPETE) to the LTA analog 14S,15S-trans-epoxy-eicosa-5Z,8Z,10E,12E-tetraenoate, confirming the proposed structure of eoxin A4. Using this methodology we then showed that recombinant Arabidopsis AtLOX1, an arachidonate 5-LOX, converts 5S-HPETE to the trans epoxide LTA4 and converts 5R-HPETE to the cis epoxide 5-epi-LTA4, establishing substrate chirality as a determinant of the cis or trans epoxide configuration. The results are reconciled with a mechanism based on a dual role of the LOX nonheme iron in LTA epoxide biosynthesis, providing a rational basis for understanding the stereochemistry of LTA epoxide intermediates in LOX-catalyzed transformations. PMID:23242647

  19. Identification of α-tocotrienolquinone epoxides and development of an efficient molecular distillation procedure for quantitation of α-tocotrienol oxidation products in food matrices by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array and fluorescence detection.

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    Büsing, Anne; Drotleff, Astrid M; Ternes, Waldemar

    2012-08-29

    The aim of this study was to investigate the most important oxidation products of α-tocotrienol (α-T3) along with other tocochromanols in lipid matrices and tocotrienol-rich foods. For this purpose, an efficient molecular distillation procedure was developed for the extraction of analytes, and α-T3-spiked and thermally oxidized natural lipids (lard and wheat germ oil) and α-T3-rich foods (wholemeal rye bread and oil from dried brewer's spent grain) were investigated through HPLC-DAD-F. The following α-T3 oxidation products were extractable from lipid matrices along with tocochromanols: α-tocotrienolquinone (α-T3Q), α-tocotrienolquinone-4a,5-epoxide (α-T3Q-4a,5-E), α-tocotrienolquinone-7,8-epoxide (α-T3Q-7,8-E), 7-formyl-β-tocotrienol (7-FβT3), and 5-formyl-γ-tocotrienol (5-FγT3). Recovery rates were as high as 88% and enrichment factors up to 124. The proposed method allows the investigation of α-T3Q, α-T3Q-4a,5-E, α-T3Q-7,8-E, 7-FβT3, and 5-FγT3 in small quantities (<0.78 μg/g) in lipid matrices, which is necessary for the investigation and analysis of the formation kinetics of these oxidation products in fat, oils, and tocotrienol-rich foods.

  20. Enantioselective Cyclizations of Silyloxyenynes Catalyzed by Cationic Metal Phosphine Complexes

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    Brazeau, Jean-François; Zhang, Suyan; Colomer, Ignacio; Corkey, Britton K.; Toste, F. Dean

    2012-01-01

    The discovery of complementary methods for enantioselective transition-metal-catalyzed cyclization with silyloxyenynes has been accomplished using chiral phosphine ligands. Under palladium catalysis, 1,6-silyloxyenynes bearing a terminal alkyne led to the desired 5-membered ring with high enantioselectivities (up to 91% ee). As for reactions under cationic gold catalysis, 1,6- and 1,5-silyloxyenynes bearing an internal alkyne furnished the chiral cyclopentane derivatives with excellent enantiomeric excess (up to 94% ee). Modification of the substrate by incorporating an α,β-unsaturation led to the discovery of a tandem cyclization. Remarkably, using silyloxy-1,3-dien-7-ynes under gold catalysis conditions provided the bicyclic derivatives with excellent diastereo- and enantioselectivities (up to >20:1 dr and 99% ee). PMID:22296571

  1. Bifunctional amino sulfonohydrazide catalyzed direct asymmetric Mannich reaction of cyclic ketimines with ketones: highly diastereo- and enantioselective construction of quaternary carbon stereocenters.

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    Zhang, Sheng; Li, Lijun; Hu, Yanbin; Zha, Zhenggen; Wang, Zhiyong; Loh, Teck-Peng

    2015-02-20

    A bifunctional amino sulfonohydrazide which contains multiple sites for hydrogen bonding with substrates was found to enhance reactivity and enantioselectivity in the direct asymmetric Mannich reaction of N-sulfonyl cyclic ketimines with ketones. In this efficient transformation, not only methyl ketones but also cyclic ketones can be employed to provide a general methodology to construct tetrasubstituted α-amino ester in a stereoselective manner. The synthetic utility of a substituted amino ester product is demonstrated by the synthesis of biologically active spirotetrahydrofuran.

  2. Palladium(II)-catalyzed enantioselective C(sp³)-H activation using a chiral hydroxamic acid ligand.

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    Xiao, Kai-Jiong; Lin, David W; Miura, Motofumi; Zhu, Ru-Yi; Gong, Wei; Wasa, Masayuki; Yu, Jin-Quan

    2014-06-04

    An enantioselective method for Pd(II)-catalyzed cross-coupling of methylene β-C(sp(3))-H bonds in cyclobutanecarboxylic acid derivatives with arylboron reagents is described. High yields and enantioselectivities were achieved through the development of chiral mono-N-protected α-amino-O-methylhydroxamic acid (MPAHA) ligands, which form a chiral complex with the Pd(II) center. This reaction provides an alternative approach to the enantioselective synthesis of cyclobutanecarboxylates containing α-chiral quaternary stereocenters. This new class of chiral catalysts also show promises for enantioselective β-C(sp(3))-H activation of acyclic amides.

  3. Hydrolytic and aminolytic kinetic resolution of terminal bis-epoxides.

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    Bredihhina, Jevgenia; Villo, Piret; Andersons, Kārlis; Toom, Lauri; Vares, Lauri

    2013-03-15

    Hydrolytic and aminolytic kinetic resolution of terminal bis-epoxides catalyzed by (salen)Co(III) complexes affords epoxy-diols and N-protected epoxy-amino alcohols with excellent enantio- and diastereoselectivity and good yields. An operationally simple procedure gives instant access to valuable building blocks containing two remote stereocenters in highly enantioenriched form.

  4. Enantioselective Iodolactonization of Disubstituted Olefinic Acids Using a Bifunctional Catalyst

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    Fang, Chao; Paull, Daniel H.; Hethcox, J. Caleb; Shugrue, Christopher R.; Martin, Stephen F.

    2012-01-01

    The enantioselective iodolactonizations of a series of diversely-substituted olefinic carboxylic acids are promoted by a BINOL-derived, bifunctional catalyst. Reactions involving 5-alkyl- and 5-aryl-4(Z)-pentenoic acids and 6-alkyl- and 6-aryl-5(Z)-hexenoic acids provide the corresponding γ- and δ-lactones having stereogenic C–I bonds in excellent yields and >97:3 er. Significantly, this represents the first organocatalyst that promotes both bromo- and iodolactonization with high enantioselectivities. The potential of this catalyst to induce kinetic resolutions of racemic unsaturated acids is also demonstrated. PMID:23199100

  5. Enantioselective, desymmetrizing, bromolactonization reactions of symmetric olefinic dicarboxylic acids.

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    Murai, Kenichi; Nakajima, Junki; Nakamura, Akira; Hyogo, Norimichi; Fujioka, Hiromichi

    2014-12-01

    The results of studies leading to the development of enantioselective desymmetrizing, bromolactonization reactions of symmetric olefinic dicarboxylic acids, which are promoted by a C3 -symmetric trisimidazoline catalyst, are described. These processes generated carboxylic-acid-containing bromolactones in moderately high enantiomeric excesses. The results of optimization studies showed that reactions in a mixed solvent system of toluene and acetone proceeded with the highest levels of enantioselectivity. NMR studies probing the interactions between the catalyst and dicarboxylic acid substrates, as well as the effect of acetone on the stereochemistry of the process, are also described. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Similarities between catalase and cytosolic epoxide hydrolase.

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    Guenthner, T M; Qato, M; Whalen, R; Glomb, S

    1989-01-01

    Cytosolic epoxide hydrolase, measured as trans-stilbene oxide hydrolase activity, was isolated and purified from human and guinea pig liver cytosol. Antiserum to the guinea pig liver preparation reacted strongly with bovine liver catalase. We determined that this lack of selectivity of the antiserum was due to catalase contamination of the epoxide hydrolase preparation. We also determined that several commercial catalase preparations are contaminated with cytosolic epoxide hydrolase. Our human epoxide hydrolase preparation contained no detectable catalase contamination, yet antiserum to this protein also cross-reacted slightly with catalase, indicating some intrinsic similarity between the two enzymes. We conclude that catalase and cytosolic epoxide hydrolase contain some similar immunogenic epitopes, and we surmise that similarities between the subunits of these two enzymes may lead to their partial copurification. Functional similarities between the two enzymes are also demonstrated, as several compounds that inhibit catalase are also shown to inhibit cytosolic epoxide hydrolase activity in the same concentration range and rank order.

  7. Highly Enantioselective Dearomatizing Formal [3+3]-Cycloaddition Reactions of N-Acyliminopyridinium Ylides with Electrophilic Enolcarbene Intermediates

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    Xu, Xinfang; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Doyle, Michael P.

    2013-01-01

    A effective dearomatizing formal [3+3]-cycloaddition reaction triggered by Rh(II)-catalyzed dinitrogen extrusion of enoldiazoacetates followed by vinylogous addition of metal enolcarbenes to N-acyliminopyridinium ylides that produces highly substituted 1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridazines in up to 98% ee and in high yield has been developed. PMID:24123489

  8. Catalytic hetero-ene reactions of 5-methyleneoxazolines: highly enantioselective synthesis of 2,5-disubstituted oxazole derivatives.

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    Luo, Weiwei; Zhao, Jiannan; Yin, Chengkai; Liu, Xiaohua; Lin, Lili; Feng, Xiaoming

    2014-07-18

    An efficient catalytic asymmetric hetero-ene reaction of 5-methyleneoxazolines with 1,2-dicarbonyl compounds (including α-ketoesters and glyoxal derivatives) was realized using Ni(II)-N,N'-dioxide complexes as the catalysts. It provides a rapid, high yielding (up to 99%) route for the preparation of 2,5-disubstituted oxazole derivatives in a highly enantioenriched form (up to >99% ee) under mild conditions.

  9. Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Quaternary Carbon Stereocenters

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    Quasdorf, Kyle W.; Overman, Larry E.

    2015-01-01

    Preface Quaternary carbon stereocenters–carbon atoms to which four distinct carbon substituents are attached–are common features of molecules found in nature. However, prior to recent advances in chemical catalysis, there were few methods available for constructing single stereoisomers of this important structural motif. Here we discuss the many catalytic enantioselective reactions developed during the past decade for synthesizing organic molecules containing such carbon atoms. This progress now makes it possible to selectively incorporate quaternary stereocenters in many high-value organic molecules for use in medicine, agriculture, and other areas. PMID:25503231

  10. Catalytic Enantioselective Functionalization of Unactivated Terminal Alkenes.

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    Coombs, John R; Morken, James P

    2016-02-18

    Terminal alkenes are readily available functional groups which appear in α-olefins produced by the chemical industry, and they appear in the products of many contemporary synthetic reactions. While the organic transformations that apply to alkenes are amongst the most studied reactions in all of chemical synthesis, the number of reactions that apply to nonactivated terminal alkenes in a catalytic enantioselective fashion is small in number. This Minireview highlights the cases where stereocontrol in catalytic reactions of 1-alkenes is high enough to be useful for asymmetric synthesis. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Enantioselective Steglich Rearrangement of Oxindole Derivatives by Easily Accessible Chiral N,N-4-(Dimethylamino)pyridine Derivatives.

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    Mandai, Hiroki; Fujiwara, Takuma; Noda, Katsuaki; Fujii, Kazuki; Mitsudo, Koichi; Korenaga, Toshinobu; Suga, Seiji

    2015-09-18

    Chiral N,N-4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP) derivatives, which can be readily prepared by the Ugi multicomponent reaction in a one-pot manner, have been efficiently applied to the enantioselective Steglich rearrangement of oxindole derivatives to give the desired products bearing a quaternary carbon center in high yield (>98% yield) and with high enantioselectivity (up to 99:1 er).

  12. Enantioselective Synthesis of β-Arylamines via Chiral Phosphoric Acid-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reductive Amination.

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    Kim, Kyung-Hee; Lee, Chun-Young; Cheon, Cheol-Hong

    2015-06-19

    A new method for the synthesis of chiral β-aryl amines via chiral phosphoric acid-catalyzed enantioselective reductive amination of benzyl methyl ketone derivatives with Hantzsch ester was developed. Various chiral β-aryl amines were obtained in high yields and with good to high enantioselectivities. This transformation is applicable to gram-scale reactions, and the catalyst loading can be reduced to 1 mol % without sacrificing any catalytic efficacy. Furthermore, the resulting β-aryl amine was successfully converted into a tetrahydroisoquinoline compound without any loss of enantioselectivity.

  13. Highly enantioselective aza-Diels-Alder reaction of 1-azadienes with enecarbamates catalyzed by chiral phosphoric acids.

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    He, Long; Laurent, Gregory; Retailleau, Pascal; Folléas, Benoît; Brayer, Jean-Louis; Masson, Géraldine

    2013-10-11

    On demand: A highly enantio- and diastereoselective synthesis of 6-amino- trisubstituted tetrahydropyridine compounds has been developed through the inverse-electron-demand aza-Diels-Alder reaction of N-aryl α,β-unsaturated ketimines with enecarbamates (E)-1. Chiral phosphoric acid catalysts achieve simultaneous activation of both the 1-azadiene and dienophile partners.

  14. Highly enantioselective copper-catalyzed conjugate addition of diethylzinc to enones using chiral spiro phosphoramidites as ligands.

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    Zhou, Hai; Wang, Wen-Hu; Fu, Yu; Xie, Jian-Hua; Shi, Wen-Jian; Wang, Li-Xin; Zhou, Qi-Lin

    2003-02-21

    Novel monodentate chiral spiro phosphoramidite ligands have been readily synthesized in good yields from enantiomerically pure 1,1'-spirobiindane-7,7'-diol. The new ligands were highly efficient in the copper-catalyzed conjugate addition of Et(2)Zn to enones with up to 98% enantiomeric excess.

  15. [(Salcen)Cr(III) + Lewis base]-catalyzed synthesis of N-aryl-substituted oxazolidinones from epoxides and aryl isocyanates.

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    Paddock, Robert L; Adhikari, Debashis; Lord, Richard L; Baik, Mu-Hyun; Nguyen, SonBinh T

    2014-12-14

    [(Salcen)Cr(III) + Lewis base] was found to be a highly active and selective catalyst system in the [2+3] cycloaddition between epoxides and isocyanates to form 5-oxazolidinones. The reaction proceeds to high yield under mild reaction conditions and is applicable to a variety of terminal epoxides and aryl isocyanates.

  16. Highly enantioselective addition of terminal alkynes to aldehydes catalyzed by a new chiral beta-sulfonamide alcohol/Ti(OiPr)4/Et2Zn/R3N catalyst system.

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    Qiu, Li; Wang, Quan; Lin, Li; Liu, Xiaodong; Jiang, Xianxing; Zhao, Qingyang; Hu, Guowen; Wang, Rui

    2009-02-01

    A new catalytic system, generated from the readily available and inexpensive beta-sulfonamide alcohol L*, Ti(O(i)Pr)(4), Et(2)Zn, and tertiary amine base (R(3)N), effectively catalyzes the enantioselective addition of various terminal alkynes including some quite challenging alkynes to aldehydes in good yields and excellent enantioselectivities. Up to 96% yield and >99% enantioselectivity were achieved with the use of N,N-diisoproylethylamine (DIPEA) as an additive in this asymmetric addition.

  17. Ionic liquid-supported (ILS) (S)-pyrrolidine sulfonamide, a recyclable organocatalyst for the highly enantioselective Michael addition to nitroolefins.

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    Ni, Bukuo; Zhang, Qianying; Dhungana, Kritanjali; Headley, Allan D

    2009-02-19

    A new class of ionic liquid supported (ILS) (S)-pyrrolidine sulfonamide organocatalyst has been developed and shown to be a very effective catalyst for the asymmetric Michael addition reactions of ketones and aldehyde to nitroolefins with high enantio- and diastereoselectivities. This ILS organocatalyst is also easily recycled and could be reused at least five times without significant loss of its ability to affect the outcome of the asymmetric reactions.

  18. Highly regio- and enantioselective synthesis of N-substituted 2-pyridones: iridium-catalyzed intermolecular asymmetric allylic amination.

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    Zhang, Xiao; Yang, Ze-Peng; Huang, Lin; You, Shu-Li

    2015-02-02

    The first iridium-catalyzed intermolecular asymmetric allylic amination reaction with 2-hydroxypyridines has been developed, thus providing a highly efficient synthesis of enantioenriched N-substituted 2-pyridone derivatives from readily available starting materials. This protocol features a good tolerance of functional groups in both the allylic carbonates and 2-hydroxypyridines, thereby delivering multifunctionalized heterocyclic products with up to 98% yield and 99% ee. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Transparent, conducting ATO thin films by epoxide-initiated sol-gel chemistry: a highly versatile route to mixed-metal oxide films.

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    Koebel, Matthias M; Nadargi, Digambar Y; Jimenez-Cadena, Giselle; Romanyuk, Yaroslav E

    2012-05-01

    A robust synthesis approach to transparent conducting oxide (TCO) materials using epoxide assisted sol-gel chemistry is reported. The new route utilizes simple tin and antimony chloride precursors in aqueous solution, thus eliminating the need for organometallic precursors. Propylene oxide acts as a proton scavenger and drives metal hydroxide formation and subsequent polycondensation reactions. Thin films of antimony-doped tin oxide (ATO) were prepared by dip-coating of mixed metal oxide sols. After annealing at 600 °C in air, structural, electrical and optical properties of undoped and Sb-doped tin oxide films were characterized. Single layer films with 5 mol % Sb doping exhibited an optical transparency which was virtually identical to that of the plain glass substrate and an electrical resistivity of 2.8 × 10(-2) Ω cm. SEM and AFM analysis confirmed the presence of surface defects and cracks which increased with increasing Sb dopant concentration. Multiple depositions of identical ATO films showed a roughly 1 order of magnitude decrease in the film resistivity after the third layer, with typical values below 5 × 10(-3) Ω cm. This suggests that a second and third deposition fill up residual cracks and defects in the first layer and thus brings out the full performance of the ATO material. The epoxide-assisted sol chemistry is a promising technique for the preparation of mixed oxide thin film materials. Its superiority over conventional alkoxide and metal salt-based methods is explained in the context of a general description of the reaction mechanism.

  20. Hydroxyl-substituted ladder polyethers via selective tandem epoxidation/cyclization sequence.

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    Czabaniuk, Lara C; Jamison, Timothy F

    2015-02-20

    A new and highly selective method for the synthesis of hydroxyl-substituted tetrahydropyrans is described. This method utilizes titanium(IV) isopropoxide and diethyl tartrate to perform a diastereoselective epoxidation followed by in situ epoxide activation and highly selective endo-cyclization to form the desired tetrahydropyran ring. The HIJ ring fragment of the marine ladder polyether yessotoxin was synthesized using this two-stage tactic that proceeds with high efficiency and excellent regioselectivity.

  1. Hydroxyl-Substituted Ladder Polyethers via Selective Tandem Epoxidation/Cyclization Sequence

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    Czabaniuk, Lara C.; Jamison, Timothy F.

    2015-01-01

    A new and highly selective method for the synthesis of hydroxyl-substituted tetrahydropyrans is described. This method utilizes titanium(IV) iso-propoxide and diethyl tartrate to perform a diastereoselective epoxidation followed by in situ epoxide activation and highly selective endo-cyclization to form the desired tetrahydropyran ring. The HIJ ring fragment of the marine ladder polyether yessotoxin was synthesized using this two-stage tactic that proceeds with high efficiency and excellent regioselectivity. PMID:25647091

  2. Asymmetric epoxidation of unfunctionalized alkenes catalyzed by sugar moiety-modified chiral salen-Mn(III) complexes.

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    Zhao, Jiquan; Zhang, Yuecheng; Han, Furong; Zhao, Shanshan

    2009-01-05

    Several chiral Schiff-base ligands with sugar moieties at C-3 (3') or C-5 (5') of salicylaldehyde were synthesized from reaction of salicylaldehyde derivatives with diamine. These ligands coordinated with Mn(III) to afford the corresponding chiral salen-Mn(III) complexes characterized by FT-IR, MS, and elementary analysis. These complexes were used as catalysts for the asymmetric epoxidation of unfunctionalized alkenes. Only weak enantioselectivity is induced by the chiral sugar moieties at C-3 (3') or C-5 (5') in the case of absence of chirality in the diimine bridge moiety. It was also shown that the sugars at C-5 (5') having the same rotation direction of polarized light as the diimine bridge in the catalyst could enhance the chiral induction in the asymmetric epoxidation, but the sugars with the opposite rotation direction would reduce the chiral induction.

  3. Molecular cloning and heterologous expression of a cDNA encoding a mouse glutathione S-transferase Yc subunit possessing high catalytic activity for aflatoxin B1-8,9-epoxide.

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    Hayes, J D; Judah, D J; Neal, G E; Nguyen, T

    1992-01-01

    Resistance to the carcinogenic effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in the mouse is due to the constitutive expression of an Alpha-class glutathione S-transferase (GST), YcYc, with high detoxification activity towards AFB1-8,9-epoxide. A cDNA clone (pmusGST Yc) for a murine GST Yc polypeptide has been isolated. Sequencing has shown the cDNA insert of pmusGST Yc to be 922 bp in length, with an open reading frame of 663 bp that encodes a polypeptide of M(r) 25358. The primary structure of the murine GST Yc subunit predicted by pmusGST Yc is in complete agreement with the partial amino acid sequence of the aflatoxin-metabolizing mouse liver GST described previously [McLellan, Kerr, Cronshaw & Hayes (1991) Biochem. J. 276, 461-469]. A plasmid, termed pKK-musGST Yc, which permits the expression of the murine Yc subunit in Escherichia coli, has been constructed. The murine GST expressed in E. coli was purified and found to be catalytically active towards several GST substrates, including AFB1-8,9-epoxide. This enzyme was also found to possess electrophoretic and immunochemical properties closely similar to those of the GST Yc subunit from mouse liver. However, the GST synthesized in E. coli and the constitutive mouse liver Alpha-class GST exhibited small differences in their chromatographic behaviour during reverse-phase h.p.l.c. Automated Edman degradation revealed alanine to be the N-terminal amino acid in the GST Yc subunit expressed in E. coli, whereas the enzyme in mouse liver possesses a blocked N-terminus. Although sequencing showed that the purified Yc subunit from E. coli lacked the initiator methionine, the amino acid sequence obtained over the first eleven N-terminal residues agreed with that predicted from the cDNA clone, pmusGST Yc. Comparison of the deduced amino acid sequence of the mouse Yc polypeptide with the primary structures of the rat Alpha-class GST enzymes revealed that it is more closely related to the ethoxyquin-induced rat liver Yc2 subunit than to

  4. Rh-Catalyzed Chemo- and Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Allylic Hydrazones.

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    Hu, Qiupeng; Hu, Yanhua; Liu, Yang; Zhang, Zhenfeng; Liu, Yangang; Zhang, Wanbin

    2017-01-23

    A highly efficient P-stereogenic diphosphine-rhodium complex was applied to the chemo- and enantioselective hydrogenation of allylic hydrazones for the synthesis of chiral allylic hydrazines in 89-96 % yields and with 82-99 % ee values. This methodology was successfully applied to the preparation of versatile chiral allylic amine derivatives.

  5. Catalytic enantioselective cyclization and C3-fluorination of polyenes.

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    Cochrane, Nikki A; Nguyen, Ha; Gagne, Michel R

    2013-01-16

    (Xylyl-phanephos)Pt(2+) in combination with XeF(2) mediates the consecutive diastereoselective cation-olefin cyclization/fluorination of polyene substrates. Isolated yields were typically in the 60-69% range while enantioselectivities reached as high as 87%. The data are consistent with a stereoretentive fluorination of a P(2)Pt-alkyl cation intermediate.

  6. Catalytic asymmetric epoxidation of alpha,beta-unsaturated phosphane oxides with a Y(O-iPr)3/biphenyldiol complex.

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    Hara, Keiichi; Park, So-Young; Yamagiwa, Noriyuki; Matsunaga, Shigeki; Shibasaki, Masakatsu

    2008-09-01

    A rare-earth-metal-catalyzed asymmetric epoxidation of alpha,beta-unsaturated phosphane oxides is described. The appropriate selection of a chiral ligand and an achiral additive is important for achieving good reactivity and enantioselectivity. A Y(O-iPr)(3)/biphenyldiol complex with an achiral phosphane oxide additive afforded beta-aryl alpha,beta-epoxy phosphane oxides in 77-99 % yield and with 96-98 % ee. With beta-alkyl substrates, the reaction proceeded smoothly in the absence of an achiral additive, and beta-alkyl alpha,beta-epoxy phosphane oxides were obtained in 94-99 % yield and with 87-95 % ee.

  7. Lutein epoxide cycle, more than just a forest tale

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    Becerril, José María; García-Plazaola, José Ignacio

    2009-01-01

    Two xanthophyll cycles have been described in higher plants: the ubiquitous violaxanthin (V) cycle and the taxonomically restricted lutein epoxide (Lx) cycle. Both involve the light induced de-epoxidation of an epoxidated xanthophyll (V or Lx) and the epoxidation back in the dark. Evolutionary trends and function of the Lx cycle are still not clear. Up to nowadays, significant amounts of Lx have been found in several unrelated taxa, but it is a character almost exclusive from woody plants (except in the case of the parasitic plant Cuscuta reflexa). We have found an exception to this pattern in Cucumis sativus L., which showed high concentrations of Lx. Since Lx cycle was operative in leaves and cotyledons of this species and Lx concentration were much higher in cotyledons than in leaves, we speculate a role for the early stages of development. To date, this species is the first herbaceous non-parasitic species with operative Lx cycle. Since this species can be much more easily and rapidly grown and investigated than woody plants, these data can open new horizons and new lines of investigation for Lx cycle. PMID:19794858

  8. Cyclopalladated complexes in enantioselective catalysis

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    Dunina, Valeria V.; Gorunova, Olga N.; Zykov, P. A.; Kochetkov, Konstantin A.

    2011-01-01

    The results of the use of optically active palladacycles in enantioselective catalysis of [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangements, aldol condensation, the Michael reaction and cross-coupling are analyzed. Reactions with allylic substrates or reagents and some other transformations are considered.

  9. Enantioselective determination of dencichine in rabbit plasma by high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray mass spectrometry.

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    Zhu, Jing; Zhou, Xin; Zheng, Hu; Li, Zhangwan

    2006-08-18

    An analytical method was developed for the determination of enantiomers of dencichine in plasma. Sample extraction from plasma was achieved by a solid-phase extraction (SPE) procedure using a C(18) cartridge, with carbocisteine as the internal standard. Plasma was deproteinized using inorganic acid and derivatizated before the SPE. Chiral separation of dencichine enantiomers was achieved by pre-column derivatization using o-phthaldialdehyde (OPA) and the chiral thiol N-isobutanoyl-L-cysteine (NIBC) to form diastereoisomeric isoindole derivatives that were separable by ODS column using a gradient solvent programme. The column eluent was monitored using mass spectrometry (MS). The conditions of MS detection were optimized, and selected ion monitoring was used to selectively detect D-dencichine and its arrangement isomer. High sensitivity and selectivity were obtained using this method. The limit of detection was determined to be 10 ng/ml for D-dencichine and 8 ng/ml for L-dencichine in plasma. The linearity was demonstrated over a wide range of concentrations, from 0.5 to 50 microg/ml for both enatiomers. The intra- and inter-day precision (C.V.), studied at four concentrations, was less than 7.0%. No interferences from endogenous amino acids and isomers of dencichine were found. The method was suitable for pharmacokinetic studies of dencichine enantiomers.

  10. Rapid, high performance method for the determination of vitamin K(1), menaquinone-4 and vitamin K(1) 2,3-epoxide in human serum and plasma using liquid chromatography-hybrid quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometry.

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    Gentili, Alessandra; Cafolla, Arturo; Gasperi, Tecla; Bellante, Simona; Caretti, Fulvia; Curini, Roberta; Fernández, Virginia Pérez

    2014-04-18

    Unlike the other fat-soluble vitamins, vitamin K circulates in the human bloodstream at very low levels because of a low intake in the diet. Mammals have developed an efficient recycling system, known as vitamin K-epoxide cycle, which involve quinone, hydroquinone and epoxide forms of the vitamin. Phylloquinone (K(1)) is the main homologue, while menaquinone-4 (MK-4) is both a member of the vitamin K(2) family and metabolite of K(1) in extra-hepatic tissues. Notwithstanding the recent advances, many aspects of the complex vitamin K physiology still remain to be investigated. Therefore, there is a critical need to develop more reliable analytical methods for determining the vitamin K and its metabolites in biological fluids and tissues. Nevertheless, relatively low concentrations, unavailability of some authentic standards and occurrence of interfering lipids make this a challenging task. The method proposed in the present paper can directly and accurately estimate K(1), K(1) 2,3-epoxide (K(1)O), and MK-4 in human serum and plasma at concentrations in the ng/L-μg/L range, using labelled internal standards and a quadrupole linear ion trap instrument operated in multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode. High sensitivity was achieved by removing signal "endogenous suppressors" and making the composition of the non-aqueous mobile phase suitable to support the positive atmospheric pressure chemical ionization of the analytes. An excellent selectivity resulted from the combination of some factors: the MRM acquisition, the adoption of an identification point system, an extraction optimized to remove most of the lipids and a tandem-C18 column-system necessary to separate isobaric interferences from analytes. The method was validated according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines and its accuracy was assessed by analysing 9 samples from the Vitamin K External Quality Assessment Scheme (KEQAS). Its feasibility in evaluating vitamin K status in human serum was

  11. Enantioselective determination of chiral toxaphene congeners in laying hens and eggs using multidimensional high-resolution gas chromatography.

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    Hamed, Sobhy; Leupold, Guenter; Ismail, Ahmed; Parlar, Harun

    2005-09-07

    A total of 22 chiral toxaphene congeners were analyzed in organ tissues and eggs of laying hens after they had been fed with food spiked with technical toxaphene. For the analysis, multidimensional high-resolution gas chromatography using a chiral column coated with randomly silylated heptakis(O-tert-butyldimethylsilyl)-beta-cyclodextrin, electron capture detection, and valveless "live column switching" technique was applied. The analytical results were additionally confirmed with mass spectral data, recorded in electron-capture negative ionization mode with selected-ion monitoring mass spectrometry. During both the feeding period of the laying hens with toxaphene-contaminated food (38 weeks, accumulation phase) and the following subsiding period without toxaphenes (another 14 weeks, decontamination phase), organs (liver, kidney, skin/fat), blood, meat, and eggs of the hens served as model matrices for toxaphene uptake. The enantiomeric ratios (ERs) of congeners 26, 31, 32, 40, 41, 42(a+b), 44, 50, and 62--known as the most important components of technical toxaphene occurring in the environment--could be analytically determined. Significant differences were observed with respect to their initial racemic ratios. On the basis of their chemical structures, the metabolic pathways of some congeners could be explained. Astonishingly, some of the toxaphenes applied as racemates could merely be found as single enantiomers at the end of the feeding program, for example, congener 32 in blood and meat samples or congener 44, especially in organ tissues, which showed ERs of zero or infinity. The findings of this study impressively emphasize that it is essential to isolate and analyze individual toxaphene enantiomers in food and biota tissues to be capable of evaluating their toxicity and metabolization more specifically.

  12. Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Oxime Ethers: Desymmetrization and Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Substituted Cyclohexanones.

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    Nimmagadda, Sri Krishna; Mallojjala, Sharath Chandra; Woztas, Lukasz; Wheeler, Steven E; Antilla, Jon C

    2017-02-20

    Axially chiral cyclohexylidene oxime ethers exhibit unique chirality because of the restricted rotation of C=N. The first catalytic enantioselective synthesis of novel axially chiral cyclohexylidene oximes has been developed by catalytic desymmetrization of 4-substituted cyclohexanones with O-arylhydroxylamines and is catalyzed by a chiral BINOL-derived strontium phosphate with excellent yields and good enantioselectivities. In addition, chiral BINOL-derived phosphoric acid catalyzed dynamic kinetic resolution of α-substituted cyclohexanones has been performed and yields versatile intermediates in high yields and enantioselectivities.

  13. A Chiral Nitrogen Ligand for Enantioselective, Iridium-Catalyzed Silylation of Aromatic C-H Bonds.

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    Su, Bo; Zhou, Tai-Gang; Li, Xian-Wei; Shao, Xiao-Ru; Xu, Pei-Lin; Wu, Wen-Lian; Hartwig, John F; Shi, Zhang-Jie

    2017-01-19

    Iridium catalysts containing dative nitrogen ligands are highly active for the borylation and silylation of C-H bonds, but chiral analogs of these catalysts for enantioselective silylation reactions have not been developed. We report a new chiral pyridinyloxazoline ligand for enantioselective, intramolecular silylation of symmetrical diarylmethoxy diethylsilanes. Regioselective and enantioselective silylation of unsymmetrical substrates was also achieved in the presence of this newly developed system. Preliminary mechanistic studies imply that C-H bond cleavage is irreversible, but not the rate-determining step.

  14. Tropos or atropos nature of rhodium complexes bearing a tetrakis(phosphanyl)terphenyl ligand: highly enantioselective catalysis of ene-type cyclization.

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    Mikami, Koichi; Kataoka, Shohei; Aikawa, Kohsuke

    2005-12-22

    [reaction and structure: see text] Not only axial but also helical chirality of tropos TETRAPHOS-Rh complexes can be controlled by chiral diamines. The flexibility of the TETRAPHOS-Rh complex is increased by association of DABN. In contrast, the diamine-free complex is chirally more stable than the BIPHEP counterpart. The higher levels of enantioselectivity in ene-type cyclization of 1,6-enynes can thus be achieved even at room temperature by the diamine-free TETRAPHOS-Rh complex.

  15. Palladium-catalyzed allylic amination: a powerful tool for the enantioselective synthesis of acyclic nucleoside phosphonates.

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    Azzouz, Mariam; Soriano, Sébastien; Escudero-Casao, Margarita; Matheu, M Isabel; Castillón, Sergio; Díaz, Yolanda

    2017-08-30

    Acyclic nucleoside phosphonates have been prepared in a straightforward manner and in high yields by an enantioselective palladium-catalyzed allylic substitution involving nucleic bases as nucleophiles followed by cross-metathesis reaction with diethyl allylphosphonate.

  16. Enantioselective synthesis of allenamides via sulfimide [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement.

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    Armstrong, Alan; Emmerson, Daniel P G

    2009-04-02

    Chiral allenamides are prepared with high levels of enantiomeric purity by [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of propargylic sulfimides. The required branched propargylic sulfides are prepared by an enantioselective organocatalytic aldehyde alpha-sulfenylation followed by Corey-Fuchs alkynylation.

  17. Enantioselective desymmetrization of prochiral cyclohexanone derivatives via the organocatalytic direct Aldol reaction.

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    Jiang, Jun; He, Long; Luo, Shi-Wei; Cun, Lin-Feng; Gong, Liu-Zhu

    2007-02-21

    Asymmetric desymmetrization of 4-substituted cyclohexanones using proline amide-catalyzed direct aldol reaction afforded beta-hydroxyketones with three stereogenic centers in high enantioselectivities of up to >99% ee.

  18. Pt-Catalyzed Enantioselective Cycloisomerization for the Synthesis of Planar-Chiral Ferrocene Derivatives.

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    Shibata, Takanori; Uno, Ninna; Sasaki, Tomoya; Kanyiva, Kyalo Stephen

    2016-08-05

    Enantioselective cycloisomerization of 2-ethynyl-1-ferrocenylbenzene derivatives proceeded by using a chiral cationic platinum catalyst at room temperature. The intramolecular reaction gave planar-chiral naphthalene- and anthracene-fused ferrocene derivatives with high to excellent ee.

  19. Cu(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Indoles with 2-Aryl-N-sulfonylaziridines as Alkylating Agents.

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    Ge, Chen; Liu, Ren-Rong; Gao, Jian-Rong; Jia, Yi-Xia

    2016-07-01

    A highly enantioselective Friedel-Crafts alkylation of indoles with N-sulfonylaziridines as alkylating agents has been developed by utilizing the complex of Cu(CH3CN)4BF4/(S)-Segphos as a catalyst. A range of optically active tryptamine derivatives are obtained in good to excellent yields and enantioselectivities (up to >99% ee) via a kinetic resolution process.

  20. Enantioselective C-H bond addition of pyridines to alkenes catalyzed by chiral half-sandwich rare-earth complexes.

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    Song, Guoyong; O, Wylie W N; Hou, Zhaomin

    2014-09-03

    Cationic half-sandwich scandium alkyl complexes bearing monocyclopentadienyl ligands embedded in chiral binaphthyl backbones act as excellent catalysts for the enantioselective C-H bond addition of pyridines to various 1-alkenes, leading to formation of a variety of enantioenriched alkylated pyridine derivatives in high yields and excellent enantioselectivity (up to 98:2 er).

  1. Enantioselective palladium-catalyzed arylation of N-tosylarylimines with arylboronic acids using a chiral 2,2'-bipyridine ligand.

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    Gao, Xiang; Wu, Bo; Yan, Zhong; Zhou, Yong-Gui

    2016-01-07

    With the aid of an axially chiral 2,2'-bipyridine ligand, we have successfully developed a palladium-catalyzed method for the enantioselective arylation of N-tosylarylimines, furnishing the chiral diarylmethamines with high yields and enantioselectivities under very mild conditions. An exogenous base was avoided and imine hydrolysis was inhibited in this transformation.

  2. Epoxidation of alkenes through oxygen activation over a bifunctional CuO/Al2O3 catalyst.

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    Scotti, Nicola; Ravasio, Nicoletta; Zaccheria, Federica; Psaro, Rinaldo; Evangelisti, Claudio

    2013-03-07

    The epoxidation of alkenes was carried out over a CuO/Al(2)O(3) catalyst using cumene as an oxygen carrier, through a one-pot reaction, giving high conversion and selectivity with different substrates. Trans-β-methylstyrene gave the corresponding epoxide in 95% yield after 3 h.

  3. Chiral anion phase-transfer catalysis applied to the direct enantioselective fluorinative dearomatization of phenols.

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    Phipps, Robert J; Toste, F Dean

    2013-01-30

    Chiral anion phase-transfer catalysis has enabled the direct and highly enantioselective fluorinative dearomatization of phenols catalyzed by a BINOL-derived phosphate. The process efficiently transforms simple, readily available phenols into fluorinated chiral small molecules bearing reactive functionality under ambient reaction conditions with high enantioselectivity. The close relationship of the products with well-studied o-quinols provides numerous avenues for synthetic elaboration and exciting opportunities for bioisosteric replacement of hydroxyl with fluorine in natural products.

  4. Chiral phosphoric acid catalyzed enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of azlactones.

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    Zhang, Zhenhua; Sun, Wangsheng; Zhu, Gongming; Yang, Junxian; Zhang, Ming; Hong, Liang; Wang, Rui

    2016-01-25

    The first chiral phosphoric acid catalyzed highly diastereo- and enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of azlactones and methyleneindolinones was disclosed. By using a BINOL-derived chiral phosphoric acid as the catalyst, azlactones were activated as chiral anti N-protonated 1,3-dipoles to react with methyleneindolinones to yield biologically important 3,3'-pyrrolidonyl spirooxindole scaffolds in high yields, with good-to-excellent diastereo- and enantioselectivity.

  5. Enantioselective aldol reaction between isatins and cyclohexanone catalyzed by amino acid sulphonamides.

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    Wang, Jun; Liu, Qi; Hao, Qing; Sun, Yanhua; Luo, Yiming; Yang, Hua

    2015-04-01

    Sulphonamides derived from primary α-amino acid were successfully applied to catalyze the aldol reaction between isatin and cyclohexanone under neat conditions. More interestingly, molecular sieves, as privileged additives, were found to play a vital role in achieving high enantioselectivity. Consequently, high yields (up to 99%) along with good enantioselectivities (up to 92% ee) and diastereoselectivities (up to 95:5 dr) were obtained. In addition, this reaction was also conveniently scaled up, demonstrating the applicability of this protocol.

  6. Enantioselective synthesis of α,α-difluoro-β-lactams using amino alcohol ligands.

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    Tarui, Atsushi; Ikebata, Takeshi; Sato, Kazuyuki; Omote, Masaaki; Ando, Akira

    2014-09-07

    A practical and highly enantioselective Reformatsky reaction of ethyl bromodifluoroacetate with imines using a cheap and commercially available amino alcohol ligand is described. A variety of α,α-difluoro-β-lactams were obtained in up to 74% yield with high enantioselectivity in excess of 99% ee. The use of ethyl bromodifluoroacetate provides for ease of operation because of the inherent chemical stability of this reagent.

  7. A simple and effective catalytic system for epoxidation of aliphatic terminal alkenes with manganese(II) as the catalyst.

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    Ho, Kam-Piu; Wong, Wing-Leung; Lam, Kin-Ming; Lai, Cheuk-Piu; Chan, Tak Hang; Wong, Kwok-Yin

    2008-01-01

    A simple catalytic system that uses commercially available manganese(II) perchlorate as the catalyst and peracetic acid as the oxidant is found to be very effective in the epoxidation of aliphatic terminal alkenes with high product selectivity at ambient temperature. Many terminal alkenes are epoxidised efficiently on a gram scale in less than an hour to give excellent yields of isolated product (>90 %) of epoxides in high purity. Kinetic studies with some C9-alkenes show that the catalytic system is more efficient in epoxidising terminal alkenes than internal alkenes, which is contrary to most commonly known epoxidation systems. The reaction rate for epoxidation decreases in the order: 1-nonene>cis-3-nonene>trans-3-nonene. ESI-MS and EPR spectroscopic studies suggest that the active form of the catalyst is a high-valent oligonuclear manganese species, which probably functions as the oxygen atom-transfer agent in the epoxidation reaction.

  8. Highly enantioselective (-)-sparteine-mediated lateral metalation-functionalization of remote silyl protected ortho-ethyl N,N-dialkyl aryl O-carbamates.

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    Fässler, Jürg; McCubbin, J Adam; Roglans, Anna; Kimachi, Tetsutaro; Hollett, Joshua W; Kunz, Roland W; Tinkl, Michael; Zhang, Yousheng; Wang, Ruiyao; Campbell, Michael; Snieckus, Victor

    2015-04-03

    We report the enantioselective, lateral deprotonation of ortho-protected or functionalized tertiary N,N-dialkyl aryl O-carbamates 5-7 (Scheme 2 ) and meta-protected carbamates 14, 15, and 20 (Schemes 5 and 7 ) by s-BuLi/(-)-sparteine and subsequent quench with a variety of electrophiles to give products 11-13 and 16, 17, and 21 in yields up to 96% and enantiomeric ratios up to 99:1. The influence of organolithium reagents, ratio of organolithium/(-)-sparteine pair versus N,N-dialkyl aryl O-carbamate starting materials, temperature, solvents, electrophiles, substituents located ortho or meta to the O-carbamate moiety, and O-carbamate N-substituents was investigated. The identical absolute configuration of the stereogenic center of the major enantiomers of the products, as established by single-crystal X-ray analysis for substrates (S)-11c, (S)-19, and (S)-21a, provides evidence for a consistent stereochemical course in the enantioselective deprotonation. Mechanistic investigations, including an estimate of the configurational stability of the benzyllithium species 9 (starting from 12e; Scheme 8 ) and 23 (starting from 17e; Scheme 9 ), both derived by tin-lithium exchange, and 24 (starting from 20; Scheme 9 ) are reported. The experimental results, together with semiempirical molecular orbital calculations (PM3/SMD), are consistent with a process in which enantioinduction occurs in the deprotonation step (Scheme 11 ).

  9. Simultaneous enantioselective determination of triazole fungicide flutriafol in vegetables, fruits, wheat, soil, and water by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography.

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    Zhang, Qing; Tian, Mingming; Wang, Meiyun; Shi, Haiyan; Wang, Minghua

    2014-04-02

    A novel and effective method for enantioselective determination of flutriafol enantiomers in food and environmental matrices (cucumber, tomato, grape, pear, wheat, soil, and water) has been developed. The (R)-(-)-flutriafol was first eluted and measured from electronic circular dichroism spectra using a cellulose tris(3-chloro-4-methyl phenyl carbamate) chiral column. The mean recoveries from the samples ranged from 82.9% to 103.4%, with intraday relative standard deviations (RSD) of 2.2-8.3% and interday RSD of 3.4-7.9%. Good linearity (R(2) ≥ 0.9989) was obtained for all analytes matrix calibration curves within the range of 0.1-10 mg/kg. The limits of detection for two enantiomers in the seven matrices were all below 0.015 mg/kg. The results show that the proposed method is convenient and reliable for the enantioselective detection of the flutriafol in the real samples and is applicable to the environmental stereochemistry of flutriafol in food and environmental matrices.

  10. Catalytic, Enantioselective, Intramolecular Carbosulfenylation of Olefins. Preparative and Stereochemical Aspects

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    Denmark, Scott E.; Jaunet, Alex

    2014-01-01

    The first catalytic, enantioselective, intramolecular carbosulfenylation of isolated alkenes with aromatic nucleophiles is described. The combination of N-phenylsulfenylphthalimide, a chiral selenophosphoramide derived from BINAM, and ethanesulfonic acid as a co-catalytic Brønsted acid induced an efficient and selective cyclofunctionalization of various alkenes (aliphatic and aromatic) tethered to a 3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl ring. Under these conditions, 6-phenylthio-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalenes are formed diastereospecifically in good yields (50–92%) and high enantioselectivities (71:29 – 97:3 er). E-Alkenes reacted much more rapidly and with much higher selectivity than Z-alkenes, whereas electron rich alkenes reacted more rapidly but with comparable selectivity to electron-neutral alkenes and electron deficient alkenes. The Brønsted acid played a critical role in effecting reproducible enantioselectivity. A model for the origin of enantioselectivity and the dependence of rate and selectivity on alkene structure is proposed along with a rationale for the site selectivity in reactions with mono-activated arene nucleophiles. PMID:24328051

  11. Poly(monothiocarbonate)s from the Alternating and Regioselective Copolymerization of Carbonyl Sulfide with Epoxides.

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    Luo, Ming; Zhang, Xing-Hong; Darensbourg, Donald J

    2016-10-18

    Carbonyl sulfide (COS) is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, ozonosphere damage, and carbon dioxide (CO2) generation. It is a heterocumulene and structural analogue of CO2. Relevant to organic synthesis, it is a source of C═O or C═S groups and thus an ideal one-carbon (C1) building block for synthesizing sulfur-containing polymers through the similar route of CO2 copolymerization. In contrast, traditional synthesis of sulfur-containing polymers often involves the condensation of thiols with phosgene and ring-opening polymerization of cyclic thiocarbonates that are generally derived from thiols and phosgene; thus, COS/epoxide copolymerization is a "greener" route to supplement or supplant current processes for the production of sulfur-containing polymers. This Accounts highlights our efforts on the discovery of the selective formation of poly(monothiocarbonate)s from COS with epoxides via heterogeneous zinc-cobalt double metal cyanide complex (Zn-Co(III) DMCC) and homogeneous (salen)CrX complexes. The catalytic activity and selectivity of Zn-Co(III) DMCC for COS/epoxide copolymerization are similar to those for CO2/epoxide copolymerization. (salen)CrX complexes accompanied by onium salts exhibited high activity and selectivity for COS/epoxide copolymerization under mild conditions, affording copolymers with >99% monothiocarbonate units and high tail-to-head content up to 99%. By way of contrast, these catalysts often show moderate or low activity for CO2/epoxide copolymerization. Of note, a specialty of COS/epoxide copolymerization is the occurrence of an oxygen-sulfur exchange reaction (O/S ER), which may produce carbonate and dithiocarbonate units. O/S ER, which are induced by the metal-OH bond regenerated by chain transfer reactions, can be kinetically inhibited by changing the reaction conditions. We provide a thorough mechanistic understanding of the electronic/steric effect of the catalysts on the regioselectivity of COS copolymerization. The

  12. Biocatalytic resolution of benzyl glycidyl ether and its derivates by Talaromyces flavus: effect of phenyl ring substituents on enantioselectivity.

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    Wei, Chun; Chen, Yunyun; Shen, Honglei; Wang, Shan; Chen, Lin; Zhu, Qing

    2012-08-01

    Talaromyces flavus containing a constitutive epoxide hydrolase (EH) resolved racemic benzyl glycidyl ether and nine derivatives into their (R)-enantiomers. After optimization of the fermentation conditions, the specific EH activity and biomass concentration were improved from 13.5 U/g DCW and 14.8 g DCW/l to 26.2 U/g DCW and 31.3 g DCW/l, respectively, with final values for e.e. ( s ) of 96 % and E of 13 with (R)-benzyl glycidyl ether. Substituents on the phenyl ring, however, gave low enantioselectivities.

  13. Enantioselective α-Vinylation of Aldehydes Via the Synergistic Combination of Copper and Amine Catalysis

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    Skucas, Eduardas; MacMillan, David W. C.

    2012-01-01

    The enantioselective α-vinylation of aldehydes using vinyl iodonium triflate salts has been accomplished via the synergistic combination of copper and chiral amine catalysis. These mild catalytic conditions provide a direct route for the enantioselective construction of enolizable α-formyl vinylic stereocenters without racemization or olefin transposition. These high-value coupling adducts are readily converted into a variety of useful olefin synthons. PMID:22616631

  14. Enantioselective Terminal Addition to Allenes by Dual Chiral Primary Amine/Palladium Catalysis.

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    Zhou, Han; Wang, Yaning; Zhang, Long; Cai, Mao; Luo, Sanzhong

    2017-03-15

    We herein describe a synergistic chiral primary amine/achiral palladium catalyzed enantioselective terminal addition to allenes with α-branched β-ketocarbonyls and aldehydes. The reactions afford allylic adducts bearing acyclic all-carbon quaternary centers with high regio- and enantioselectivity. A wide range of allenes including those aliphatic or 1,1'-disubstituted could be employed, thus expanding the scope of typical asymmetric allylic alkylation reactions.

  15. Enantioselective Brønsted acid catalyzed transfer hydrogenation: organocatalytic reduction of imines.

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    Rueping, Magnus; Sugiono, Erli; Azap, Cengiz; Theissmann, Thomas; Bolte, Michael

    2005-08-18

    The first enantioselective Brønsted acid catalyzed reduction of imines has been developed. This new organocatalytic transfer hydrogenation of ketimines with Hantzsch dihydropyridine as the hydrogen source offers a mild method to various chiral amines with high enantioselectivity. The stereochemistry of the chiral amines can be rationalized by a stereochemical model derived from an X-ray crystal structure of a chiral BINOL phosphate catalyst. [reaction: see text

  16. Enantioselective palladium-catalyzed dearomative cyclization for the efficient synthesis of terpenes and steroids.

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    Du, Kang; Guo, Pan; Chen, Yuan; Cao, Zhen; Wang, Zheng; Tang, Wenjun

    2015-03-02

    A novel enantioselective palladium-catalyzed dearomative cyclization has been developed for the efficient construction of a series of chiral phenanthrenone derivatives bearing an all-carbon quaternary center. The effectiveness of this method in the synthesis of terpenes and steroids was demonstrated by a highly efficient synthesis of a kaurene intermediate, the facile construction of the skeleton of the anabolic steroid boldenone, and the enantioselective total synthesis of the antimicrobial diterpene natural product (-)-totaradiol.

  17. Gadolinium-Catalyzed Regio-, and Enantioselective Aminolysis of Aromatic trans-2,3-Epoxy Sulfonamides

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    Wang, Chuan

    2015-01-01

    The first enantioselective aminolysis of aromatic trans-2,3-epoxy sulfonamides has been accomplished, which was efficiently catalyzed by a Gd-N,N′-dioxide complex. Under the directing effect of the sulfonamide-moiety the ring-opening reaction proceeded selectively at the C-3 position in highly enantioselective manner furnishing various Ts- and SES-protected 3-amino-3-phenylpropan-2-olamines as products. PMID:26058560

  18. Synthesis of chiral cyclic amines via Ir-catalyzed enantioselective hydrogenation of cyclic imines.

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    Zhang, Ying; Kong, Duanyang; Wang, Rui; Hou, Guohua

    2017-04-05

    A highly enantioselective hydrogenation of cyclic imines for synthesis of chiral cyclic amines has been realized. With the complex of iridium and (R,R)-f-spiroPhos as the catalyst, a range of cyclic 2-aryl imines were smoothly hydrogenated under mild conditions without any additive to provide the corresponding chiral cyclic amines with excellent enantioselectivities of up to 98% ee. Moreover, this method could be successfully applied to the synthesis of (+)-(6S,10bR)-McN-4612-Z.

  19. Enantioselective one-pot synthesis of 2-amino-4-(indol-3-yl)-4H-chromenes.

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    Chen, Weiliang; Cai, Yunfei; Fu, Xuan; Liu, Xiaohua; Lin, Lili; Feng, Xiaoming

    2011-09-16

    An enantioselective one-pot synthesis of 2-amino-4-(indol-3-yl)-4H-chromenes via a Knoevenagel/Pinner/Friedel-Crafts reaction of salicylaldehyde, malononitrile, and indole is presented. Moderate to good yields (up to 89%) and high enantioselectivities (up to 90% ee) were obtained with an N,N'-dioxide-Zn(II) complex as the catalyst. This strategy provides an efficient and convenient method to access enantiomerically enriched 2-amino-4H-chromene derivatives.

  20. Gadolinium-Catalyzed Regio- and Enantioselective Aminolysis of Aromatic trans-2,3-Epoxy Sulfonamides.

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    Wang, Chuan; Yamamoto, Hisashi

    2015-07-20

    The first enantioselective aminolysis of aromatic trans-2,3-epoxy sulfonamides has been accomplished, which was efficiently catalyzed by a Gd-N,N'-dioxide complex. Under the directing effect of the sulfonamide moiety the ring-opening reaction proceeded selectively at the C-3 position in a highly enantioselective manner furnishing various Ts- and SES-protected 3-amino-3-phenylpropan-2-olamines as products.

  1. Asymmetric allylation of α-ketoester-derived N-benzoylhydrazones promoted by chiral sulfoxides/N-oxides Lewis bases: highly enantioselective synthesis of quaternary α-substituted α-allyl-α-amino acids.

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    Reyes-Rangel, Gloria; Bandala, Yamir; García-Flores, Fred; Juaristi, Eusebio

    2013-09-01

    Chiral sulfoxides/N-oxides (R)-1 and (R,R)-2 are effective chiral promoters in the enantioselective allylation of α-keto ester N-benzoylhydrazone derivatives 3a-g to generate the corresponding N-benzoylhydrazine derivatives 4a-g, with enantiomeric excesses as high as 98%. Representative hydrazine derivatives 4a-b were subsequently treated with SmI2, and the resulting amino esters 5a-b with LiOH to obtain quaternary α-substituted α-allyl α-amino acids 6a-b, whose absolute configuration was assigned as (S), with fundament on chemical correlation and electronic circular dichroism (ECD) data. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. Enantioselective organo-cascade catalysis.

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    Huang, Yong; Walji, Abbas M; Larsen, Catharine H; MacMillan, David W C

    2005-11-02

    A new strategy for organocatalysis based on the biochemical blueprints of biosynthesis has enabled a new laboratory approach to cascade catalysis. Imidazolidinone-based catalytic cycles, involving iminium and enamine activation, have been successfully combined to allow a large diversity of nucleophiles (furans, thiophenes, indoles, butenolides, hydride sources, tertiary amino lactone equivalents) and electrophiles (fluorinating and chlorinating reagents) to undergo sequential addition with a wide array of alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehydes. These new cascade catalysis protocols allow the invention of enantioselective transformations that were previously unknown, including the asymmetric catalytic addition of the elements of HF across a trisubstituted olefin. Importantly, these domino catalysis protocols can be mediated by a single imidazolidinone catalyst or using cycle-specific amine catalysts. In the latter case, cascade catalysis pathways can be readily modulated to provide a required diastereo- and enantioselective outcome via the judicious selection of the enantiomeric series of the amine catalysts. A central benefit of combining multiple asymmetric organocatalytic events into one sequence is the intrinsic requirement for enantioenrichment in the second induction cycle, as demonstrated by the enantioselectivities obtained throughout this study (>/=99% ee in all cases).

  3. Nickel-catalyzed enantioselective alkylative coupling of alkynes and aldehydes: synthesis of chiral allylic alcohols with tetrasubstituted olefins.

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    Yang, Yun; Zhu, Shou-Fei; Zhou, Chang-Yue; Zhou, Qi-Lin

    2008-10-29

    A highly efficient nickel-catalyzed asymmetric alkylative coupling of alkynes, aldehydes, and dimethylzinc has been realized by using bulky spirobiindane phosphoramidite ligands, affording allylic alcohols with a tetrasubstituted olefin functionality in high yields, high regioselectivities, and excellent enantioselectivities.

  4. Enantioselective Conjugate Allylation of Cyclic Enones

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    Taber, Douglass F.; Gerstenhaber, David A.; Berry, James F.

    2011-01-01

    Enantioselective organocatalytic 1,2-allylation of a cyclic enone followed by anionic oxy-Cope rearrangement delivered the ketone as a mixture of diastereomers. This appears to be a general method for the net enantioselective conjugate allylation of cyclic enones. PMID:21830779

  5. CO2-Mediated Formation of Chiral Carbamates from meso-Epoxides via Polycarbonate Intermediates.

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    Liu, Ye; Ren, Wei-Min; He, Ke-Ke; Zhang, Wen-Zhen; Li, Wen-Bing; Wang, Meng; Lu, Xiao-Bing

    2016-10-07

    Carbon dioxide has attracted broad interest as a renewable C1 feedstock for efficient transformation into value-added organic chemicals; nevertheless, far less attention was paid to its stereochemically controlled catalytic fixation/conversion processes. Here, we report a new strategy for the selective synthesis of chiral carbamates from carbon dioxide via polycarbonate intermediates, which are formed by the desymmetric copolymerization of meso-epoxides using enantiopure dinuclear Co(III) catalyst systems with 99% enantioselectivity. Subsequent degradation reaction of the resultant polycarbonates with various primary or secondary amine nucleophiles can afford optically active carbamates, with the complete configuration retention of the two chiral carbon centers. Our accomplishment reported here opens up a new route to prepare a wide range of CO2-based carbamate scaffolds with excellent yields and 99% enantiomeric excess.

  6. A Concise and Highly Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-anti- and (-)-syn-Mefloquine Hydrochloride: Definitive Absolute Stereochemical Assignment of the Mefloquines.

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    Rastelli, Ettore J; Coltart, Don M

    2015-11-16

    A concise asymmetric (>99:1 e.r.) total synthesis of (+)-anti- and (-)-syn-mefloquine hydrochloride from a common intermediate is described. The key asymmetric transformation is a Sharpless dihydroxylation of an olefin that is accessed in three steps from commercially available materials. The Sharpless-derived diol is converted into either a trans or cis epoxide, and these are subsequently converted into (+)-anti- and (-)-syn-mefloquine, respectively. The synthetic (+)-anti- and (-)-syn-mefloquine samples were derivatized with (S)-(+)-mandelic acid tert-butyldimethylsilyl ether, and a crystal structure of each derivative was obtained. These are the first X-ray structures for mefloquine derivatives that were obtained by coupling to a known chiral, nonracemic compound, and provide definitive confirmation of the absolute stereochemistry of (+)-anti- as well as (-)-syn-mefloquine.

  7. Direct Epoxidation of Propylene over Stabilized Cu+ Surface Sites on Ti Modified Cu2O

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    Yang, X.; Kattel, S.; Xiong, K.; Mudiyanselage, K.; Rykov, S.; Senanayake, S. D.; Rodriguez, J. A.; Liu, P.; Stacchiola, D. J.; Chen, J. G.

    2015-07-17

    Direct propylene epoxidation by O2 is a challenging reaction because of the strong tendency for complete combustion. Results from the current study demonstrate the feasibility to tune the epoxidation selectivity by generating highly dispersed and stabilized Cu+ active sites in a TiCuOx mixed oxide. The TiCuOx surface anchors the key surface intermediate, oxametallacycle, leading to higher selectivity for epoxidation of propylene.

  8. Epoxidized natural rubber: Exploring the potential of an old elastomer

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    Mascia, Leno; Russo, Pietro; Lavorgna, Marino; Verdolotti, Letizia; Clarke, Jane; Vignali, Adriano; Acierno, Domenico

    2014-05-01

    A study was carried out to evaluate the efficiency of dodecyl succinic anhydride as a curing agent for a commercial grade of natural rubber that had been epoxidized to approximately 50 %mol (ENR50). It was shown that the maximum achievable gel content for this system is about 87 - 88 %wt due to the presence of non-functionalized species. The incorporation of unmodified natural rubber in the mix reduced the gel content in direct correlation with the dilution of the epoxidized component. Mixing the system, even under "mild" thermal conditions induces rapid gelation due to the high functionality of ENR50. The catalytic effect of N,N-Dimethylbenzylamine was confirmed by both thermal analysis and the curometer evaluations. A quantitative analysis of the latter data has shown that mixing under severe conditions can lead to an increase in reactivity in the subsequent curing step.

  9. Toluene Monooxygenase-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Alkenes

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    McClay, Kevin; Fox, Brian G.; Steffan, Robert J.

    2000-01-01

    Several toluene monooxygenase-producing organisms were tested for their ability to oxidize linear alkenes and chloroalkenes three to eight carbons long. Each of the wild-type organisms degraded all of the alkenes that were tested. Epoxides were produced during the oxidation of butene, butadiene, and pentene but not hexene or octadiene. A strain of Escherichia coli expressing the cloned toluene-4-monooxygenase (T4MO) of Pseudomonas mendocina KR1 was able to oxidize butene, butadiene, pentene, and hexene but not octadiene, producing epoxides from all of the substrates that were oxidized. A T4MO-deficient variant of P. mendocina KR1 oxidized alkenes that were five to eight carbons long, but no epoxides were detected, suggesting the presence of multiple alkene-degrading enzymes in this organism. The alkene oxidation rates varied widely (ranging from 0.01 to 0.33 μmol of substrate/min/mg of cell protein) and were specific for each organism-substrate pair. The enantiomeric purity of the epoxide products also varied widely, ranging from 54 to >90% of a single epoxide enantiomer. In the absence of more preferred substrates, such as toluene or alkenes, the epoxides underwent further toluene monooxygenase-catalyzed transformations, forming products that were not identified. PMID:10788354

  10. Enantioselective Hydrolysis of Amino Acid Esters Promoted by Bis(β-cyclodextrin) Copper Complexes

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    Xue, Shan-Shan; Zhao, Meng; Ke, Zhuo-Feng; Cheng, Bei-Chen; Su, Hua; Cao, Qian; Cao, Zhen-Kun; Wang, Jun; Ji, Liang-Nian; Mao, Zong-Wan

    2016-02-01

    It is challenging to create artificial catalysts that approach enzymes with regard to catalytic efficiency and selectivity. The enantioselective catalysis ranks the privileged characteristic of enzymatic transformations. Here, we report two pyridine-linked bis(β-cyclodextrin) (bisCD) copper(II) complexes that enantioselectively hydrolyse chiral esters. Hydrolytic kinetic resolution of three pairs of amino acid ester enantiomers (S1–S3) at neutral pH indicated that the “back-to-back” bisCD complex CuL1 favoured higher catalytic efficiency and more pronounced enantioselectivity than the “face-to-face” complex CuL2. The best enantioselectivity was observed for N-Boc-phenylalanine 4-nitrophenyl ester (S2) enantiomers promoted by CuL1, which exhibited an enantiomer selectivity of 15.7. We observed preferential hydrolysis of L-S2 by CuL1, even in racemic S2, through chiral high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). We demonstrated that the enantioselective hydrolysis was related to the cooperative roles of the intramolecular flanking chiral CD cavities with the coordinated copper ion, according to the results of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), inhibition experiments, rotating-frame nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy (ROESY), and theoretical calculations. Although the catalytic parameters lag behind the level of enzymatic transformation, this study confirms the cooperative effect of the first and second coordination spheres of artificial catalysts in enantioselectivity and provides hints that may guide future explorations of enzyme mimics.

  11. Identification of enantioselective extractants for chiral separation of amines and aminoalcohols.

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    Steensma, Maartje; Kuipers, Norbert J M; De Haan, André B; Kwant, Gerard

    2006-05-15

    The major obstacle for the introduction of fractional reactive extraction as a chiral separation method in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries is the lack of versatile enantioselective extractants. Therefore, a rational approach is developed to transfer the extensive knowledge of chiral selectors reported in the literature on chiral recognition and other chiral separation techniques to extraction. Based on a similarity in separation mechanisms, it was expected that chiral selectors originating from a technique in which chiral recognition takes place in the liquid phase are most likely to function as enantioselective extractant. Using this approach, a selection of promising extractants was made from the literature and experimentally evaluated for the enantioseparation of aminoalcohols and amines. As a result, four enantioselective extractant systems, namely, dibutyl-L-tartrate with boric acid, N-(2-hydroxydodecyl)-L-hydroxyproline Cu(II) complex, N-dodecyl-L-hydroxyproline Cu(II) complex, and azophenolic crown ether, have been identified. The azophenolic crown ether system performed the best and demonstrated an enantioselectivity between 1.3-5.0 for five out of six test compounds. Identification of the enantioselective extractant systems was highly facilitated by the developed rational transfer approach that, although partially qualitative, appeared capable of reducing more than 50 encountered candidates to only three promising systems for further experimental evaluation. Therefore, it is expected that this approach can be successfully applied to identify enantioselective extractants for other classes of enantiomers as well.

  12. Enantioselective biotransformations of nitriles in organic synthesis.

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    Wang, Mei-Xiang

    2015-03-17

    The hydration and hydrolysis of nitriles are valuable synthetic methods used to prepare carboxamides and carboxylic acids. However, chemical hydration and hydrolysis of nitriles involve harsh reaction conditions, have low selectivity, and generate large amounts of waste. Therefore, researchers have confined the scope of these reactions to simple nitrile substrates. However, biological transformations of nitriles are highly efficient, chemoselective, and environmentally benign, which has led synthetic organic chemists and biotechologists to study these reactions in detail over the last two decades. In nature, biological systems degrade nitriles via two distinct pathways: nitrilases catalyze the direct hydrolysis of nitriles to afford carboxylic acids with release of ammonia, and nitrile hydratases catalyze the conversion of nitriles into carboxamides, which then furnish carboxylic acids via hydrolysis in the presence of amidases. Researchers have subsequently developed biocatalytic methods into useful industrial processes for the manufacture of commodity chemicals, including acrylamide. Since the late 1990s, research by my group and others has led to enormous progress in the understanding and application of enantioselective biotransformations of nitriles in organic synthesis. In this Account, I summarize the important advances in enantioselective biotransformations of nitriles and amides, with a primary focus on research from my laboratory. I describe microbial whole-cell-catalyzed kinetic resolution of various functionalized nitriles, amino- and hydroxynitriles, and nitriles that contain small rings and the desymmetrization of prochiral and meso dinitriles and diamides. I also demonstrate how we can apply the biocatalytic protocol to synthesize natural products and bioactive compounds. These nitrile biotransformations offer an attractive and unique protocol for the enantioselective synthesis of polyfunctionalized organic compounds that are not readily obtainable by

  13. Development of catalysts and ligands for enantioselective gold catalysis.

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    Wang, Yi-Ming; Lackner, Aaron D; Toste, F Dean

    2014-03-18

    During the past decade, the use of Au(I) complexes for the catalytic activation of C-C π-bonds has been investigated intensely. Over this time period, the development of homogeneous gold catalysis has been extraordinarily rapid and has yielded a host of mild and selective methods for the formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds. The facile formation of new bonds facilitated by gold naturally led to efforts toward rendering these transformations enantioselective. In this Account, we survey the development of catalysts and ligands for enantioselective gold catalysis by our research group as well as related work by others. We also discuss some of our strategies to address the challenges of enantioselective gold(I) catalysis. Early on, our work with enantioselective gold-catalyzed transformations focused on bis(phosphinegold) complexes derived from axially chiral scaffolds. Although these complexes were highly successful in some reactions like cyclopropanation, the careful choice of the weakly coordinating ligand (or counterion) was necessary to obtain high levels of enantioselectivity for the case of allene hydroamination. These counterion effects led us to use the anion itself as a source of chirality, which was successful in the case of allene hydroalkoxylation. In general, these tactics enhance the steric influence around the reactive gold center beyond the two-coordinate ligand environment. The use of binuclear complexes allowed us to use the second gold center and its associated ligand (or counterion) to exert a further steric influence. In a similar vein, we employed a chiral anion (in place of or in addition to a chiral ligand) to move the chiral information closer to the reactive center. In order to expand the scope of reactions amenable to enantioselective gold catalysis to cycloadditions and other carbocyclization processes, we also developed a new class of mononuclear phosphite and phosphoramidite ligands to supplement the previously widely

  14. Divergent Reactivity via Cobalt Catalysis: An Epoxide Olefination.

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    Jamieson, Megan L; Hume, Paul A; Furkert, Daniel P; Brimble, Margaret A

    2016-02-05

    Cobalt salts exert an unexpected and profound influence on the reactivity of epoxides with dimethylsulfoxonium methylide. In the presence of a cobalt catalyst, conditions for epoxide to an oxetane ring expansion instead deliver homoallylic alcohol products, corresponding to a two-carbon epoxide homologation/ring-opening tandem process. The observed reactivity change appears to be specifically due to cobalt salts and is broadly applicable to a variety of epoxides, retaining the initial stereochemistry. This transformation also provides operationally simple access to enantiopure homoallylic alcohols from chiral epoxides without use of organometallic reagents. Tandem epoxidation-homologation of aldehydes in a single step is also demonstrated.

  15. Guide to Enantioselective Dirhodium(II)-Catalyzed Cyclopropanation with Aryldiazoacetates

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    Chepiga, Kathryn M.; Qin, Changming; Alford, Joshua S.; Chennamadhavuni, Spandan; Gregg, Timothy M.; Olson, Jeremy P.

    2013-01-01

    Catalytic enantioselective methods for the generation of cyclopropanes has been of longstanding pharmaceutical interest. Chiral dirhodium(II) catalysts prove to be an effective means for the generation of diverse cyclopropane libraries. Rh2(R-DOSP)4 is generaally the most effective catalyst for asymmetric intermolecular cyclopropanation of methyl aryldiazoacetates with styrene. Rh2(S-PTAD)4 provides high levels of enantioinduction with ortho-substituted aryldiazoacetates. The less-established Rh2(R-BNP)4 plays a complementary role to Rh2(R-DOSP)4 and Rh2(S-PTAD)4 in catalyzing highly enantioselective cyclopropanation of 3- methoxy-substituted aryldiazoacetates. Substitution on the styrene has only moderate influence on the asymmetric induction of the cyclopropanation. PMID:24273349

  16. Guide to Enantioselective Dirhodium(II)-Catalyzed Cyclopropanation with Aryldiazoacetates.

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    Chepiga, Kathryn M; Qin, Changming; Alford, Joshua S; Chennamadhavuni, Spandan; Gregg, Timothy M; Olson, Jeremy P; Davies, Huw M L

    2013-07-08

    Catalytic enantioselective methods for the generation of cyclopropanes has been of longstanding pharmaceutical interest. Chiral dirhodium(II) catalysts prove to be an effective means for the generation of diverse cyclopropane libraries. Rh2(R-DOSP)4 is generaally the most effective catalyst for asymmetric intermolecular cyclopropanation of methyl aryldiazoacetates with styrene. Rh2(S-PTAD)4 provides high levels of enantioinduction with ortho-substituted aryldiazoacetates. The less-established Rh2(R-BNP)4 plays a complementary role to Rh2(R-DOSP)4 and Rh2(S-PTAD)4 in catalyzing highly enantioselective cyclopropanation of 3- methoxy-substituted aryldiazoacetates. Substitution on the styrene has only moderate influence on the asymmetric induction of the cyclopropanation.

  17. Enantioselective hydrolyzation and photolyzation of dufulin in water

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    2013-01-01

    Background Dufulin is a novel, highly effective antiviral agent that activatives systemic acquired resistance of plants. This compound is widely used in China to prevent and control viral diseases in tobacco, vegetable and rice. Dufulin can treat plants infected by the tobacco mosaic virus and the cucumber mosaic virus. However, the achiral analysis and residue determination of dufulin remain underdeveloped because of its high enantioselectivity rates and high control costs. The enantioselectivity of an antiviral compound is an important factor that should be considered when studying the effect of chiral pesticides on the environment. The enantioselective degradation of dufulin in water remains an important objective in pesticide science. Results The configuration of dufulin enantiomers was determined in this study based on its circular dichroism spectra. The S-(+)-dufulin and R-(−)-dufulin enantiomers were separated and identified using an amylose tris-(3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) chiral column by normal phase high-performance liquid chromatography. The degradation of the rac-dufulin racemate and its separate enantiomers complied with first-order reaction kinetics and demonstrated acceptable linearity. The enantioselective photolysis of rac-dufulin allowed for the faster degradation of R-(−)-dufulin, as compared with S-(+)-dufulin. However, S-(+)-dufulin was hydrolyzed faster than its antipode. Conclusion The photolysation and hydrolyzation of dufulin in water samples normally complied with the first-order kinetics and demonstrated acceptable linearity (R2>0.66). A preferential photolysation of the R-(−)-enantiomer was observed in water samples. Moreover, the S-(+)-enantiomer was hydrolyzed faster than its antipode. PMID:23680125

  18. Bimorpholine-mediated enantioselective intramolecular and intermolecular aldol condensation.

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    Kanger, Tõnis; Kriis, Kadri; Laars, Marju; Kailas, Tiiu; Müürisepp, Aleksander-Mati; Pehk, Tõnis; Lopp, Margus

    2007-07-06

    Monosalts of N-substituted bimorpholine derivatives are efficient organocatalysts in intramolecular and intermolecular aldol reactions. The properties of the catalysts can be tuned either by the selection of an appropriate acid for the salt formation or by the change of a substituent at the nitrogen atom. In aldol condensation, i-Pr-substituted bimorpholine is the most stereoselective catalyst affording products in high yield with enantioselectivities up to 95% ee.

  19. Gold(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Ring Expansion of Allenylcyclopropanols

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    Kleinbeck, Florian; Toste, F. Dean

    2009-01-01

    The asymmetric gold(I)-catalyzed ring expansion of 1-allenylcyclopropanols is described. The method provides synthetically valuable cyclobutanones with a vinyl-substituted quaternary stereogenic center in high enantioselectivities and yields. The method shows a broad substrate scope, tolerating protected alcohols and amines, alkenes, unsaturated esters and acetals. The reaction is easily adjustable to large scale synthesis, leading to product formation without significant loss of selectivity or yield with only 0.5 mol% catalyst loading. PMID:19530649

  20. Enantioselective β-Protonation by a Cooperative Catalysis Strategy.

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    Wang, Michael H; Cohen, Daniel T; Schwamb, C Benjamin; Mishra, Rama K; Scheidt, Karl A

    2015-05-13

    An enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed β-protonation through the orchestration of three distinct organocatalysts has been developed. This cooperative catalyst system enhances both yield and selectivity, compared to only the NHC-catalyzed process. This new method allows for the efficient conversion of a large scope of aryl-oxobutenoates to highly enantioenriched succinate derivatives and demonstrates the benefits of combining different activation modes in organocatalysis.

  1. Biochemical and structural characterization of recombinant short-chain NAD(H)-dependent dehydrogenase/reductase from Sulfolobus acidocaldarius highly enantioselective on diaryl diketone benzil.

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    Pennacchio, Angela; Sannino, Vincenzo; Sorrentino, Giosuè; Rossi, Mosè; Raia, Carlo A; Esposito, Luciana

    2013-05-01

    The gene encoding a novel alcohol dehydrogenase that belongs to the short-chain dehydrogenases/reductases superfamily was identified in the aerobic thermoacidophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius strain DSM 639. The saadh2 gene was heterologously overexpressed in Escherichia coli, and the resulting protein (SaADH2) was purified to homogeneity and both biochemically and structurally characterized. The crystal structure of the SaADH2 NADH-bound form reveals that the enzyme is a tetramer consisting of identical 27,024-Da subunits, each composed of 255 amino acids. The enzyme has remarkable thermophilicity and thermal stability, displaying activity at temperatures up to 80 °C and a 30-min half-inactivation temperature of ∼88 °C. It also shows good tolerance to common organic solvents and a strict requirement for NAD(H) as the coenzyme. SaADH2 displays a preference for the reduction of alicyclic, bicyclic and aromatic ketones and α-ketoesters, but is poorly active on aliphatic, cyclic and aromatic alcohols, showing no activity on aldehydes. Interestingly, the enzyme catalyses the asymmetric reduction of benzil to (R)-benzoin with both excellent conversion (98 %) and optical purity (98 %) by way of an efficient in situ NADH-recycling system involving a second thermophilic ADH. The crystal structure of the binary complex SaADH2-NADH, determined at 1.75 Å resolution, reveals details of the active site providing hints on the structural basis of the enzyme enantioselectivity.

  2. Enantioselective Ring-Cleavage of meso- Epoxides with beta-Halodiisopinocampheylboranes.

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    1988-04-26

    J_ ______ NoQol 4-86-K-0547 Bc. ADDRESS (City, State, and ZIP code) 10. SOURCE OF FUNDING NUMBERS PROGRAM PROJECT ITASK WORK UNIT 800 North Quincy...enantiorners of which are readily available from either (+)- or (-)-ax- pinene . First we examined the reaction between cyclohexene oxide and dlpc 2 BX...the superscript "d" indicates that the reagent is derived from (+)-ot- pinene ) under various conditions, i.e, temperature, solvent and molarity. Due to

  3. Enantioselective Ring-Cleavage of meso- Epoxides with beta-Halodiisopinocampheylboranes.

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    1988-05-17

    BETA -HALODII~V SO NCL)PDE VLA FAET N BETA HALODIISOPINOC C)PDE V AF AYETTE INfl RICHRRD B IETHERILL LAB N N JOSH! ET AL. 17 NAY 8S UNLSIFIED TR-3...ORGANIZATION j(if applicable) Office of Naval Research ________NOOl 4-86-K-0547 8 c. ADDRESS (City, State, and ZIP Code) 10. SOURCE OF FUNDING NUMBERS...either (+)- or (-)-ct- pinene . First we examined the reaction between cyclohexene oxide and dlpc 2 BX (the superscript "d" indicates that the reagent

  4. Enantioselective Nanoporous Carbon Based on Chiral Ionic Liquids.

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    Fuchs, Ido; Fechler, Nina; Antonietti, Markus; Mastai, Yitzhak

    2016-01-04

    One of the greatest challenges in modern chemical processing is to achieve enantiospecific control in chemical reactions using chiral media such as chiral mesoporous materials. Herein, we describe a novel and effective synthetic pathway for the preparation of enantioselective nanoporous carbon, based on chiral ionic liquids (CILs). CILs of phenylalanine (CIL(Phe)) are used as precursors for the carbonization of chiral mesoporous carbon. We employ circular dichroism spectroscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), and chronoamperometry in order to demonstrate the chiral nature of the mesoporous carbon. The approach presented in this paper is highly significant for the development of a new type of chiral porous materials for enantioselective chemistry. In addition, it contributes significantly to our understanding of the structure and nature of chiral nanoporous materials and surfaces.

  5. Enantioselective α-Arylation of Ketones with Aryl Triflates Catalyzed by Difluorphos Complexes of Palladium and Nickel

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    Liao, Xuebin; Weng, Zhiqiang; Hartwig, John F.

    2008-01-01

    The asymmetric α-arylation of ketones with aryl triflates is described, and the use of this electrophile with nickel and palladium catalysts containing a segphos derivative increases substantially the scope of highly enantioselective arylations of ketone enolates. The combination of aryl triflates as reactant, difluorphos as ligand, palladium catalysts for reactions of electron-neutral to (or) electron-rich aryl triflates, and nickel catalysts for reactions of electron-poor aryl triflates led to a series of α-arylations of tetralone, indanone, cyclopentanone, and cyclohexanone derivatives with electron-rich and electron poor aryl electrophiles. Enantioselectivities ranged from 70–98% with ten examples over 90%. Systematic studies on these α-arylations have revealed a number of factors that affect enantioselectivity. Ligands containing biaryl backbones with small dihedral angles generate catalysts that react with higher enantioselectivity than related ligands with larger dihedral angles. In addition, faster rates for reactions of aryl triflates vs those for reactions of aryl bromides allow the α-arylations of aryl triflates to be conducted at lower temperatures, and this lower temperature improves enantioselectivity. Finally, studies that compare the enantioselectivities of catalytic reactions to those of stoichiometric reactions of isolated [(segphos)Pd(Ar)(Br)], [(segphos)Pd(Ar)(I)] and [(segphos)Ni(C6H4-4-CN)Br] suggest that catalyst decomposition affects enantioselectivity. PMID:18076166

  6. Enantioselective α-Hydroxylation by Modified Salen-Zirconium(IV)-Catalyzed Oxidation of β-Keto Esters.

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    Yang, Fan; Zhao, Jingnan; Tang, Xiaofei; Zhou, Guangli; Song, Wangze; Meng, Qingwei

    2017-02-03

    The highly enantioselective α-hydroxylation of β-keto esters using cumene hydroperoxide (CHP) as the oxidant was realized by a chiral (1S,2S)-cyclohexanediamine backbone salen-zirconium(IV) complex as the catalyst. A variety of corresponding chiral α-hydroxy β-keto esters were obtained in excellent yields (up to 99%) and enantioselectivities (up to 98% ee). The zirconium-catalyzed enantioselective α-hydroxylation of β-keto esters was scalable, and the zirconium catalyst was recyclable. The reaction can be performed in gram scale, and corresponding chiral products were acquired in 95% yield and 99% ee.

  7. Enantioselective rhodium-catalyzed arylation of cyclic N-sulfamidate alkylketimines: a new access to chiral β-alkyl-β-aryl amino alcohols.

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    Chen, Ya-Jing; Chen, Ya-Heng; Feng, Chen-Guo; Lin, Guo-Qiang

    2014-06-20

    The enantioselective rhodium-catalyzed 1,2-addition of arylboronates to cyclic N-sulfamidate alkylketimines was developed. With a rhodium/diene complex as catalyst, high enantioselectivity and broad functional group tolerance were observed. The resulting sulfamidates can easily be converted into chiral β-alkyl-β-aryl amino alcohols.

  8. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Hydroxyketones through a Friedel-Crafts Reaction of Naphthols and Activated Phenols with Aryl- and Alkylglyoxal Hydrates.

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    Vila, Carlos; Quintero, Lucia; Blay, Gonzalo; Muñoz, M Carmen; Pedro, José R

    2016-11-04

    An efficient organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of α-hydroxyketones has been developed. Quinine-derived thiourea catalyzed the enantioselective Friedel-Crafts alkylation of naphthols and activated phenols with aryl- and alkylglyoxal hydrates, providing the corresponding chiral α-hydroxyketones with high yields (up to 97%) and excellent enantioselectivities (up to 99% ee).

  9. Enantioselective addition of phenylacetylene to N-aryl arylimines catalyzed by Cu(II)-pyridine containing N-tosylatedaminoimine ligand complex.

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    Liu, Bao; Zhong, Yao; Li, Xingshu

    2009-06-01

    Chiral tridentate N-tosylated pyridine-containing ligands were prepared and used in the Cu(II)-catalyzed enantioselective addition of phenylacetylene to N-aryl arylimines. Moderate to high enantioselectivities (up to 95% ee) were obtained in very mild reaction conditions.

  10. Organocatalytic enantioselective decarboxylative reaction of malonic acid half thioesters with cyclic N-sulfonyl ketimines by using N-heteroarenesulfonyl cinchona alkaloid amides.

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    Nakamura, Shuichi; Sano, Masahide; Toda, Ayaka; Nakane, Daisuke; Masuda, Hideki

    2015-03-02

    The organocatalytic enantioselective decarboxylative Mannich reaction of malonic acid half thioesters (MAHTs) with cyclic N-sulfonyl ketimines by using N-heteroarenesulfonyl cinchona alkaloid amides afforded products with high enantioselectivity. Both enantiomers of the products could be obtained by using pseudoenantiomeric chiral catalysts. The reaction proceeds through a nucleophilic addition of the MAHTs to the ketimines prior to decarboxylation.

  11. Phosphine-Catalyzed Enantioselective [2+4] Cycloaddition to Synthesize Pyrrolidin-2-one Fused Dihydropyrans Using α-Substituted Allenoates as C2 Synthons.

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    Wang, Chang; Jia, Hao; Zhang, Cheng; Gao, Zhenzhen; Zhou, Leijie; Yuan, Chunhao; Xiao, Yumei; Guo, Hongchao

    2017-01-06

    A bifunctional phosphine-catalyzed highly enantioselective [2+4] cycloaddition of α-substituted allenoates with (E)-1-benzyl-4-olefinicpyrrolidine-2,3-diones has been achieved, giving pyrrolidin-2-one fused dihydropyran derivatives in moderate to good yields with excellent enantioselectivities (up to 98% ee). This reaction provides a useful catalytic asymmetric access to dihydropyran structural motifs.

  12. Enantioselective environmental toxicology of chiral pesticides.

    PubMed

    Ye, Jing; Zhao, Meirong; Niu, Lili; Liu, Weiping

    2015-03-16

    The enantioselective environmental toxic effect of chiral pesticides is becoming more important. As the industry develops, increasing numbers of chiral insecticides and herbicides will be introduced into use, potentially posing toxic effects on nontarget living beings. Chiral pesticides, including herbicides such as acylanilides, phenoxypropanoic acids, and imidazolinones, and insecticides such as synthetic pyrethroids, organophosphates, and DDT often behave enantioselectively during agricultural use. These compounds also pose unpredictable enantioselective ecological threats to nontarget living beings and/or humans, affecting the food chain and entire ecosystems. Thus, to investigate the enantioselective toxic effects of chiral insecticides and herbicides is necessary during environmental protection. The environmental toxicology of chiral pesticides, especially the findings obtained from studies conducted in our laboratory during the past 10 years, is reviewed.

  13. ENANTIOSELECTIVITY IN THE BIODEGRADATION OF PCB ATROPISOMERS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Microcosms inoculated with sediment from two locations in a contaminated reservoir, Lake Hartwell, SC, USA, degraded certain PCB atropisomers enantioselectively while other atropisomers were degraded in racemic proportions. The microcosms were spiked with either 234-236 PCB (PCB...

  14. 40 CFR 721.10233 - Linear alkyl epoxide (generic).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Linear alkyl epoxide (generic). 721... Substances § 721.10233 Linear alkyl epoxide (generic). (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as linear alkyl epoxide (PMN...

  15. 40 CFR 721.10233 - Linear alkyl epoxide (generic).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Linear alkyl epoxide (generic). 721... Substances § 721.10233 Linear alkyl epoxide (generic). (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as linear alkyl epoxide (PMN...

  16. 40 CFR 721.10233 - Linear alkyl epoxide (generic).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Linear alkyl epoxide (generic). 721... Substances § 721.10233 Linear alkyl epoxide (generic). (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as linear alkyl epoxide (PMN...

  17. 40 CFR 721.2675 - Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name... Substances § 721.2675 Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name). (a) Chemical substances and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as perfluoroalkyl epoxide (PMN P...

  18. 40 CFR 721.2675 - Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name... Substances § 721.2675 Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name). (a) Chemical substances and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as perfluoroalkyl epoxide (PMN P...

  19. 40 CFR 721.2675 - Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name... Substances § 721.2675 Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name). (a) Chemical substances and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as perfluoroalkyl epoxide (PMN P...

  20. 40 CFR 721.2675 - Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name... Substances § 721.2675 Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name). (a) Chemical substances and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as perfluoroalkyl epoxide (PMN P...

  1. 40 CFR 721.2675 - Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name... Substances § 721.2675 Perfluoroalkyl epoxide (generic name). (a) Chemical substances and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as perfluoroalkyl epoxide (PMN P...

  2. 21 CFR 172.723 - Epoxidized soybean oil.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Epoxidized soybean oil. 172.723 Section 172.723... CONSUMPTION Other Specific Usage Additives § 172.723 Epoxidized soybean oil. Epoxidized soybean oil may be... reacting soybean oil in toluene with hydrogen peroxide and formic acid. (b) It meets the following...

  3. 21 CFR 172.723 - Epoxidized soybean oil.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Epoxidized soybean oil. 172.723 Section 172.723....723 Epoxidized soybean oil. Epoxidized soybean oil may be safely used in accordance with the following prescribed conditions: (a) The additive is prepared by reacting soybean oil in toluene with hydrogen peroxide...

  4. 21 CFR 172.723 - Epoxidized soybean oil.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Epoxidized soybean oil. 172.723 Section 172.723... CONSUMPTION Other Specific Usage Additives § 172.723 Epoxidized soybean oil. Epoxidized soybean oil may be... reacting soybean oil in toluene with hydrogen peroxide and formic acid. (b) It meets the following...

  5. 21 CFR 172.723 - Epoxidized soybean oil.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Epoxidized soybean oil. 172.723 Section 172.723... CONSUMPTION Other Specific Usage Additives § 172.723 Epoxidized soybean oil. Epoxidized soybean oil may be... reacting soybean oil in toluene with hydrogen peroxide and formic acid. (b) It meets the following...

  6. 21 CFR 172.723 - Epoxidized soybean oil.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Epoxidized soybean oil. 172.723 Section 172.723... CONSUMPTION Other Specific Usage Additives § 172.723 Epoxidized soybean oil. Epoxidized soybean oil may be... reacting soybean oil in toluene with hydrogen peroxide and formic acid. (b) It meets the following...

  7. 40 CFR 721.2673 - Aromatic epoxide resin (generic).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Aromatic epoxide resin (generic). 721... Substances § 721.2673 Aromatic epoxide resin (generic). (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as aromatic epoxide resin (PMN P...

  8. 40 CFR 721.2673 - Aromatic epoxide resin (generic).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Aromatic epoxide resin (generic). 721... Substances § 721.2673 Aromatic epoxide resin (generic). (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as aromatic epoxide resin (PMN P...

  9. Enantiomerization and enantioselective bioaccumulation of metalaxyl in Tenebrio molitor larvae.

    PubMed

    Gao, Yongxin; Wang, Huili; Qin, Fang; Xu, Peng; Lv, Xiaotian; Li, Jianzhong; Guo, Baoyuan

    2014-02-01

    The enantiomerization and enantioselective bioaccumulation of metalaxyl by a single dose of exposure to Tenebrio molitor larvae under laboratory condition were studied by high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy (HPLC-MS/MS) based on a ChiralcelOD-3R [cellulosetris-tris-(3, 5-dichlorophenyl-carbamate)] column. Exposure of enantiopure R-metalaxyl and S-metalaxyl in Tenebrio molitor larvae exhibited significant enantiomerization, with formation of the R enantiomers from the S enantiomers, and vice versa, which might be attributed to the chiral pesticide catalyzed by a certain enzyme in Tenebrio molitor larvae. Enantiomerization was not observed in wheat bran during the period of 21 d. In addition, bioaccumulation of rac-metalaxyl in Tenebrio molitor larvae was enantioselective with a preferential accumulation of S-metalaxyl. These results showed that enantioselectivity was caused not only by actual degradation and metabolism but also by enantiomerization, which was an important process in the environmental fate and behavior of metalaxyl enantiomers. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  10. Heterogeneous reactions of epoxides in acidic media.

    PubMed

    Lal, Vinita; Khalizov, Alexei F; Lin, Yun; Galvan, Maria D; Connell, Brian T; Zhang, Renyi

    2012-06-21

    Epoxides have recently been identified as important intermediates in the gas phase oxidation of hydrocarbons, and their hydrolysis products have been observed in ambient aerosols. To evaluate the role of epoxides in the formation of secondary organic aerosols (SOA), the kinetics and mechanism of heterogeneous reactions of two model epoxides, isoprene oxide and α-pinene oxide, with sulfuric acid, ammonium bisulfate, and ammonium sulfate have been investigated using complementary experimental techniques. Kinetic experiments using a fast flow reactor coupled to an ion drift-chemical ionization mass spectrometer (ID-CIMS) show a fast irreversible loss of the epoxides with the uptake coefficients (γ) of (1.7 ± 0.1) × 10(-2) and (4.6 ± 0.3) × 10(-2) for isoprene oxide and α-pinene oxide, respectively, for 90 wt % H(2)SO(4) and at room temperature. Experiments using attenuated total reflection-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) reveal that diols are the major products in ammonium bisulfate and dilute H(2)SO(4) (<25 wt %) solutions for both epoxides. In concentrated H(2)SO(4) (>65 wt %), acetals are formed from isoprene oxide, whereas organosulfates are produced from α-pinene oxide. The reaction of the epoxides with ammonium sulfate is slow and no products are observed. The epoxide reactions using bulk samples and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy reveal the presence of diols as the major products for isoprene oxide, accompanied by aldehyde formation. For α-pinene oxide, organosulfate formation is observed with a yield increasing with the acidity. Large yields of organosulfates in all NMR experiments with α-pinene oxide are attributed to the kinetic isotope effect (KIE) from the use of deuterated sulfuric acid and water. Our results suggest that acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of epoxides results in the formation of a wide range of products, and some of the products have low volatility and contribute to SOA growth under ambient conditions

  11. Highly enantioselective synthesis of γ-, δ-, and ε-chiral 1-alkanols via Zr-catalyzed asymmetric carboalumination of alkenes (ZACA)-Cu- or Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling.

    PubMed

    Xu, Shiqing; Oda, Akimichi; Kamada, Hirofumi; Negishi, Ei-ichi

    2014-06-10

    Despite recent advances of asymmetric synthesis, the preparation of enantiomerically pure (≥99% ee) compounds remains a challenge in modern organic chemistry. We report here a strategy for a highly enantioselective (≥99% ee) and catalytic synthesis of various γ- and more-remotely chiral alcohols from terminal alkenes via Zr-catalyzed asymmetric carboalumination of alkenes (ZACA reaction)-Cu- or Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling. ZACA-in situ oxidation of tert-butyldimethylsilyl (TBS)-protected ω-alkene-1-ols produced both (R)- and (S)-α,ω-dioxyfunctional intermediates (3) in 80-88% ee, which were readily purified to the ≥99% ee level by lipase-catalyzed acetylation through exploitation of their high selectivity factors. These α,ω-dioxyfunctional intermediates serve as versatile synthons for the construction of various chiral compounds. Their subsequent Cu-catalyzed cross-coupling with various alkyl (primary, secondary, tertiary, cyclic) Grignard reagents and Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling with aryl and alkenyl halides proceeded smoothly with essentially complete retention of stereochemical configuration to produce a wide variety of γ-, δ-, and ε-chiral 1-alkanols of ≥99% ee. The MαNP ester analysis has been applied to the determination of the enantiomeric purities of δ- and ε-chiral primary alkanols, which sheds light on the relatively undeveloped area of determination of enantiomeric purity and/or absolute configuration of remotely chiral primary alcohols.

  12. Highly enantioselective synthesis of γ-, δ-, and ε-chiral 1-alkanols via Zr-catalyzed asymmetric carboalumination of alkenes (ZACA)–Cu- or Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling

    PubMed Central

    Xu, Shiqing; Oda, Akimichi; Kamada, Hirofumi; Negishi, Ei-ichi

    2014-01-01

    Despite recent advances of asymmetric synthesis, the preparation of enantiomerically pure (≥99% ee) compounds remains a challenge in modern organic chemistry. We report here a strategy for a highly enantioselective (≥99% ee) and catalytic synthesis of various γ- and more-remotely chiral alcohols from terminal alkenes via Zr-catalyzed asymmetric carboalumination of alkenes (ZACA reaction)–Cu- or Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling. ZACA–in situ oxidation of tert-butyldimethylsilyl (TBS)-protected ω-alkene-1-ols produced both (R)- and (S)-α,ω-dioxyfunctional intermediates (3) in 80–88% ee, which were readily purified to the ≥99% ee level by lipase-catalyzed acetylation through exploitation of their high selectivity factors. These α,ω-dioxyfunctional intermediates serve as versatile synthons for the construction of various chiral compounds. Their subsequent Cu-catalyzed cross-coupling with various alkyl (primary, secondary, tertiary, cyclic) Grignard reagents and Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling with aryl and alkenyl halides proceeded smoothly with essentially complete retention of stereochemical configuration to produce a wide variety of γ-, δ-, and ε-chiral 1-alkanols of ≥99% ee. The MαNP ester analysis has been applied to the determination of the enantiomeric purities of δ- and ε-chiral primary alkanols, which sheds light on the relatively undeveloped area of determination of enantiomeric purity and/or absolute configuration of remotely chiral primary alcohols. PMID:24912191

  13. Early postnatal treatment with soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor or 15-deoxy-Δ(12,14)-prostagandin J2 prevents prenatal dexamethasone and postnatal high saturated fat diet induced programmed hypertension in adult rat offspring.

    PubMed

    Lu, Pei-Chen; Sheen, Jiunn-Ming; Yu, Hong-Ren; Lin, Yu-Ju; Chen, Chih-Cheng; Tiao, Mao-Meng; Tsai, Ching-Chou; Huang, Li-Tung; Tain, You-Lin

    2016-07-01

    Prenatal dexamethasone (DEX) exposure, postnatal high-fat (HF) intake, and arachidonic acid pathway are closely related to hypertension. We tested whether a soluble epoxide hydrolase (SEH) inhibitor, 12-(3-adamantan-1-yl-ureido)-dodecanoic acid (AUDA) or 15-deoxy-Δ(12,14)-prostagandin J2 (15dPGJ2) therapy can rescue programmed hypertension in the DEX+HF two-hit model. Four groups of Sprague Dawley rats were studied: control, DEX+HF, AUDA, and 15dPGJ2. Dexamethasone (0.1mg/kg body weight) was intraperitoneally administered to pregnant rats from gestational day 16-22. Male offspring received high-fat diet (D12331, Research Diets) from weaning to 4 months of age. In AUDA group, mother rats received 25mg/L in drinking water during lactation. In the 15dPGJ2 group, male offspring received 15dPGJ2 1.5mg/kg BW by subcutaneous injection once daily for 1 week after birth. We found postnatal HF diet aggravated prenatal DEX-induced programmed hypertension, which was similarly prevented by early treatment with AUDA or 15dPGJ2. The beneficial effects of AUDA and 15d-PGJ2 therapy include inhibition of SEH, increases of renal angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) and angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) protein levels, and restoration of nitric oxide bioavailability. Better understanding of the impact of arachidonic acid pathway in the two-hit model will help prevent programmed hypertension in children exposed to corticosteroids and postnatal HF intake.

  14. Enantioselective Lewis acid-catalyzed Mukaiyama-Michael reactions of acyclic enones. Catalysis by allo-threonine-derived oxazaborolidinones.

    PubMed

    Wang, Xiaowei; Adachi, Shinya; Iwai, Hiroyoshi; Takatsuki, Hiroshi; Fujita, Katsuhiro; Kubo, Mikako; Oku, Akira; Harada, Toshiro

    2003-12-26

    allo-Threonine-derived O-aroyl-B-phenyl-N-tosyl-1,3,2-oxazaborolidin-5-ones 1g,n catalyze the asymmetric Mukaiyama-Michael reaction of acyclic enones with a trimethylsilyl ketene S,O-acetal in high enantioselectivity. A range of alkenyl methyl ketones is successfully employed as Michael acceptors affording ee values of 85-90% by using 10 mol % of the catalyst. The use of 2,6-diisopropylphenol and tert-butyl methyl ether as additives is found to be essential to achieve high enantioselectivity in these reactions. The effects of the additives are discussed in terms of the retardation of an Si(+)-catalyzed racemic pathway, which seriously deteriorates the enantioselectivity of asymmetric Mukaiyama-Michael reactions. A working model for asymmetric induction is proposed based on correlation between catalyst structures and enantioselectivities.

  15. Enantioselective amine α-functionalization via palladium catalyzed C–H arylation of thioamides

    PubMed Central

    Jain, Pankaj; Verma, Pritha; Xia, Guoqin; Yu, Jin-Quan

    2016-01-01

    Saturated aza-heterocycles are highly privileged building blocks that are commonly encountered in bioactive compounds and approved therapeutic agents. These N-heterocycles are also incorporated as chiral auxiliaries and ligands in asymmetric synthesis. As such, development of methods to functionalize the α-methylene C–H bonds of these systems enantioselectively is of great importance, especially in drug discovery. Currently, enantioselective lithiation with (–)-sparteine followed by Pd(0) catalyzed cross coupling to prepare α-arylated amines is largely limited to pyrrolidines. Here we report a Pd(II)-catalyzed enantioselective α-C–H coupling of a wide range of amines, including ethyl amines, azetidines, pyrrolidines, piperidines, azepanes, indolines, and tetrahydroisoquinolines. Chiral phosphoric acids are demonstrated as effective anionic ligands for the enantioselective coupling of methylene C–H bonds with aryl boronic acids. This catalytic reaction not only affords high enantioselectivities, but also provides exclusive regioselectivity in the presence of two methylene groups in different steric environments. PMID:28282045

  16. Enantioselective amine α-functionalization via palladium-catalysed C-H arylation of thioamides

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jain, Pankaj; Verma, Pritha; Xia, Guoqin; Yu, Jin-Quan

    2016-10-01

    Saturated aza-heterocycles are highly privileged building blocks that are commonly encountered in bioactive compounds and approved therapeutic agents. These N-heterocycles are also incorporated as chiral auxiliaries and ligands in asymmetric synthesis. As such, the development of methods to functionalize the α-methylene C-H bonds of these systems enantioselectively is of great importance, especially in drug discovery. Currently, enantioselective lithiation with (-)-sparteine followed by Pd(0) catalysed cross-coupling to prepare α-arylated amines is largely limited to pyrrolidines. Here we report a Pd(II)-catalysed enantioselective α-C-H coupling of a wide range of amines, which include ethyl amines, azetidines, pyrrolidines, piperidines, azepanes, indolines and tetrahydroisoquinolines. Chiral phosphoric acids are demonstrated as effective anionic ligands for the enantioselective coupling of methylene C-H bonds with aryl boronic acids. This catalytic reaction not only affords high enantioselectivities, but also provides exclusive regioselectivity in the presence of two methylene groups in different steric environments.

  17. Enantioselective amine α-functionalization via palladium-catalysed C-H arylation of thioamides

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jain, Pankaj; Verma, Pritha; Xia, Guoqin; Yu, Jin-Quan

    2017-02-01

    Saturated aza-heterocycles are highly privileged building blocks that are commonly encountered in bioactive compounds and approved therapeutic agents. These N-heterocycles are also incorporated as chiral auxiliaries and ligands in asymmetric synthesis. As such, the development of methods to functionalize the α-methylene C-H bonds of these systems enantioselectively is of great importance, especially in drug discovery. Currently, enantioselective lithiation with (-)-sparteine followed by Pd(0) catalysed cross-coupling to prepare α-arylated amines is largely limited to pyrrolidines. Here we report a Pd(II)-catalysed enantioselective α-C-H coupling of a wide range of amines, which include ethyl amines, azetidines, pyrrolidines, piperidines, azepanes, indolines and tetrahydroisoquinolines. Chiral phosphoric acids are demonstrated as effective anionic ligands for the enantioselective coupling of methylene C-H bonds with aryl boronic acids. This catalytic reaction not only affords high enantioselectivities, but also provides exclusive regioselectivity in the presence of two methylene groups in different steric environments.

  18. Increased silver activity for direct propylene epoxidation via subnanometer size effects.

    SciTech Connect

    Lei, Y.; Mehmood, F.; Lee, S.; Greeley, J. P.; Lee, B.; Seifert, S.; Winans, R. E.; Elam, J. E.; Meyer, R. J.; Redfern, P. C.; Teschner, D.; Schlogl, R.; Pellin, M. J.; Curtiss, L. A.; Vajda, S.; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago; Fritz-Haber Inst. der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft; Yale Univ.

    2010-04-09

    Production of the industrial chemical propylene oxide is energy-intensive and environmentally unfriendly. Catalysts based on bulk silver surfaces with direct propylene epoxidation by molecular oxygen have not resolved these problems because of substantial formation of carbon dioxide. We found that unpromoted, size-selected Ag{sub 3} clusters and {approx}3.5-nanometer Ag nanoparticles on alumina supports can catalyze this reaction with only a negligible amount of carbon dioxide formation and with high activity at low temperatures. Density functional calculations show that, relative to extended silver surfaces, oxidized silver trimers are more active and selective for epoxidation because of the open-shell nature of their electronic structure. The results suggest that new architectures based on ultrasmall silver particles may provide highly efficient catalysts for propylene epoxidation.

  19. Increased Silver Activity for Direct Propylene Epoxidation via Subnanometer Size Effects

    SciTech Connect

    Lei, Y.; Mehmood, Faisal; Lee, Sang Soo; Greeley, Jeffrey P.; Lee, Byeongdu; Seifert, Soenke; Winans, R. E.; Elam, J. W.; Meyer, R. J.; Redfern, Paul C.; Teschner, D.; Schlogl, Robert; Pellin, M. J.; Curtiss, Larry A.; Vajda, S.

    2010-04-09

    Production of the industrial chemical propylene oxide is energy-intensive and environmentally unfriendly. Catalysts based on bulk silver surfaces with direct propylene epoxidation by molecular oxygen have not resolved these problems because of substantial formation of carbon dioxide. We found that unpromoted, size-selected Ag3 clusters and ~3.5-nanometer Ag nanoparticles on alumina supports can catalyze this reaction with only a negligible amount of carbon dioxide formation and with high activity at low temperatures. Density functional calculations show that, relative to extended silver surfaces, oxidized silver trimers are more active and selective for epoxidation because of the open-shell nature of their electronic structure. The results suggest that new architectures based on ultrasmall silver particles may provide highly efficient catalysts for propylene epoxidation.

  20. Synthesis and physicochemical properties of epoxidized Tmp trioleate by in situ method

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Samidin, Salma; Salimon, Jumat

    2014-09-01

    Tmp trioleate was initially synthesized via esterification of trimetilolprapane and oleic acid (90%) using 1.5% of H2SO4 as a catalyst. The production of Tmp trioleate was observed at 98% (w/w). The iodine value of Tmp trioleate was analyzed for further reaction of epoxidation. Epoxide was important reaction as an intermediate for preparation of chemical modified lubricants from vegetable oils. Finding the best way of epoxidation process will give high quality for further modification of oil instead of reduce the cost and time for the preparation process during reaction of epoxidation. In this study, the epoxidation of unsaturation Tmp trioleate with peroxyformic acid generated in-situ from hydrogen peroxide 30% in H2O2 with formic acid was studied. 95% conversion to oxygen oxirane content (OOC) ring was obtained. The derivatization showed an improvement of the compound's oxidative stability evidenced from pressurized differential scanning calorimetry (PDSC) data which are 177°C to 200°C. Physicochemical properties showed increasing of temperature of flash point from 280°C to 300°C and viscosity index (VI) from 146 to 154. However, the pour point showed increasing temperature which was -58.81°C to -17.32°C. From the data obtained, these derivatives have shown better performance of lubricity properties. Overall, the data indicates that these performances are compatible to the commercial lubricants.

  1. Synthesis and physicochemical properties of epoxidized Tmp trioleate by in situ method

    SciTech Connect

    Samidin, Salma; Salimon, Jumat

    2014-09-03

    Tmp trioleate was initially synthesized via esterification of trimetilolprapane and oleic acid (90%) using 1.5% of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} as a catalyst. The production of Tmp trioleate was observed at 98% (w/w). The iodine value of Tmp trioleate was analyzed for further reaction of epoxidation. Epoxide was important reaction as an intermediate for preparation of chemical modified lubricants from vegetable oils. Finding the best way of epoxidation process will give high quality for further modification of oil instead of reduce the cost and time for the preparation process during reaction of epoxidation. In this study, the epoxidation of unsaturation Tmp trioleate with peroxyformic acid generated in-situ from hydrogen peroxide 30% in H{sub 2}O{sub 2} with formic acid was studied. 95% conversion to oxygen oxirane content (OOC) ring was obtained. The derivatization showed an improvement of the compound's oxidative stability evidenced from pressurized differential scanning calorimetry (PDSC) data which are 177°C to 200°C. Physicochemical properties showed increasing of temperature of flash point from 280°C to 300°C and viscosity index (VI) from 146 to 154. However, the pour point showed increasing temperature which was −58.81°C to −17.32°C. From the data obtained, these derivatives have shown better performance of lubricity properties. Overall, the data indicates that these performances are compatible to the commercial lubricants.

  2. Nazarov cyclization of divinyl and arylvinyl epoxides: application in the synthesis of resveratrol-based natural products.

    PubMed

    Sudhakar, Gangarajula; Satish, Kovela

    2015-04-20

    New variation in the Nazarov cyclization has been developed by preparing divinyl and arylvinyl epoxides as pentadienyl cation precursors for the first time. Highly substituted cyclopentadienes, hydrindienes, and indenes were synthesized to demonstrate the compatibility of this reaction with substrates bearing a variety of substitutions and having different types of epoxides. Application of this method in the synthesis of resveratrol-based natural products was also demonstrated. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Copper-Catalyzed Intramolecular Desymmetric Aryl C-O Coupling for the Enantioselective Construction of Chiral Dihydrobenzofurans and Dihydrobenzopyrans.

    PubMed

    Yang, Wenqiang; Liu, Yangyuan; Zhang, Shasha; Cai, Qian

    2015-07-20

    O-Heterocyclic structures such as 2,3-dihydrobenzofurans are key motifs in many natural compounds and pharmaceuticals. Enantioselective formation of chiral dihydrobenzofurans and analogues was achieved through a copper-catalyzed desymmetrization strategy with a chiral cyclic 1,2-diamine. A broad range of substrates are compatible with this Cu(I)-diamine catalytic system and afford the desired coupling products with chiral tertiary or quaternary carbon centers in high yields and good to excellent enantioselectivities under mild conditions.

  4. Enantioselective Diels-Alder reaction of 1,2-dihydropyridines with aldehydes using β-amino alcohol organocatalyst.

    PubMed

    Kohari, Yoshihito; Okuyama, Yuko; Kwon, Eunsang; Furuyama, Taniyuki; Kobayashi, Nagao; Otuki, Teppei; Kumagai, Jun; Seki, Chigusa; Uwai, Koji; Dai, Gang; Iwasa, Tatsuo; Nakano, Hiroto

    2014-10-17

    The enantioselective Diels-Alder reaction of 1,2-dihydropyridines with aldehydes using an easily prepared optically active β-amino alcohol catalyst was found to provide optically active isoquinuclidines, an efficient synthetic intermediate of pharmaceutically important compounds such as oseltamivir phosphate, with a satisfactory chemical yield and enantioselectivity (up to 96%, up to 98% ee). In addition, the obtained highly optically pure isoquinuclidine was easily converted to an optically active piperidine having four successive carbon centers.

  5. Alkene epoxidation employing metal nitro complexes

    DOEpatents

    Andrews, M.A.; Cheng, C.W.; Kelley, K.P.

    1982-07-15

    Process for converting alkenes to form epoxides utilizes transition metal nitro complexes of the formula: M(RCN)/sub 2/XNO/sub 2/ wherein M is palladium or platinum, R is an alkyl or aryl group containing up to 12 carbon atoms, and X is a monoanionic, monodentate ligand such as chlorine, optionally in the presence of molecular oxygen.

  6. Epoxidation of Methyl Oleate using Heterogeneous Catalyst

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    In this work we studied the catalytic activity of commercial alumina, and laboratory synthesized alumina doped with Lewis acid metals, in the epoxidation of methyl oleate with aqueous hydrogen peroxide. It was observed that the reaction yields increased when the amount of catalyst, the quantity of ...

  7. Electrospinning of magnetic cellulose tris-(4-methylbenzoate) microparticles for enantioselective adsorption of racemic drug.

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    Huang, Tengjun; Song, Peipei; Jiang, Li; Peng, Yan; Feng, Shun; Wang, Jide

    2016-07-01

    In this work, we introduce electrospinning to prepare magnetic enantioselective material for the first time. Multianalytical tools were used to characterize the resulted magnetic cellulose tris-(4-methylbenzoate) particles including transmission electron microscopy, SEM, FTIR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffractometer. Under the optimum conditions, the resulted particles were well-shaped sphere with a diameter range of 800 nm to 2 μm and high magnetic sensitivity. The enantioselectivity of the adsorbents was evaluated using racemic ibuprofen as a model drug; an e.e. value of -4.78% (where e.e. is enantiomeric excess) was achieved in a single adsorption stage. We hope that our finding provides an efficient and economical procedure for the preparation of magnetic enantioselective materials with high selectivity and reproducibility. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Enantioselective organocatalytic construction of pyrroloindolines by a cascade addition–cyclization strategy: Synthesis of (–)-flustramine B

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    Austin, Joel F.; Kim, Sung-Gon; Sinz, Christopher J.; Xiao, Wen-Jing; MacMillan, David W. C.

    2004-01-01

    Pyrroloindoline and bispyrroloindoline are a subclass of alkaloid structural motifs that commonly exhibit biological activity. An enantioselective organocatalytic approach to the synthesis of pyrroloindoline architecture is described. The addition–cyclization of tryptamines with α,β-unsaturated aldehydes in the presence of imidazolidinone catalysts 1 and 8 provides pyrroloindoline adducts in high yield and excellent enantioselectivities. This transformation is successful for a wide range of tryptamine and α,β-unsaturated aldehyde substrates. This amine-catalyzed sequence has been extended to the enantioselective construction of furanoindoline frameworks. Application of this pyrroloindoline-forming reaction to natural product synthesis has been accomplished in the context of the enantioselective synthesis of (–)-flustramine B. PMID:15067109

  9. Epoxidized natural rubber toughened aqueous resole type liquefied EFB resin: Physical and chemical characterization

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    Amran, Umar Adli; Zakaria, Sarani; Chia, Chin Hua

    2013-11-01

    A preliminary study on the reaction between aqueous resole type resinified liquefied palm oil empty fruit bunches fibres (RLEFB) with epoxidized natural rubber (ENR). Liquefaction of empty fruit bunches (EFB) is carried out at different ratio of phenol to EFB (P:EFB). Resole type phenolic resin is prepared using sodium hydroxide (NaOH) as the catalyst with the ratio of liquefied EFB (LEFB) to formaldehyde (LEFB:F) of 1:1.8. 50% epoxidation of epoxidized natural rubber (ENR-50) is used to react with resole resin by mixing with ENR with aqueous resole resin. The cured resin is characterized with FT-IR and SEM. Aqueous system have been found to be unsuitable medium in the reaction between resin and ENR. This system produced a highly porous product when RLEFB/ENR resin is cured.

  10. Olefin epoxidation by alkyl hydroperoxide with a novel cross-bridged cyclam manganese complex: demonstration of oxygenation by two distinct reactive intermediates.

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    Yin, Guochuan; Danby, Andrew M; Kitko, David; Carter, John D; Scheper, William M; Busch, Daryle H

    2007-03-19

    Olefin epoxidation provides an operative protocol to investigate the oxygen transfer process in nature. A novel manganese complex with a cross-bridged cyclam ligand, MnIV(Me2EBC)(OH)2(2+) (Me2EBC = 4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazabicyclo[6.6.2]hexadecane), was used to study the epoxidation mechanism with biologically important oxidants, alkyl hydroperoxides. Results from direct reaction of the freshly synthesized manganese(IV) complex, [Mn(Me2EBC)(OH)2](PF6)2, with various olefins in neutral or basic solution, and from catalytic epoxidation with oxygen-labeled solvent, H2 18O, eliminate the manganese oxo moiety, Mn(IV)=O, as the reactive intermediate and obviate an oxygen rebound mechanism. Epoxidations of norbornylene under different conditions indicate multiple mechanisms for epoxidation, and cis-stilbene epoxidation under atmospheric 18O2 reveals a product distribution indicating at least two distinctive intermediates serving as the reactive species for epoxidation. In addition to alkyl peroxide radicals as dominant intermediates, an alkyl hydroperoxide adduct of high oxidation state manganese(IV) is suggested as the third kind of active intermediate responsible for epoxidation. This third intermediate functions by the Lewis acid pathway, a process best known for hydrogen peroxide adducts. Furthermore, the tert-butyl peroxide adduct of this manganese(IV) complex was detected by mass spectroscopy under catalytic oxidation conditions.

  11. Enantioselective α-Benzoyloxylation of Malonic Diesters by Phase-Transfer Catalysis.

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    Kanemitsu, Takuya; Sato, Miho; Yoshida, Miyuki; Ozasa, Eisuke; Miyazaki, Michiko; Odanaka, Yuki; Nagata, Kazuhiro; Itoh, Takashi

    2016-11-04

    A highly enantioselective α-benzoyloxylation of malonic diester has been achieved by phase-transfer catalysis. The reaction of α-monosubstituted tert-butyl methyl malonate with benzoyl peroxide in the presence of aqueous KOH and N-(9-anthracenylmethyl)cinchoninium chloride afforded the corresponding α,α-disubstituted products in generally excellent chemical yields (up to 99% yield) with high enantioselectivities (up to 96% ee). In addition, the utility of this methodology was exhibited by the synthesis of a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist.

  12. Enantioselective Synthesis of Acyclic α-Quaternary Carboxylic Acid Derivatives through Iridium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation.

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    Shockley, Samantha E; Hethcox, J Caleb; Stoltz, Brian M

    2017-09-11

    The first highly enantioselective iridium-catalyzed allylic alkylation that provides access to products bearing an allylic all-carbon quaternary stereogenic center has been developed. The reaction utilizes a masked acyl cyanide (MAC) reagent, which enables the one-pot preparation of α-quaternary carboxylic acids, esters, and amides with a high degree of enantioselectivity. The utility of these products is further explored through a series of diverse product transformations. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. Limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase from Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14 belongs to a novel class of epoxide hydrolases.

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    van der Werf, M J; Overkamp, K M; de Bont, J A

    1998-10-01

    An epoxide hydrolase from Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14 catalyzes the hydrolysis of limonene-1,2-epoxide to limonene-1,2-diol. The enzyme is induced when R. erythropolis is grown on monoterpenes, reflecting its role in the limonene degradation pathway of this microorganism. Limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase was purified to homogeneity. It is a monomeric cytoplasmic enzyme of 17 kDa, and its N-terminal amino acid sequence was determined. No cofactor was required for activity of this colorless enzyme. Maximal enzyme activity was measured at pH 7 and 50 degrees C. None of the tested inhibitors or metal ions inhibited limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase activity. Limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase has a narrow substrate range. Of the compounds tested, only limonene-1,2-epoxide, 1-methylcyclohexene oxide, cyclohexene oxide, and indene oxide were substrates. This report shows that limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase belongs to a new class of epoxide hydrolases based on (i) its low molecular mass, (ii) the absence of any significant homology between the partial amino acid sequence of limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase and amino acid sequences of known epoxide hydrolases, (iii) its pH profile, and (iv) the inability of 2-bromo-4'-nitroacetophenone, diethylpyrocarbonate, 4-fluorochalcone oxide, and 1, 10-phenanthroline to inhibit limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase activity.

  14. Structure-Potency Relationships for Epoxides in Allergic Contact Dermatitis.

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    Roberts, David W; Aptula, Aynur; Api, Anne Marie

    2017-02-20

    Epoxides are known or proposed to be involved in skin sensitization in various ways. Some are encountered directly, and others have been shown to be formed abiotically and metabolically from various unsaturated chemicals. They can react as SN2 electrophiles. To date no quantitative mechanistic models (QMMs) are known for skin sensitization potency of this subcategory of SN2 electrophiles. Here we have considered the reaction mechanistic chemistry of epoxides and combined published experimental kinetic data (rate constants k for reaction with a cysteine-based peptide) together with calculated hydrophobicity data (logP) to derive a QMM correlating potency in the local lymph node assay (LLNA), expressed as EC3, with a relative alkylation index (RAI, calculated as logk + 0.4 logP). The QMM equation, pEC3 = 2.42(±0.26) RAI + 4.04 (±0.25), n = 9, R(2) = 0.928, R(2)(adj) = 0.917, F = 90, s = 0.18, fits the data well, with one positive outlier. The outlier can be rationalized by its exhibiting an alert for oxidation of an amine moiety to give, in this case, the highly reactive glycidaldehyde. The epoxide QMM predicts the potency of a nonepoxide SN2 electrophile (predicted EC3, 0.48%; observed EC3, 0.5%), which suggests that it could form the basis for a more general H-polar SN2 QMM that could be a valuable tool in skin sensitization risk assessment for this quite extensive and structurally diverse reaction mechanistic domain.

  15. Catalytic enantioselective Friedel-Crafts/Michael addition reactions of indoles to ethenetricarboxylates.

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    Yamazaki, Shoko; Iwata, Yuko

    2006-01-20

    [reaction: see text] The Friedel-Crafts reaction is an important reaction for the formation of new C-C bonds. Recently, catalytic enantioselective Friedel-Crafts reaction of alkylidene malonates has been reported. However, the substituents in alkylidene malonates are limited. To explore new substituents such as carboxyl and carbonyl groups, catalytic enantioselective Friedel-Crafts reactions of reactive ethenetricarboxylates and acyl-substituted methylenemalonates 1 were investigated. The reaction of 1 with indoles in the presence of catalytic amounts of chiral bisoxazoline copper(II) complex (10%) in THF at room temperature gave alkylated products in high yields and up to 95% ee. The enantioselectivity can be explained by the secondary orbital interaction on approach of indole to the less hindered side of the 1-Cu(II)-ligand complex.

  16. A Preparation of (−)-Nutlin-3 Using Enantioselective Organocatalysis at Decagram Scale

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    Davis, Tyler A.; Vilgelm, Anna E.; Richmond, Ann; Johnston, Jeffrey N.

    2013-01-01

    Chiral nonracemic cis-4,5-bis(aryl) imidazolines have emerged as a powerful platform for the development of cancer chemotherapeutics, stimulated by the Hoffmann-La Roche discovery that Nutlin-3 can restore apoptosis in cells with wild-type p53. The lack of efficient methods for the enantioselective synthesis of cis-imidazolines, however, has limited their more general use. Our disclosure of the first enantioselective synthesis of (−)-Nutlin-3 provided a basis to prepare larger amounts of this tool used widely in cancer biology. Key to the decagram-scale synthesis described here was the discovery of a novel bis(amidine) organocatalyst that provides high enantioselectivity at warmer reaction temperature (−20 °C) and low catalyst loadings. Further refinements to the procedure led to the synthesis of (−)-Nutlin-3 in a 17 gram batch, and elimination of all but three chromatographic purifications. PMID:24127627

  17. Evaluation of the enantioselective binding of imazalil to human serum albumin by capillary electrophoresis.

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    Asensi-Bernardi, Lucía; Martín-Biosca, Yolanda; Escuder-Gilabert, Laura; Sagrado, Salvador; Medina-Hernández, María José

    2015-11-01

    In this work, a methodology for the evaluation of enantioselective binding of imazalil (IMA) enantiomers to human serum albumin (HSA) that does not require the separation of free and bound to HSA fractions is developed. This methodology comprises the incubation of IMA-HSA designed mixtures for 30 min directly in the capillary electrophoresis system and the subsequent direct injection and chiral separation of IMA employing highly sulfated β-cyclodextrin as chiral selector and the complete filling technique. Two mathematical approaches were used to estimate apparent affinity constants (K1), protein binding and enantioselectivity (ES) for both enantiomers of IMA. Moderate enantioselective binding of IMA enantiomers to HSA (ES = 2.0) was shown by the 1:1 stoichiometry and log K1 values of 3.4 ± 0.4 and 3.1 ± 0.3 for the first and second eluted enantiomers, respectively.

  18. In Vivo Anti-Tumor Activity and Toxicological Evaluations of Perillaldehyde 8,9-Epoxide, a Derivative of Perillyl Alcohol

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    Andrade, Luciana Nalone; Amaral, Ricardo Guimarães; Dória, Grace Anne Azevedo; Fonseca, Cecília Santos; da Silva, Tayane Kayane Mariano; Albuquerque Júnior, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcante; Thomazzi, Sara Maria; do Nascimento, Lázaro Gomes; Carvalho, Adriana Andrade; de Sousa, Damião Pergentino

    2016-01-01

    Recent studies have revealed the high cytotoxicity of p-menthane derivatives against human tumor cells. In this study, the substance perillaldehyde 8,9-epoxide, a p-menthane class derivative obtained from (S)-(−)-perillyl alcohol, was selected in order to assess antitumor activity against experimental sarcoma 180 tumors. Toxicological effects related to the liver, spleen, kidneys and hematology were evaluated in mice submitted to treatment. The tumor growth inhibition rate was 38.4%, 58.7%, 35.3%, 45.4% and 68.1% at doses of 100 and 200 mg/kg/day for perillaldehyde 8,9-epoxide, perillyl alcohol and 25 mg/kg/day for 5-FU intraperitoneal treatments, respectively. No toxicologically significant effect was found in liver and kidney parameters analyzed in Sarcoma 180-inoculated mice treated with perillaldehyde 8,9-epoxide. Histopathological analyses of the liver, spleen, and kidneys were free from any morphological changes in the organs of the animals treated with perillaldehyde 8,9-epoxide. In conclusion, the data suggest that perillaldehyde 8,9-epoxide possesses significant antitumor activity without systemic toxicity for the tested parameters. By comparison, there was no statistical difference for the antitumor activity between perillaldehyde 8,9-epoxide and perillyl alcohol. PMID:26742032

  19. Enantioselective Palladium-Catalyzed Carbene Insertion into the N-H Bonds of Aromatic Heterocycles.

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    Arredondo, Vanessa; Hiew, Stanley C; Gutman, Eugene S; Premachandra, Ilandari Dewage Udara Anulal; Van Vranken, David L

    2017-03-15

    C3-substituted indoles and carbazoles react with α-aryl-α-diazoesters under palladium catalysis to form α-(N-indolyl)-α-arylesters and α-(N-carbazolyl)-α-arylesters. The products result from insertion of a palladium-carbene ligand into the N-H bond of the aromatic N-heterocycles. Enantioselection was achieved using a chiral bis(oxazoline) ligand, in many cases with high enantioselectivity (up to 99 % ee). The method was applied to synthesize the core of a bioactive carbazole derivative in a concise manner.

  20. Enantioselective Organocatalytic Construction of Spiroindane Derivatives by Intramolecular Friedel-Crafts-Type 1,4-Addition.

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    Yoshida, Keisuke; Itatsu, Yukihiro; Fujino, Yuta; Inoue, Hiroki; Takao, Ken-Ichi

    2016-06-01

    The highly enantioselective organocatalytic construction of spiroindanes containing an all-carbon quaternary stereocenter by intramolecular Friedel-Crafts-type 1,4-addition is described. The reaction was catalyzed by a cinchonidine-based primary amine and accelerated by water and p-bromophenol. A variety of spiro compounds containing quaternary stereocenters were obtained with excellent enantioselectivity (up to 95 % ee). The reaction was applied to the asymmetric formal synthesis of the spirocyclic natural products (-)-cannabispirenones A and B.

  1. Construction of a Chiral Silicon Center by Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydrosilylation.

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    Naganawa, Yuki; Namba, Tomoya; Kawagishi, Mayu; Nishiyama, Hisao

    2015-06-22

    Rhodium-catalyzed enantioselective desymmetrizing intramolecular hydrosilylation of symmetrically disubstituted hydrosilanes is described. The original axially chiral phenanthroline ligand (S)-BinThro (Binol-derived phenanthroline) was found to work as an effective chiral catalyst for this transformation. A chiral silicon stereogenic center is one of the chiral motifs gaining much attention in asymmetric syntheses and the present protocol provides cyclic five-membered organosilanes incorporating chiral silicon centers with high enantioselectivities (up to 91 % ee). The putative active Rh(I) catalyst takes the form of an N,N,O-tridentate coordination complex, as determined by several complementary experiments.

  2. Enantioselective Ethylation of Various Aldehydes Catalyzed by Readily Accessible Chiral Diols.

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    Gök, Yaşar; Kiliçarslan, Seda; Gök, Halil Zeki; Karayiğit, İlker Ümit

    2016-08-01

    Four chiral C2 -symmetric diols were synthesized in a straightforward three-step reaction and demonstrated excellent enantioselectivities and good overall yields. Their catalytic activities were examined via the addition of diethylzinc to various aldehydes. The enantioselective addition of diethylzinc to 2-methoxybenzaldehyde gave the corresponding chiral secondary alcohol with high yields (up to 95%) and moderate to good enantiomeric excess (up to 88%). All synthesized ligands were evaluated in the addition of diethylzinc to various aldehydes in the presence of an additional metal such as Ti(IV) complexes. Chirality 28:593-598, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  3. Chiral Dawson-Type Hybrid Polyoxometalate Catalyzes Enantioselective Diels-Alder Reactions.

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    Xuan, Wen-Jing; Botuha, Candice; Hasenknopf, Bernold; Thorimbert, Serge

    2015-11-09

    Can achiral organocatalysts linked to chiral polyanionic metal oxide clusters provide good selectivity in enantioselective C-C bond formations? The answer to this question is investigated by developing a new active hybrid polyoxometalate-based catalyst for asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction. Chirality transfer from the chiral anionic polyoxometalate to the covalently linked achiral imidazolidinone allows Diels-Alder cycloaddition products to be obtained with good yields and high enantioselectivities when using cyclopentadiene and acrylaldehydes as partners. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Diastereodivergent and Enantioselective [4+2] Annulations of γ-Butenolides with Cyclic 1-Azadienes.

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    Li, Chao; Jiang, Kun; Chen, Ying-Chun

    2015-07-27

    An asymmetric annulation reaction of γ-butenolides and cyclic 1-azadienes containing a 1,2-benzoisothiazole-1,1-dioxide motif has been studied, proceeding in a tandem Michael addition-aza-Michael addition sequence. Endo-type cycloadducts bearing fused tetracyclic skeletons were isolated in fair yields and with high enantioselectivity (up to >99% ee) under the catalysis of modified cinchona alkaloid (DHQD)2PHAL. Besides, exo-type diastereomers could be produced using β-isocupreidine (β-ICD) as the catalyst, though with moderate enantioselectivity.

  5. Rhodium-Catalyzed Atroposelective [2 + 2 + 2] Cycloaddition of Ortho-Substituted Phenyl Diynes with Nitriles: Effect of Ortho Substituents on Regio- and Enantioselectivity.

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    Kashima, Kenichi; Teraoka, Kota; Uekusa, Hidehiro; Shibata, Yu; Tanaka, Ken

    2016-05-06

    Axially chiral 3-(2-halophenyl)pyridines were successfully synthesized in high yields with excellent enantioselectivity by the cationic rhodium(I)/(S)-H8-BINAP complex-catalyzed atroposelective [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of (o-halophenyl)diynes with nitriles. Interestingly, regio- and enantioselectivity highly depend on ortho substituents on the phenyl group of diynes. When the ortho substituents were methoxy and methoxycarbonyl groups, axially chiral 3-arylpyridines were obtained as a major product, while enantioselectivity was lowered significantly. On the other hand, when the ortho substituents were alkyl groups, regioselectivity was switched to give achiral 6-arylpyridines in high yields.

  6. Enantioselective Biotransformation of Chiral Persistent Organic Pollutants.

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    Zhang, Ying; Ye, Jing; Liu, Min

    2017-01-01

    Enantiomers of chiral compounds commonly undergo enantioselective transformation in most biologically mediated processes. As chiral persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are extensively distributed in the environment, differences between enantiomers in biotransformation should be carefully considered to obtain exact enrichment and specific health risks. This review provides an overview of in vivo biotransformation of chiral POPs currently indicated in the Stockholm Convention and their chiral metabolites. Peer-reviewed journal articles focused on the research question were thoroughly searched. A set of inclusion and exclusion criteria were developed to identify relevant studies. We mainly compared the results from different animal models under controlled laboratory conditions to show the difference between enantiomers in terms of distinct transformation potential. Interactions with enzymes involved in enantioselective biotransformation, especially cytochrome P450 (CYP), were discussed. Further research areas regarding this issue were proposed. Limited evidence for a few POPs has been found in 30 studies. Enantioselective biotransformation of α-hexachlorocyclohexane (α-HCH), chlordane, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), heptachlor, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and toxaphene, has been investigated using laboratory mammal, fish, bird, and worm models. Tissue and excreta distributions, as well as bioaccumulation and elimination kinetics after administration of racemate and pure enantiomers, have been analyzed in these studies. Changes in enantiomeric fractions have been considered as an indicator of enantioselective biotransformation of chiral POPs in most studies. Results of different laboratory animal models revealed that chiral POP biotransformation is seriously affected by chirality. Pronounced results of species-, tissue-, gender-, and individual-dependent differences are observed in in vivo biotransformation of chiral POPs

  7. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Tricyclic Myrmicarin Alkaloids

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    Movassaghi, Mohammad; Ondrus, Alison E.

    2010-01-01

    An enantioselective gram-scale synthesis of a key dihydroindolizine intermediate for the preparation of myrmicarin alkaloids is described. Key transformations in this convergent approach include a stereospecific palladium–catalyzed N-vinylation of a pyrrole with a vinyl triflate, a copper–catalyzed enantioselective conjugate reduction of a β-pyrrolyl enoate, and a regioselective Friedel-Crafts reaction. The synthesis of optically active and isomerically pure samples of (4aR)-myrmicarins 215A, 215B, and 217 in addition to their respective C4a-epimers is presented. PMID:16178549

  8. Catalytic epoxidation activity of keplerate polyoxomolybdate nanoball toward aqueous suspension of olefins under mild aerobic conditions.

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    Rezaeifard, Abdolreza; Haddad, Reza; Jafarpour, Maasoumeh; Hakimi, Mohammad

    2013-07-10

    Catalytic efficiency of a sphere-shaped nanosized polyoxomolybdate {Mo132} in the aerobic epoxidation of olefins in water at ambient temperature and pressure in the absence of reducing agent is exploited which resulted good-to-high yields and desired selectivity.

  9. Iron(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Epoxidation of Trisubstituted α,β-Unsaturated Esters

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    Luo, Lan

    2015-01-01

    An asymmetric epoxidation of trisubstituted α,β-unsaturated esters is described. The oxidation utilizes a pseudo-C2-symmetric iron(II) catalyst [Fe(L*)2(CH3CN)(OTf)](OTf) and peracetic acid as oxidant, yielding the α,β-epoxyesters in high enantiomeric purity (up to 99% ee). PMID:26146482

  10. Synthesis of an Epoxide Carbonylation Catalyst: Exploration of Contemporary Chemistry for Advanced Undergraduates

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    Getzler, Yutan D. Y. L.; Schmidt, Joseph A. R.; Coates, Geoffrey W.

    2005-01-01

    A class of highly active, well-defined compounds for the catalytic carbonylation of epoxides and aziridines to beta-lactones and beta-lactams are introduced. The synthesis of one of the catalysts involves a simple imine condensation to form the ligand followed by air-sensitive metalation and salt metathesis steps.

  11. Synthesis of an Epoxide Carbonylation Catalyst: Exploration of Contemporary Chemistry for Advanced Undergraduates

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    Getzler, Yutan D. Y. L.; Schmidt, Joseph A. R.; Coates, Geoffrey W.

    2005-01-01

    A class of highly active, well-defined compounds for the catalytic carbonylation of epoxides and aziridines to beta-lactones and beta-lactams are introduced. The synthesis of one of the catalysts involves a simple imine condensation to form the ligand followed by air-sensitive metalation and salt metathesis steps.

  12. Enantioselective Hydrolysis of Amino Acid Esters Promoted by Bis(β-cyclodextrin) Copper Complexes

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    Xue, Shan-Shan; Zhao, Meng; Ke, Zhuo-Feng; Cheng, Bei-Chen; Su, Hua; Cao, Qian; Cao, Zhen-Kun; Wang, Jun; Ji, Liang-Nian; Mao, Zong-Wan

    2016-01-01

    It is challenging to create artificial catalysts that approach enzymes with regard to catalytic efficiency and selectivity. The enantioselective catalysis ranks the privileged characteristic of enzymatic transformations. Here, we report two pyridine-linked bis(β-cyclodextrin) (bisCD) copper(II) complexes that enantioselectively hydrolyse chiral esters. Hydrolytic kinetic resolution of three pairs of amino acid ester enantiomers (S1–S3) at neutral pH indicated that the “back-to-back” bisCD complex CuL1 favoured higher catalytic efficiency and more pronounced enantioselectivity than the “face-to-face” complex CuL2. The best enantioselectivity was observed for N-Boc-phenylalanine 4-nitrophenyl ester (S2) enantiomers promoted by CuL1, which exhibited an enantiomer selectivity of 15.7. We observed preferential hydrolysis of L-S2 by CuL1, even in racemic S2, through chiral high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). We demonstrated that the enantioselective hydrolysis was related to the cooperative roles of the intramolecular flanking chiral CD cavities with the coordinated copper ion, according to the results of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), inhibition experiments, rotating-frame nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy (ROESY), and theoretical calculations. Although the catalytic parameters lag behind the level of enzymatic transformation, this study confirms the cooperative effect of the first and second coordination spheres of artificial catalysts in enantioselectivity and provides hints that may guide future explorations of enzyme mimics. PMID:26916830

  13. Enantioselective organo-photocatalysis mediated by atropisomeric thiourea derivatives.

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    Vallavoju, Nandini; Selvakumar, Sermadurai; Jockusch, Steffen; Sibi, Mukund P; Sivaguru, Jayaraman

    2014-05-26

    Can photocatalysis be performed without electron or energy transfer? To address this, organo-photocatalysts that are based on atropisomeric thioureas and display lower excited-state energies than the reactive substrates have been developed. These photocatalysts were found to be efficient in promoting the [2+2] photocycloaddition of 4-alkenyl-substituted coumarins, which led to the corresponding products with high enantioselectivity (77-96% ee) at low catalyst loading (1-10 mol%). The photocatalytic cycle proceeds by energy sharing via the formation of both static and dynamic complexes (exciplex formation), which is aided by hydrogen bonding.

  14. Structurally Defined Molecular Hypervalent Iodine Catalysts for Intermolecular Enantioselective Reactions

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    Haubenreisser, Stefan; Wöste, Thorsten H.; Martínez, Claudio; Ishihara, Kazuaki

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Molecular structures of the most prominent chiral non‐racemic hypervalent iodine(III) reagents to date have been elucidated for the first time. The formation of a chirally induced supramolecular scaffold based on a selective hydrogen‐bonding arrangement provides an explanation for the consistently high asymmetric induction with these reagents. As an exploratory example, their scope as chiral catalysts was extended to the enantioselective dioxygenation of alkenes. A series of terminal styrenes are converted into the corresponding vicinal diacetoxylation products under mild conditions and provide the proof of principle for a truly intermolecular asymmetric alkene oxidation under iodine(I/III) catalysis. PMID:26596513

  15. Influence of biochar on the enantioselective behavior of the chiral fungicide metalaxyl in soil

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    Gámiz, Beatriz; Pignatello, Joseph J.; Hermosín, María Carmen; Cox, Lucía; Celis, Rafael

    2015-04-01

    Chiral pesticides comprise an emerging and important class of organic pollutants currently, accounting for more than a quarter of used pesticides. Consequently, the contamination problems caused by chiral pesticides are concern matter and factors affecting enantioselective processes of chiral pesticides in soil need to be understood. For example, certain soil management practices, such as the use of organic amendments, can affect the enantioselective behavior of chiral pesticides in soils. Recently, biochar (BC), i.e. organic matter subjected to pyrolysis, has been proposed as organic amendment due to beneficial properties such as its high stability against decay in soil environments and its apparent ability to influence the availability of nutrients. BC is considered to be more biologically inert as compared to otherforms of organic carbon. However, its side-effects on the enantioselectivity of processes affecting the fate of chiral pesticides is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of biochar (BC) on the enantioselectivity of sorption, degradation, and leaching of the chiral fungicide metalaxyl in an agricultural soil. Amending the soil with BC (2% w/w) resulted in 3 times higher sorption of metalaxyl enantiomers compared to unamended soil, but no enantioselectivity in the process was observed. Moreover, both enantiomers showed some resistance to be desorbed in BC-amended soil compared to unamended soil. Dissipation studies revealed that the degradation of metalaxylwas more enantioselective in the unamended soil than in BC-amended soil. In unamended soil, R-metalaxyl(biologically active) and S- metalaxyl had half-lives (t1/2) of 3 and 34 days, respectively. BC enhanced the persistence of both enantiomers in the soil, with R-metalaxyl being degraded faster (t1/2=43 days) than S-metalaxyl (t1/2= 100 days). The leaching of both S-and R-metalaxyl was almost suppressed after amending the soil with BC; less than 10% of the fungicide applied to soil

  16. Mechanics of Crack Growth in Epoxide Adhesives

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    1978-05-01

    mind when considering the static G (arrest) values shown in Figure 3. Ic 9 First, Bascom et al 7 ’I 0 have elegantly demonstrated that for rubber ...in limited regions of the material. The diameter of the pores or channels in a craze is typically a few tens of nanometres and the void content is...about 40 to 60%. However, while there is definite proof for craze formation in rubber -modified epoxide 24 materials, the evidence for craze formation in

  17. Rhodium-catalyzed enantioselective cyclopropanation of electron deficient alkenes

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    Wang, Hengbin; Guptill, David M.; Alvarez, Adrian Varela

    2013-01-01

    The rhodium-catalyzed reaction of electron-deficient alkenes with substituted aryldiazoacetates and vinyldiazoacetates results in highly stereoselective cyclopropanations. With adamantylglycine derived catalyst Rh2(S-TCPTAD)4, high asymmetric induction (up to 98% ee) can be obtained with a range of substrates. Computational studies suggest that the reaction is facilitated by weak interaction between the carbenoid and the substrate carbonyl but subsequently proceeds via different pathways depending on the nature of the carbonyl.. Acrylates and acrylamides result in the formation of cyclopropanation products while the use of unsaturated aldehydes and ketones results in the formation of epoxides. PMID:24049630

  18. Mutagenicity of chloroalkene epoxides in bacterial systems.

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    Kline, S A; McCoy, E C; Rosenkranz, H S; Van Duuren, B L

    1982-04-01

    6 alpha-chloroepoxides have been tested for in vitro activity in a variety of systems. The epoxides were cis- and trans-1-chloropropene oxide, cis- and trans-1,3-dichloropropene oxide, trichloroethylene oxide and tetrachloroethylene oxide. The epoxides were assayed for mutagenicity in the absence of metabolic activation in S. typhimurium TA1535 and E. coli WP2 uvrA and for preferential inhibition of growth of DNA-repair-deficient E. coli. All 6 epoxides possessed DNA-modifying activity as evidenced by their ability to preferentially inhibit DNA polymerase-deficient E. coli. All of the test chemicals except trichloroethylene oxide were mutagenic for S. typhimurium and all except trichloroethylene oxide and tetrachloroethylene oxide were mutagenic for E. coli Wp2 uvrA. Cis- and trans-1,3-dichloropropene oxide were the most potent mutagens and DNA modifiers. For all cases, the cis isomers were more active than the corresponding trans isomers. alpha-Chloroepoxides are considered likely to be the active intermediates of the carcinogenic parent halo-olefins. These mutagenicity studies are considered relevant in assessing the carcinogenicity of the parent hydrocarbons.

  19. Integrated process and dual-function catalyst for olefin epoxidation

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    Zhou, Bing; Rueter, Michael

    2003-01-01

    The invention discloses a dual-functional catalyst composition and an integrated process for production of olefin epoxides including propylene oxide by catalytic reaction of hydrogen peroxide from hydrogen and oxygen with olefin feeds such as propylene. The epoxides and hydrogen peroxide are preferably produced simultaneously in situ. The dual-functional catalyst comprises noble metal crystallites with dimensions on the nanometer scale (on the order of <1 nm to 10 nm), specially dispersed on titanium silicalite substrate particles. The dual functional catalyst catalyzes both the direct reaction of hydrogen and oxygen to generate hydrogen peroxide intermediate on the noble metal catalyst surface and the reaction of the hydrogen peroxide intermediate with the propylene feed to generate propylene oxide product. Combining both these functions in a single catalyst provides a very efficient integrated process operable below the flammability limits of hydrogen and highly selective for the production of hydrogen peroxide to produce olefin oxides such as propylene oxide without formation of undesired co-products.

  20. Selective inhibition and selective induction of multiple microsomal epoxide hydrolases.

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    Guenthner, T M

    1986-03-01

    The inhibition in vitro and induction in vivo of microsomal trans-stilbene oxide hydrolase have been studied. This microsomal epoxide hydrolase activity is distinguishable from the previously well-defined microsomal arene oxide hydrolase by a number of catalytic criteria. Two substituted chalcone oxides, 4-phenylchalcone oxide and 4'-phenylchalcone oxide, are potent inhibitors of microsomal trans-stilbene oxide hydrolase, but have no apparent activity against benzo[a]pyrene 4,5-oxide hydrolase. Conversely, compounds that are potent inhibitors of benzo[a]pyrene 4,5-oxide hydrolase, including styrene oxide, cyclohexene oxide, and trichloropropene oxide, inhibit microsomal trans-stilbene oxide hydrolase only at very high (millimolar) concentrations. The chalcone oxides inhibit microsomal trans-stilbene oxide hydrolase noncompetitively, and have micromolar or nanomolar affinity constants for the enzyme. Attempts were made to induce microsomal trans-stilbene oxide hydrolase in vivo. Compounds that induced microsomal benzo[a]pyrene 4,5-oxide hydrolase levels in mice did not simultaneously induce trans-stilbene oxide hydrolase levels. Clofibrate was an exception; it induced levels of both enzymes to a small but statistically significant degree. The two microsomal hydrolase activities have, therefore, very different catalytic sites and appear to be under separate genetic control. 4-Phenylchalcone oxide and 4'-phenylchalcone oxide are selective inhibitors of microsomal trans-stilbene oxide hydrolase and may prove to be very useful in assessing the involvement of this enzyme in the metabolism of endogenous or xenobiotic epoxides.

  1. Peripheral FAAH and soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors are synergistically antinociceptive.

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    Sasso, Oscar; Wagner, Karen; Morisseau, Christophe; Inceoglu, Bora; Hammock, Bruce D; Piomelli, Daniele

    2015-07-01

    We need better medicines to control acute and chronic pain. Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) catalyze the deactivating hydrolysis of two classes of bioactive lipid mediators--fatty acid ethanolamides (FAEs) and epoxidized fatty acids (EpFAs), respectively--which are biogenetically distinct but share the ability to attenuate pain responses and inflammation. In these experiments, we evaluated the antihyperalgesic activity of small-molecule inhibitors of FAAH and sEH, administered alone or in combination, in two pain models: carrageenan-induced hyperalgesia in mice and streptozocin-induced allodynia in rats. When administered separately, the sEH inhibitor 1-trifluoromethoxyphenyl-3-(1-propionylpiperidine-4-yl)urea (TPPU) and the peripherally restricted FAAH inhibitor URB937 were highly active in the two models. The combination TPPU plus URB937 was markedly synergistic, as assessed using isobolographic analyses. The results of these experiments reveal the existence of a possible functional crosstalk between FAEs and EpFAs in regulating pain responses. Additionally, the results suggest that combinations of sEH and FAAH inhibitors might be exploited therapeutically to achieve greater analgesic efficacy.

  2. Simple Epoxide Formation for the Organic Laboratory Using Oxone

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    Broshears, Williams C.; Esteb, John J.; Richter, Jeremy; Wilson, Anne M.

    2004-01-01

    Epoxide chemistry is widely used in organic synthesis and regularly discussed in organic chemistry textbooks. An experiment to generate dimethyldioxirane in situ from acetone using Oxone is explained.

  3. Enantioselective conjugate additions of α-amino radicals via cooperative photoredox and Lewis acid catalysis.

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    Ruiz Espelt, Laura; McPherson, Iain S; Wiensch, Eric M; Yoon, Tehshik P

    2015-02-25

    We report the highly enantioselective addition of photogenerated α-amino radicals to Michael acceptors. This method features a dual-catalyst protocol that combines transition metal photoredox catalysis with chiral Lewis acid catalysis. The combination of these two powerful modes of catalysis provides an effective, general strategy to generate and control the reactivity of photogenerated reactive intermediates.

  4. Organocatalytic enantioselective Friedel-Crafts reaction: an efficient access to chiral isoindolo-β-carboline derivatives.

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    Fang, Fang; Hua, Genghong; Shi, Feng; Li, Pengfei

    2015-04-21

    An organocatalytic asymmetric Friedel-Crafts reaction between indole and indole-derived hydroxylactams has been realized to furnish isoindolo-β-carbolines in good to excellent yields (up to >99%) and generally high enantioselectivities (up to >99% ee). The methodology offers an efficient access to functionalization of isoindolo-β-carbolines and preparation of chiral isoindolo-β-carboline derivatives.

  5. Enantioselective 1,1-arylborylation of alkenes: merging chiral anion phase transfer with Pd catalysis.

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    Nelson, Hosea M; Williams, Brett D; Miró, Javier; Toste, F Dean

    2015-03-11

    A palladium-catalyzed three-component coupling of α-olefins, aryldiazonium salts, and bis(pinacolato)diboron affords direct access to chiral benzylic boronic esters. This process is rendered highly enantioselective using an unprecedented example of cooperative chiral anion phase transfer and transition-metal catalysis.

  6. Bicyclic guanidinium-catalyzed enantioselective phase-transfer alkylation: direct access to pyrroloindolines and furoindolines.

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    Chen, Wenchao; Yang, Wenguo; Yan, Lin; Tan, Choon-Hong; Jiang, Zhiyong

    2013-10-28

    Highly enantioselective phase-transfer alkylation of 3-substituted-2-oxindoles with activated bromomethanes is disclosed with a broad substrate scope by using bicyclic guanidinium as a catalyst and a Lewis acid as the co-catalyst. The alkylation adducts are versatile intermediates to accomplish the syntheses of pyrroloindolines and furoindolines.

  7. Enantioselective synthesis of β-substituted chiral allylic amines via Rh-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation.

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    Wang, Qingli; Gao, Wenchao; Lv, Hui; Zhang, Xumu

    2016-09-27

    An asymmetric mono-hydrogenation of 2-acetamido-1,3-dienes catalyzed by a Rh-DuanPhos complex has been developed. This approach provides easy access to chiral allylic amines with excellent enantioselectivities and high regioselectivities. The products are valuable chiral building blocks for pharmaceuticals.

  8. Enantioselective Synthesis of 4- and 6-Azaindolines by a Cation-Directed Cyclization

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    2016-01-01

    Functionalized 4- and 6-azaindolines are accessible with high levels of enantioselectivity by the cation-directed cyclization of aminopyridine-derived imines via phase-transfer catalysis. The extension of this methodology to diastereoselective cyclizations is also described. PMID:27709963

  9. Lewis base catalyzed enantioselective allylic hydroxylation of Morita-Baylis-Hillman carbonates with water.

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    Zhu, Bo; Yan, Lin; Pan, Yuanhang; Lee, Richmond; Liu, Hongjun; Han, Zhiqiang; Huang, Kuo-Wei; Tan, Choon-Hong; Jiang, Zhiyong

    2011-08-19

    A Lewis base catalyzed allylic hydroxylation of Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH) carbonates has been developed. Various chiral MBH alcohols can be synthesized in high yields (up to 99%) and excellent enantioselectivities (up to 94% ee). This is the first report using water as a nucleophile in asymmetric organocatalysis. The nucleophilic role of water has been verified using (18)O-labeling experiments.

  10. Catalytic asymmetric trifluoromethylthiolation via enantioselective [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of sulfonium ylides

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    Zhang, Zhikun; Sheng, Zhe; Yu, Weizhi; Wu, Guojiao; Zhang, Rui; Chu, Wen-Dao; Zhang, Yan; Wang, Jianbo

    2017-10-01

    The trifluoromethylthio (SCF3) functional group has been of increasing importance in drug design and development as a consequence of its unique electronic properties and high stability coupled with its high lipophilicity. As a result, methods to introduce this highly electronegative functional group have attracted considerable attention in recent years. Although significant progress has been made in the introduction of SCF3 functionality into a variety of molecules, there remain significant challenges regarding the enantioselective synthesis of SCF3-containing compounds. Here, an asymmetric trifluoromethylthiolation that proceeds through the enantioselective [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of a sulfonium ylide generated from a metal carbene and sulfide (Doyle-Kirmse reaction) has been developed using chiral Rh(II) and Cu(I) catalysts. This transformation features mild reaction conditions and excellent enantioselectivities (up to 98% yield and 98% e.e.), thus providing a unique, highly efficient and enantioselective method for the construction of C(sp3)-SCF3 bonds bearing chiral centres.

  11. Stereospecific nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of alkyl ethers: enantioselective synthesis of diarylethanes.

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    Taylor, Buck L H; Swift, Elizabeth C; Waetzig, Joshua D; Jarvo, Elizabeth R

    2011-01-26

    Secondary benzylic ethers undergo stereospecific substitution reactions with Grignard reagents in the presence of nickel catalysts. Reactions proceed with inversion of configuration and high stereochemical fidelity. This reaction allows for facile enantioselective synthesis of biologically active diarylethanes from readily available optically enriched carbinols.

  12. Cinchona alkaloid/sulfinyl chloride combinations: enantioselective sulfinylating agents of alcohols.

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    Shibata, Norio; Matsunaga, Mitsuharu; Nakagawa, Masaya; Fukuzumi, Takeo; Nakamura, Shuichi; Toru, Takeshi

    2005-02-09

    We report a novel approach to asymmetric sulfinylation reactions based on a cinchona alkaloid/sulfinyl chloride combination that acts as the first asymmetric sulfinylating agents of achiral alcohols. Both enantiomers of arenesulfinates are obtained with up to 99% ee. The significantly high enantioselectivity observed in this case could be explained by dynamic kinetic resolution.

  13. Combining silver- and organocatalysis: an enantioselective sequential catalytic approach towards pyrano-annulated pyrazoles.

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    Hack, Daniel; Chauhan, Pankaj; Deckers, Kristina; Mizutani, Yusuke; Raabe, Gerhard; Enders, Dieter

    2015-02-11

    A one-pot asymmetric Michael addition/hydroalkoxylation sequence, catalyzed by a sequential catalytic system consisting of a squaramide and a silver salt, provides a new series of chiral pyrano-annulated pyrazole derivatives in excellent yields (up to 95%) and high enantioselectivities (up to 97% ee).

  14. Alteration of enzyme activity and enantioselectivity by biomimetic encapsulation in silica particles.

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    Emond, Stéphane; Guieysse, David; Lechevallier, Severine; Dexpert-Ghys, Jeannette; Monsan, Pierre; Remaud-Siméon, Magali

    2012-01-30

    Direct encapsulation of esterase or lipase fused with the silica-precipitating R5 peptide from Cylindrotheca fusiformis in silica particles afforded high yields of active entrapped protein. The hydrolytic activity of both enzymes against p-nitrophenyl butyrate was similarly affected by encapsulation and the enantioselectivity of the esterase was both improved and inverted.

  15. Cooperative catalysis by palladium and a chiral phosphoric acid: enantioselective amination of racemic allylic alcohols.

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    Banerjee, Debasis; Junge, Kathrin; Beller, Matthias

    2014-11-24

    Cooperative catalysis by [Pd(dba)2] and the chiral phosphoric acid BA1 in combination with the phosphoramidite ligand L8 enabled the efficient enantioselective amination of racemic allylic alcohols with a variety of functionalized amines. This catalytic protocol is highly regio- and stereoselective (up to e.r. 96:4) and furnishes valuable chiral amines in almost quantitative yield.

  16. Evaluation of beta-lactoglobulin as a stationary phase in high-performance liquid chromatography and as a buffer additive in capillary electrophoresis: observation of a surprising lack of stereoselectivity.

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    Massolini, G; De Lorenzi, E; Lloyd, D K; McGann, A M; Caccialanza, G

    1998-08-07

    Previous studies have reported that alpha1-acid glycoprotein is quite similar in amino acid sequence and disulfide bond arrangements to members of a group of proteins which include beta-lactoglobulin (BLG). Since generally homologous proteins retain some similarity in function at the molecular level, we decided to evaluate the enantioselective properties of BLG as an high-performance liquid chromatographic chiral stationary phase (HPLC-CSP), and as an additive in capillary electrophoresis (CE). Two columns with differences in internal diameter and method of immobilisation on epoxide silica were prepared. Chiral acidic, basic and uncharged drugs were chromatographed and mobile phase parameters, namely pH and type of organic modifier, were varied in order to test the column performance. The CE approach has some advantages in that there is no need for immobilisation and only a small amount of protein is required. BLG was therefore tested as a CE buffer additive, using the same analytes as in the HPLC study. Although one would expect that a protein would display some enantioselectivity, BLG did not show any enantioselectivity whatsoever in either system; the protein has fairly weak interaction with the majority of the test solutes, as indicated by both techniques.

  17. Enantioselective Synthesis of Cephalimysins B and C.

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    Chalupa, David; Vojáčková, Petra; Partl, Jiří; Pavlović, Dražen; Nečas, Marek; Švenda, Jakub

    2017-02-17

    The first synthesis of cephalimysins B and C is reported. The route features a Ni(II)-diamine-catalyzed enantioselective conjugate addition of a densely substituted 3(2H)-furanone and an efficient dihydroxylation-lactonization sequence as key steps in the assembly of the spirocyclic core. The fully synthetic strategy is amenable to analog preparation.

  18. DNA Duplex Engineering for Enantioselective Fluorescent Sensor.

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    Hu, Yuehua; Lin, Fan; Wu, Tao; Zhou, Yufeng; Li, Qiusha; Shao, Yong; Xu, Zhiai

    2017-02-21

    The rapid identification of biomacromolecule structure that has a specific association with chiral enantiomers especially from natural sources will be helpful in developing enantioselective sensor and in speeding up drug exploitation. Herein, owing to its existence also in living cells, apurinic/apyrimidinic site (AP site) was first engineered into ds-DNA duplex to explore its competence in enantiomer selectivity. An AP site-specific fluorophore was utilized as an enantioselective discrimination probe to develop a straightforward chiral sensor using natural tetrahydropalmatine (L- and D-THP) as enantiomer representatives. We found that only L-THP can efficiently replace the prebound fluorophore to cause a significant fluorescence increase due to its specific binding with the AP site (two orders magnitude higher in affinity than binding with D-THP). The AP site binding specificity of L-THP over D-THP was assessed via intrinsic fluorescence, isothermal titration calorimetry, and DNA stability. The enantioselective performance can be easily tuned by the sequences near the AP site and the number of AP sites. A single AP site provides a perfect binding pocket to differentiate the chiral atom-induced structure discrepancy. We expect that our work will inspire interest in engineering local structures into a ds-DNA duplex for developing novel enantioselective sensors.

  19. Enantioselective synthesis of (+)-royleanone from sulfinyl quinones.

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    Carreño, M C; García Ruano, J L; Toledo, M A

    2000-01-01

    A convergent enantioselective synthesis of (+)-royleanone (1) is described starting from enantiomerically pure (S)-3-hydroxy-2-isopropyl-5-tert-butylsulfinyl-p-benzoquinone, which is readily available from 3-isopropyl-1,2,4-trimethoxybenzene and 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-vinylcyclohexene. The key step is a tandem asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction/pyrolytic sulfoxide elimination process.

  20. Enantioselective Functionalization of Allylic C-H Bonds Following a Strategy of Functionalization and Diversification

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    Sharma, Ankit; Hartwig, John F.

    2013-01-01

    We report the enantioselective functionalization of allylic C-H bonds in terminal alkenes by a strategy involving the installation of a temporary functional group at the terminal carbon atom by C-H bond functionalization, followed by diversification of this intermediate with a broad scope of reagents. The method consists of a one-pot sequence of palladium-catalyzed allylic C-H bond oxidation under neutral conditions to form linear allyl benzoates, followed by iridium-catalyzed allylic substitution. This overall transformation forms a variety of chiral products containing a new C-N, C-O, C-S or C-C bond at the allylic position in good yield with high branched-to-linear selectivity and excellent enantioselectivity (ee ≤ 97%). The broad scope of the overall process results from separating the oxidation and functionalization steps; by doing so, the scope of nucleophile encompasses those sensitive to direct oxidative functionalization. The high enantioselectivity of the overall process is achieved by developing an allylic oxidation that occurs without acid to form the linear isomer with high selectivity. These allylic functionalization processes are amenable to an iterative sequence leading to (1,n)-functionalized products with catalyst-controlled diastereo- and enantioselectivity. The utility of the method in the synthesis of biologically active molecules has been demonstrated. PMID:24156776

  1. Enantioselective functionalization of allylic C-H bonds following a strategy of functionalization and diversification.

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    Sharma, Ankit; Hartwig, John F

    2013-11-27

    We report the enantioselective functionalization of allylic C-H bonds in terminal alkenes by a strategy involving the installation of a temporary functional group at the terminal carbon atom by C-H bond functionalization, followed by the catalytic diversification of this intermediate with a broad scope of reagents. The method consists of a one-pot sequence of palladium-catalyzed allylic C-H bond oxidation under neutral conditions to form linear allyl benzoates, followed by iridium-catalyzed allylic substitution. This overall transformation forms a variety of chiral products containing a new C-N, C-O, C-S, or C-C bond at the allylic position in good yield with a high branched-to-linear selectivity and excellent enantioselectivity (ee ≤97%). The broad scope of the overall process results from separating the oxidation and functionalization steps; by doing so, the scope of nucleophile encompasses those sensitive to direct oxidative functionalization. The high enantioselectivity of the overall process is achieved by developing an allylic oxidation that occurs without acid to form the linear isomer with high selectivity. These allylic functionalization processes are amenable to an iterative sequence leading to (1,n)-functionalized products with catalyst-controlled diastereo- and enantioselectivity. The utility of the method in the synthesis of biologically active molecules has been demonstrated.

  2. Useful Applications of Enantioselective (4 + 2)-Cycloaddition Reactions to the Synthesis of Chiral 1,2-Amino Alcohols, 1,2-Diamines, and β-Amino Acids.

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    Mahender Reddy, Karla; Thirupathi, Barla; Corey, E J

    2017-08-31

    The scope of enantioselective (4 + 2)-cycloaddition reactions has been expanded to include reactive olefinic components that are equivalents of three inoperable and unstable ethylene derivatives: 1-hydroxy-2-aminoethylene, 1,2-diaminoethylene, and β-aminoacrylic acid. In this way, a variety of otherwise unavailable functionalized (4 + 2)-cycloadducts have been synthesized from 1,3-dienes with high enantioselectivity (92-98%) and in good yields. The research leading up to this synthetic advance has also produced some surprising insights on reactivity and positional selectivity in catalytic enantioselective (4 + 2)-cycloaddition.

  3. Different Structural Origins of the Enantioselectivity of Haloalkane Dehalogenases toward Linear β-Haloalkanes: Open-Solvated versus Occluded-Desolvated Active Sites.

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    Liskova, Veronika; Stepankova, Veronika; Bednar, David; Brezovsky, Jan; Prokop, Zbynek; Chaloupkova, Radka; Damborsky, Jiri

    2017-04-18

    The enzymatic enantiodiscrimination of linear β-haloalkanes is difficult because the simple structures of the substrates prevent directional interactions. Herein we describe two distinct molecular mechanisms for the enantiodiscrimination of the β-haloalkane 2-bromopentane by haloalkane dehalogenases. Highly enantioselective DbjA has an open, solvent-accessible active site, whereas the engineered enzyme DhaA31 has an occluded and less solvated cavity but shows similar enantioselectivity. The enantioselectivity of DhaA31 arises from steric hindrance imposed by two specific substitutions rather than hydration as in DbjA. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of C 1‐ and C 2‐Symmetric Spirobiindanones through Counterion‐Directed Enolate C‐Acylation

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    Rahemtulla, Benjamin F.; Clark, Hugh F.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract A catalytic enantioselective route to C1‐ and C2‐symmetric 2,2′‐spirobiindanones has been realized through an intramolecular enolate C‐acylation. This reaction employs a chiral ammonium counterion to direct the acylation of an in situ generated ketone enolate with a pentafluorophenyl ester. This reaction constitutes the first example of a direct catalytic enantioselective C‐acylation of a ketone and provides an efficient and highly enantioselective route to axially chiral spirobiindanediones. These products can be diastereoselectively derivatized, offering access to a range of functionalized spirocyclic architectures. PMID:27628946

  5. INTERACTION OF BENZO(A)PYRENE DIOL EPOXIDE WITH SVAO MINICHROMOSOMES

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    Gamper, Howard B.; Yokota, Hisao A.; Bartholomew, James C.

    1980-03-01

    SV40 minichromosomes were reacted with (+)7{beta},8{alpha}-dihydroxy-9{alpha},10{alpha}-epoxy- 7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo[a]pyrene (BaP diol epoxide). Low levels of modification (< 5 DNA adducts/minichromosome) did not detectably alter the structure of the minichromosomes but high levels (> 200 DNA adducts/minichromosome) led to extensive fragmentation. Relative to naked SV40 DNA BaP diol epoxide induced alkylation and strand scission of minichromosomal DNA was reduced or enhanced by factors of 1.5 and 2.0, respectively. The reduction in covalent binding was attributed to the presence of histones, which competed with DNA for the hydrocarbon and reduced the probability of BaP diol epoxide intercalation by tightening the helix. The enhancement of strand scission was probably due to the catalytic effect of histones on the rate of S-elimination at apurinic sites, although an altered adduct profile or the presence of a repair endonuclease were not excluded. Staphylococcal nuclease digestion indicated that BaP dial epoxide randomly alkylated the minichromosomal DNA. This is in contrast to studies with cellular chromatin where internucleosomal DNA was preferentially modified. Differences in the minichromosomal protein complement were responsible for this altered susceptibility.

  6. The strained sesquiterpene β-caryophyllene as a probe for the solvent-assisted epoxidation mechanism.

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    Steenackers, Bart; Neirinckx, Alexander; De Cooman, Luc; Hermans, Ive; De Vos, Dirk

    2014-04-04

    In our attempt to synthesize β-caryophyllene oxide in food-compatible conditions, we observed the uncatalyzed and highly selective epoxidation of β-caryophyllene, a strained bicyclic sesquiterpene, in ethanol with aqueous H2 O2 under radical-suppressing conditions without the addition of a catalyst. The unusual reactivity of β-caryophyllene allowed us to use it as a probe for the mechanism of the solvent-assisted epoxidation in a wide range of organic solvents. A kinetic study was performed to investigate the epoxidation mechanism; an excellent correlation was found between the observed epoxidation rates in different solvents and the Abraham's hydrogen bond formation parameters of these solvents. By means of computational analysis, it was found that the main role of the solvent consists of the stabilization of the elongated OO bond of H2 O2 in the transition state through hydrogen-bond donation to the leaving OH moiety of H2 O2 . α-Humulene was found to possess similar reactivity as β-caryophyllene whereas isocaryophyllene-the unstrained isomer of β-caryophyllene-was unreactive.

  7. Co-purification of microsomal epoxide hydrolase with the warfarin-sensitive vitamin K1 oxide reductase of the vitamin K cycle.

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    Guenthner, T M; Cai, D; Wallin, R

    1998-01-15

    Vitamin K1 oxide reductase activity has been partially purified from rat liver microsomes. A three-step procedure produced a preparation in which warfarin-sensitive vitamin K1 oxide reductase activity was 118-fold enriched over the activity in intact rat liver microsomes. A major component of the multi-protein mixture was identified as a 50 kDa protein that strongly cross-reacts with antiserum prepared against homogeneous rat liver microsomal epoxide hydrolase. The reductase preparation also had a high level or epoxide hydrolase activity against two xenobiotic epoxide substrates. The K(m) values for hydrolysis by the reductase preparation were similar to those for homogeneous microsomal epoxide hydrolase itself, and the specific hydrolase activities of the reductase preparation were 25-35% of the specific activities measured for the homogeneous hydrolase preparation. Antibodies prepared against homogeneous microsomal epoxide hydrolase inhibited up to 80% of reductase activity of the reductase preparation. Homogeneous microsomal epoxide hydrolase had no vitamin K1 oxide reductase activity. This evidence suggests that microsomal epoxide hydrolase, or a protein that is very similar to it, is a major functional component of a multi-protein complex that is responsible for vitamin K1 oxide reduction in rat liver microsomes.

  8. Total Synthesis of Pumiliotoxins 209F and 251D via Late-Stage, Nickel-Catalyzed Epoxide-Alkyne Reductive Cyclization

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    Woodin, Katrina S.; Jamison, Timothy F.

    2011-01-01

    Pumiliotoxins 209F and 251D were synthesized using highly selective nickel-catalyzed epoxide-alkyne reductive cyclizations as the final step. The exocyclic (Z)-alkene found in the majority of the pumiliotoxins was formed stereospecifically and regioselectively, without the use of a directing group on the alkyne, and the epoxide underwent ring opening exclusively at the less hindered carbon to provide the requisite tertiary alcohol. The epoxides were prepared using diastereoselective addition of a sulfoxonium anion to a proline-derived methyl ketone. PMID:17696401

  9. Enantioselective monofluoromethylation of aldehydes with 2-fluoro-1,3-benzodithiole-1,1,3,3-tetraoxide catalyzed by a bifunctional cinchona alkaloid-derived thiourea-titanium complex.

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    Ma, Hai; Matsuzaki, Kohei; Yang, Yu-Dong; Tokunaga, Etsuko; Nakane, Daisuke; Ozawa, Tomohiro; Masuda, Hideki; Shibata, Norio

    2013-12-11

    A catalytic enantioselective monofluoromethylation of aldehydes using 2-fluoro-1,3-benzodithiole-1,1,3,3-tetraoxide (FBDT) was realized. With a bifunctional thiourea-titanium catalytic system, the monofluoromethylated-adducts were obtained in good yields and high enantioselectivities, up to 96% ee.

  10. [Influence of the coexistence of Zn2+ on the enantioselective toxicity of metolachlor to Scenedesmus obliquus].

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    Hu, Xiao-Na; Zhang, Shu-Xian; Chen, Cai-Dong; Liu, Hui-Jun

    2014-01-01

    To evaluate the enantioselective toxicity of chiral pesticide coexisting with heavy metal, the enantioselective toxicity of Rac-, S-metolachlor alone and coexisting with Zn2+ on Scenedesmus obliquus was studied by using standard toxic testing method. The results showed that the trend of the enantioselective toxicity of Rac- and S-metolachlor coexisting with Zn2+ was similar to that of Rac- and S-metolachlor alone. The growth inhibition rate of Scenedesmus obliquus was decreased by the coexistence of Zn2+ with high concentrations of metolachlor. The inhibition rates with 0.30 mg x L(-1) Rac- and S-metolachlor alone at 24 h were 49.61% and 59.73%, and in the coexistence of Zn2+ the values were 38.41% and 42.52%, respectively. The enantioselective toxicity of Rac- and S-metolachlor was expanded and the toxicity of S-metolachlor increased greater than that of Rac-metolachlor. The coexistence of Zn2+ showed partial increase in toxicity of metolachlor in low concentrations, while there was antagonistic effect in high content of metolachlor. The trend of Chlorophyll content of Scenedesmus obliquus at 96 h was in accordance with the growth inhibition.

  11. Enantioselective acyl transfer catalysis by a combination of common catalytic motifs and electrostatic interactions

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    Mandai, Hiroki; Fujii, Kazuki; Yasuhara, Hiroshi; Abe, Kenko; Mitsudo, Koichi; Korenaga, Toshinobu; Suga, Seiji

    2016-01-01

    Catalysts that can promote acyl transfer processes are important to enantioselective synthesis and their development has received significant attention in recent years. Despite noteworthy advances, discovery of small-molecule catalysts that are robust, efficient, recyclable and promote reactions with high enantioselectivity can be easily and cost-effectively prepared in significant quantities (that is, >10 g) has remained elusive. Here, we demonstrate that by attaching a binaphthyl moiety, appropriately modified to establish H-bonding interactions within the key intermediates in the catalytic cycle, and a 4-aminopyridyl unit, exceptionally efficient organic molecules can be prepared that facilitate enantioselective acyl transfer reactions. As little as 0.5 mol% of a member of the new catalyst class is sufficient to generate acyl-substituted all-carbon quaternary stereogenic centres in quantitative yield and in up to 98:2 enantiomeric ratio (er) in 5 h. Kinetic resolution or desymmetrization of 1,2-diol can be performed with high efficiency and enantioselectivity as well. PMID:27079273

  12. Chiral Ketone and Iminium Catalysts for Olefin Epoxidation

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    Wong, O. Andrea; Shi, Yian

    Organo-catalyzed asymmetric epoxidation has received much attention in the past 30 years and significant progress has been made for various types of olefins. This review will cover the advancement made in the field of chiral ketone and chiral iminium salt-catalyzed epoxidations.

  13. Environmental behavior of the chiral acetamide pesticide metalaxyl: enantioselective degradation and chiral stability in soil.

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    Buser, Hans-Rudolf; Müller, Markus D; Poiger, Thomas; Balmer, Marianne E

    2002-01-15

    Racemic metalaxyl is currently being replaced in many countries by metalaxyl-M, the fungicide enantiomerically enriched with the biologically active R-enantiomer. This "chiral switch" is expected to reduce the amount of pesticide released into the environment as well as potential side-effects on nontarget organisms. Detailed knowledge of the environmental behavior of such chiral compounds should include information on the chiral stability (interconversion of enantiomers). In the present study, the degradation/ dissipation of metalaxyl and its primary carboxylic acid metabolite (MX-acid) in soil was investigated under laboratory conditions using enantioselective gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Racemic and the enantiopure R- and S-compounds were incubated in separate experiments. The degradation of metalaxyl was shown to be enantioselective with the fungicidally active R-enantiomer being faster degraded than the inactive S-enantiomer, resulting in residues enriched with S-metalaxyl when the racemic compound was incubated. The relatively high enantioselectivity suggests that degradation/dissipation was largely biological. The data indicated a conversion of 40-50% of metalaxyl to MX-acid, and the remaining metalaxyl being degraded via other pathways. The degradation of MX-acid was also enantioselective. Metalaxyl and MX-acid were both configurationally stable in soil, showing no interconversion of R- to S-enantiomers, and vice-versa. Furthermore, the conversion of metalaxyl to MX-acid proceeded with retention of configuration. Degradation followed approximate first-order kinetics but showed significant lag phases.

  14. Enantioselective hydrogenation of pyruvic acid oxime to alanine on Pd/Alumina

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    Borszeky, K.; Mallat, T.; Aeschiman, R.

    1996-06-01

    The chemo- and enantioselective hydrogenation of pyruvic acid oxime have been studied on Pd/alumina, the latter in the presence of the 1,2-amino alcohol type alkaloids ephedrine, cinchonidine, and cinchonine. High yields of racemic alanine (90-98%) were obtained in the absence of alkaloids in polar solvents at 0-45{degrees}C and 10 bar. Enantioselection increased with higher temperature and alkalid: oxime molar ratio. A 1:1 ephedrine: oxime molar ratio afforded the best enantiomeric excess (26%). The presence of alkaloid resulted in a decrease of reaction rate by a factor of up to 140, compared to the racemic hydrogenation. Based on X-ray crystal structure analysis of the alkaloid-pyruvic acid oxime adduct, a mechanism is proposed for the steric course of the reaction. Extended interactions by multiple H bonds between the adsorbed alkaloid-oxime salt units on the Pd surface is assumed to be at the origin of the moderate enantioselectivity and the very low enantioselective hydrogenation rate. 28 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  15. Epoxides--is there a human health problem?

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    Manson, M M

    1980-01-01

    The purpose of this review is to consider whether epoxides represent a hazard to human health. Possible means of occupational and non-occupational exposure are discussed with reference to the production and uses of industrially important compounds and other epoxides, such as naturally occurring plant and fungal products. In addition to epoxides themselves, unsaturated compounds that may be metabolised in vivo to epoxides are included, since this appears to be a further important means of exposure. The toxicology, in particular carcinogenicity and mutagenicity, is discussed, along with a brief outline of the biochemistry such as metabolism, binding to cell constituents, and DNA repair mechanisms. The question of interactions between different epoxides in vivo is also raised. PMID:7004476

  16. Enantioselective degradation of metalaxyl in cucumber, cabbage, spinach and pakchoi.

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    Wang, Meiyun; Zhang, Qing; Cong, Lujing; Yin, Wei; Wang, Minghua

    2014-01-01

    The enantioselective degradation behaviors of the acylamino acid fungicide metalaxyl in vegetables (cucumber, cabbage, spinach and pakchoi) under field and greenhouse conditions were elucidated by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). A cellulose tris (3-chloro-4-methyl phenyl carbamate) chiral column (Lux Cellulose-2) was used for the chiral separation of the enantiomers using acetonitrile-0.1% formic acid solution (40:60, v/v) as mobile phase at a flow rate of 1.0 mL min(-1). The two enantiomers could be completely separated with a resolution (Rs) of 5.2. The linearity range, matrix effect, precision and recovery were evaluated. The method was successfully applied for the enantioselective analysis of metalaxyl in cucumber, cabbage, spinach and pakchoi under different conditions. The results showed that R-enantiomer dissipated faster than S-enantiomer in cucumber of greenhouse. Inversely, a preferential degradation of S-form was found in spinach and pakchoi under field and greenhouse conditions. No stereoselective degradation in cabbage was observed. These results can be applied for evaluating the environmental risk and food safety. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Enantioselective degradation of metalaxyl in grape, tomato, and rice plants.

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    Wang, Meiyun; Hua, Xiude; Zhang, Qing; Yang, Yu; Shi, Haiyan; Wang, Minghua

    2015-02-01

    Enantioselective biodegradation of chiral pesticide metalaxyl in grape, tomato, and rice plants under field conditions were studied. Metalaxyl enantiomers were completely separated with a resolution (Rs) of 5.01 by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) based on a cellulose tris (3-chloro-4-methyl phenyl carbamate) chiral column (Lux Cellulose-2). Metalaxyl enantiomers from matrixes were extracted by acetonitrile and purged using Cleanert Alumina-A solid phase extraction (SPE). The linearity, recovery, precision, sensitivity, and matrix effect of the method were assessed. The result showed that significant stereoselectivity occurred in grape, tomato, and rice plants. In grape, (+)-S-metalaxyl with a half-life of 5.5 d degraded faster than (-)-R-metalaxyl with that of 6.9 d, and the enantiomer fraction (EF) value reached 0.37 at 21 d. The same enantioselectivity was observed in tomato, and the half-life was 2.2 d for the S-enantiomer and 3.0 d for the R-enantiomer. The EF values decreased from 0.49 of 0 d to 0.26 of 14 d. On the other hand, a preferential degradation of the R-form was found in rice plants, with an EF value of 0.70 at 14 d, and the corresponding half-life was 2.3 d for the R-form and 2.8 d for the S-form. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. Shell cross-linked micelle-based nanoreactors for the substrate-selective hydrolytic kinetic resolution of epoxides.

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    Liu, Yu; Wang, Yu; Wang, Yufeng; Lu, Jie; Piñón, Victor; Weck, Marcus

    2011-09-14

    Shell cross-linked micelles (SCMs) containing Co(III)-salen cores were prepared from amphiphilic poly(2-oxazoline) triblock copolymers. The catalytic activity of these nanoreactors for the hydrolytic kinetic resolution of various terminal epoxides was investigated. The SCM catalysts showed high catalytic efficiency and, more significantly, substrate selectivity based on the hydrophobic nature of the epoxide. Moreover, because of the nanoscale particle size and the high stability, the catalyst could be recovered easily by ultrafiltration and reused with high activity for eight cycles.

  19. Kinetics and mechanism of styrene epoxidation by chlorite: role of chlorine dioxide.

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    Leigh, Jessica K; Rajput, Jonathan; Richardson, David E

    2014-07-07

    An investigation of the kinetics and mechanism for epoxidation of styrene and para-substituted styrenes by chlorite at 25 °C in the pH range of 5-6 is described. The proposed mechanism in water and water/acetonitrile includes seven oxidation states of chlorine (-I, 0, I, II, III, IV, and V) to account for the observed kinetics and product distributions. The model provides an unusually detailed quantitative mechanism for the complex reactions that occur in mixtures of chlorine species and organic substrates, particularly when the strong oxidant chlorite is employed. Kinetic control of the reaction is achieved by the addition of chlorine dioxide to the reaction mixture, thereby eliminating a substantial induction period observed when chlorite is used alone. The epoxidation agent is identified as chlorine dioxide, which is continually formed by the reaction of chlorite with hypochlorous acid that results from ClO produced by the epoxidation reaction. The overall stoichiometry is the result of two competing chain reactions in which the reactive intermediate ClO reacts with either chlorine dioxide or chlorite ion to produce hypochlorous acid and chlorate or chloride, respectively. At high chlorite ion concentrations, HOCl is rapidly eliminated by reaction with chlorite, minimizing side reactions between HOCl and Cl2 with the starting material. Epoxide selectivity (>90% under optimal conditions) is accurately predicted by the kinetic model. The model rate constant for direct reaction of styrene with ClO2(aq) to produce epoxide is (1.16 ± 0.07) × 10(-2) M(-1) s(-1) for 60:40 water/acetonitrile with 0.20 M acetate buffer. Rate constants for para substituted styrenes (R = -SO3(-), -OMe, -Me, -Cl, -H, and -NO2) with ClO2 were determined. The results support the radical addition/elimination mechanism originally proposed by Kolar and Lindgren to account for the formation of styrene oxide in the reaction of styrene with chlorine dioxide.

  20. Benzylic Ammonium Ylide Mediated Epoxidations

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    Roiser, Lukas; Robiette, Raphaël; Waser, Mario

    2016-01-01

    A high yielding synthesis of stilbene oxides using ammonium ylides has been developed. It turned out that the amine leaving group plays a crucial role as trimethylamine gives higher yields than DABCO or quinuclidine. The amine group also influences the diastereoselectivity, and detailed DFT calculations to understand the key parameters of these reactions have been carried out. PMID:27766017

  1. Regiospecific Epoxidation of Carvone: A Discovery-Oriented Experiment for Understanding the Selectivity and Mechanism of Epoxidation Reactions

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    Mak, Kendrew K. W.; Lai, Y. M.; Siu, Yuk-Hong

    2006-01-01

    This article describes a discovery-oriented experiment for demonstrating the selectivity of two epoxidation reactions. Peroxy acids and alkaline H[subscript 2]O[subscript 2] are two commonly used reagents for alkene epoxidation. The former react preferentially with electron-rich alkenes while the latter works better with alpha,beta-unsaturated…

  2. Highly diastereo- and enantioselective allylboration of aldehydes using α-substituted allyl/crotyl pinacol boronic esters via in situ generated borinic esters.

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    Chen, Jack L-Y; Scott, Helen K; Hesse, Matthew J; Willis, Christine L; Aggarwal, Varinder K

    2013-04-10

    Readily available, α-substituted allyl/crotyl pinacol boronic esters often give low E/Z selectivity (with Z favored) in reactions with aldehydes. We found that addition of nBuLi to the pinacol boronic ester followed by trapping of the alkoxide with TFAA leads to an intermediate allyl borinic ester which undergoes allylboration with very high E selectivity. The substrate scope includes primary to tertiary alkyl α-substituents, crotyl substrates, and the previously unreported β-methallyl pinacol boronic esters. The latter give very high Z selectivity under standard conditions which is completely reversed to high E selectivity under the new conditions. Monitoring the reaction by (11)B NMR confirmed that the reaction proceeds through a borinic ester intermediate.

  3. Enantioselective Effects of Metalaxyl Enantiomers on Breast Cancer Cells Metabolic Profiling Using HPLC-QTOF-Based Metabolomics

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    Zhang, Ping; Zhu, Wentao; Wang, Dezhen; Yan, Jin; Wang, Yao; He, Lin

    2017-01-01

    In this study, an integrative high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-QTOF) based metabolomics approach was performed to evaluate the enantioselective metabolic perturbations in MCF-7 cells after treatment with R-metalaxyl and S-metalaxyl, respectively. Untargeted metabolomics profile, multivariate pattern recognition, metabolites identification, and pathway analysis were determined after metalaxyl enantiomer exposure. Principal component analysis (PCA) and partitial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) directly reflected the enantioselective metabolic perturbations induced by metalaxyl enantiomers. On the basis of multivariate statistical results, a total of 49 metabolites including carbohydrates, amino acids, nucleotides, fatty acids, organic acids, phospholipids, indoles, derivatives, etc. were found to be the most significantly changed metabolites and metabolic fluctuations caused by the same concentration of R-metalaxyl and S-metalaxyl were enantioselective. Pathway analysis indicated that R-metalaxyl and S-metalaxyl mainly affected the 7 and 10 pathways in MCF-7 cells, respectively, implying the perturbed pathways induced by metalaxyl enantiomers were also enantioselective. Furthermore, the significantly perturbed metabolic pathways were highly related to energy metabolism, amino acid metabolism, lipid metabolism, and antioxidant defense. Such results provide more specific insights into the enantioselective metabolic effects of chiral pesticides in breast cancer progression, reveal the underlying mechanisms, and provide available data for the health risk assessments of chiral environmental pollutants at the molecular level. PMID:28085117

  4. Enantioselective Effects of Metalaxyl Enantiomers on Breast Cancer Cells Metabolic Profiling Using HPLC-QTOF-Based Metabolomics.

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    Zhang, Ping; Zhu, Wentao; Wang, Dezhen; Yan, Jin; Wang, Yao; He, Lin

    2017-01-12

    In this study, an integrative high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-QTOF) based metabolomics approach was performed to evaluate the enantioselective metabolic perturbations in MCF-7 cells after treatment with R-metalaxyl and S-metalaxyl, respectively. Untargeted metabolomics profile, multivariate pattern recognition, metabolites identification, and pathway analysis were determined after metalaxyl enantiomer exposure. Principal component analysis (PCA) and partitial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) directly reflected the enantioselective metabolic perturbations induced by metalaxyl enantiomers. On the basis of multivariate statistical results, a total of 49 metabolites including carbohydrates, amino acids, nucleotides, fatty acids, organic acids, phospholipids, indoles, derivatives, etc. were found to be the most significantly changed metabolites and metabolic fluctuations caused by the same concentration of R-metalaxyl and S-metalaxyl were enantioselective. Pathway analysis indicated that R-metalaxyl and S-metalaxyl mainly affected the 7 and 10 pathways in MCF-7 cells, respectively, implying the perturbed pathways induced by metalaxyl enantiomers were also enantioselective. Furthermore, the significantly perturbed metabolic pathways were highly related to energy metabolism, amino acid metabolism, lipid metabolism, and antioxidant defense. Such results provide more specific insights into the enantioselective metabolic effects of chiral pesticides in breast cancer progression, reveal the underlying mechanisms, and provide available data for the health risk assessments of chiral environmental pollutants at the molecular level.

  5. Mutagenicity and tumorigenicity of the four enantiopure bay-region 3,4-diol-1,2-epoxide isomers of dibenz[a,h]anthracene.

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    Chang, Richard L; Wood, Alexander W; Huang, Mou Tuan; Xie, Jian Guo; Cui, Xiao Xing; Reuhl, Kenneth R; Boyd, D R; Lin, Yong; Shih, Weichung Joe; Balani, Suresh K; Yagi, Haruhiko; Jerina, Donald M; Conney, Allan H

    2013-09-01

    Each enantiomer of the diastereomeric pair of bay-region dibenz[a,h]anthracene 3,4-diol-1,2-epoxides in which the benzylic 4-hydroxyl group and epoxide oxygen are either cis (isomer 1) or trans (isomer 2) were evaluated for mutagenic activity. In strains TA 98 and TA 100 of Salmonella typhimurium, the diol epoxide with (1S,2R,3S,4R) absolute configuration [(-)-diol epoxide-1] had the highest mutagenic activity. In Chinese hamster V-79 cells, the diol epoxide with (1R,2S,3S,4R) absolute configuration [(+)-diol epoxide-2] had the highest mutagenic activity. The (1R,2S,3R,4S) diol epoxide [(+)-diol epoxide-1] also had appreciable activity, whereas the other two bay-region diol epoxide enantiomers had very low activity. In tumor studies, the (1R,2S,3S,4R) enantiomer was the only diol epoxide isomer tested that had strong activity as a tumor initiator on mouse skin and in causing lung and liver tumors when injected into newborn mice. This stereoisomer was about one-third as active as the parent hydrocarbon, dibenz[a,h]anthracene as a tumor initiator on mouse skin; it was several-fold more active than dibenz[a,h]anthracene as a lung and liver carcinogen when injected into newborn mice. (-)-(3R,4R)-3β,4α-dihydroxy-3,4-dihydro-dibenz[a,h]anthracene [(-)-3,4-dihydrodiol] was slightly more active than dibenz[a,h]anthracene as a tumor initiator on mouse skin, whereas (+)-(3S,4S)-3α,4β-dihydroxy-3,4-dihydro-dibenz[a,h]anthracene [(+)-3,4-dihydrodiol] had only very weak activity. The present investigation and previous studies with the corresponding four possible enantiopure bay-region diol epoxide enantiomers/diastereomers of benzo[a]pyrene, benz[a]anthracene, chrysene, benzo[c]phenanthrene, dibenz[c,h]acridine, dibenz[a,h]acridine and dibenz[a,h]anthracene indicate that the bay-region diol epoxide enantiomer with [R,S,S,R] absolute stereochemistry has high tumorigenic activity on mouse skin and in newborn mice.

  6. Enantioselective gas chromatography/mass spectrometry of methylsulfonyl PCBs with application to arctic marine mammals.

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    Wiberg, K; Letcher, R; Sandau, C; Duffe, J; Norstrom, R; Haglund, P; Bidleman, T

    1998-09-15

    Four different commercially available cyclodextrin (CD) capillary gas chromatography (GC) columns were tested for the enantioselective separation of nine environmentally persistent atropisomeric 3- and 4-methylsulfonyl PCBs (MeSO2-CBs). The selected columns contained cyclodextrins with various cavity diameters (beta- or gamma-CD), which were methylated and/or tert-butyldimethylsilylated (TBDMS) in the 2,3,6-O-positions. The beta-CD column with TBDMS substituents in all of the 2,3,6-O-positions was by far the most selective column for the MeSO2-CBs tested. Enantiomers of congeners with 3-MeSO2 substitution were more easily separated than those with 4-MeSO2 substitution. The separation also seemed to be enhanced for congeners with the chlorine atoms on the non-MeSO2-containing ring and clustered on one side of the same ring. The 2,3-di-O-methyl-6-O-TBDMS-beta-CD was found to give somewhat better selectivity than the corresponding gamma-CD, in comparison between the two columns, which were identical in all other respects. Enantioselective analysis of arctic ringed seal (Phoca hispida) and polar bear (Ursus maritimus) adipose tissue revealed a strong dominance of certain enantiomers. For example, the enantiomer ratio (ER) of 3-MeSO2-CB149 was 0.32 and < 0.1 in ringed seal blubber and polar bear fat, respectively. These low ER values are indicative of highly enantioselective formation, enantioselective metabolism, enantioselective transport across cell membranes, or a combination of the three in both species. Comparable results for the enantiomeric analysis of MeSO2-CBs in biotic tissue extracts were obtained using two highly selective mass spectrometric techniques, ion trap mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry and electron capture negative ion low-resolution mass spectrometry.

  7. Highly enantioselective reductive amination of simple aryl ketones catalyzed by Ir-f-Binaphane in the presence of titanium(IV) isopropoxide and iodine.

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    Chi, Yongxiang; Zhou, Yong-Gui; Zhang, Xumu

    2003-05-16

    Using an Ir-f-Binaphane complex as the catalyst, complete conversions and high enantioselectivies (up to 96% ee) were achieved in the asymmetric reductive amination of aryl ketones in the presence of Ti(O(i)()Pr)(4) and I(2). A simple and efficient method of synthesizing chiral primary amines has been realized.

  8. Highly enantioselective alpha-chlorination of cyclic beta-ketoesters catalyzed by N,N'-dioxide using NCS as the chlorine source.

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    Cai, Yunfei; Wang, Wentao; Shen, Ke; Wang, Jun; Hu, Xiaolei; Lin, Lili; Liu, Xiaohua; Feng, Xiaoming

    2010-02-28

    A simple and highly efficient N,N'-dioxide organocatalyst system was developed for the asymmetric alpha-chlorination of cyclic beta-ketoesters using easily available NCS as the chlorine source to provide a series of optically active alpha-chloro-beta-ketoesters in excellent yields with 90-98% ee.

  9. Direct, Intermolecular, Enantioselective, Iridium-Catalyzed Allylation of Carbamates to Form Carbamate-Protected, Branched Allylic Amines

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    Weix, Daniel J.; Marković, Dean; Ueda, Mitsuhiro; Hartwig, John F.

    2009-01-01

    The direct reaction between carbamates and achiral allylic carbonates to form branched, conveniently protected primary allylic amines with high regioselectivity and enantioselectivity is reported. This process occurs without base or with 0.5 equiv K3PO4 in the presence of a metalacyclic iridium catalyst containing a labile ethylene ligand. The reactions of aryl, heteroaryl and alkyl-substituted allylic carbonates with BocNH2, FmocNH2, CbzNH2, TrocNH2, TeocNH2, and 2-oxazolidinone occur in good yields, with high selectivity for the branched isomer, and high enantioselectivities (98% average ee). PMID:19552468

  10. Direct, intermolecular, enantioselective, iridium-catalyzed allylation of carbamates to form carbamate-protected, branched allylic amines.

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    Weix, Daniel J; Marković, Dean; Ueda, Mitsuhiro; Hartwig, John F

    2009-07-02

    The direct reaction between carbamates and achiral allylic carbonates to form branched, conveniently protected primary allylic amines with high regioselectivity and enantioselectivity is reported. This process occurs without base or with 0.5 equiv K(3)PO(4) in the presence of a metalacyclic iridium catalyst containing a labile ethylene ligand. The reactions of aryl-, heteroaryl-, and alkyl-substituted allylic carbonates with BocNH(2), FmocNH(2), CbzNH(2), TrocNH(2), TeocNH(2), and 2-oxazolidinone occur in good yields, with high selectivity for the branched isomer and high enantioselectivities (98% average ee).

  11. Epoxidation reactions of unsaturated fatty esters with potassium peroxomonosulfate.

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    Lie Ken Jie, M S; Pasha, M K

    1998-06-01

    Epoxidation of the double bond in methyl oleate, octadec-11E-en-9-ynoate, ricinoleate (12-hydroxy-octadec-9Z-enoate), iso-ricinoleate (9-hydroxy-octadec-12Z-enoate), and 12-oxo-octadec-9Z-enoate with potassium peroxomonosulfate (oxone, 2 KHSO5.KHSO4.K2SO4) in the presence of trifluoroacetone or methyl pyruvate gave the corresponding monoepoxy derivatives. Reaction of Oxone with methyl linoleate and octadeca-9Z,11E-dienoate furnished the corresponding diepoxystearate derivative. Methyl 9,12-dioxo-octadec-10Z-enoate was obtained when a C18 furanoid fatty ester (methyl 9,12-epoxy-9,11-octadecadienoate) was treated with Oxone. The yield of these reactions was very high (85-99%), and the epoxy derivatives were readily isolated by solvent extraction. The products were identified by spectroscopic methods.

  12. In-Situ Generated Graphene as the Catalytic Site for Visible-Light Mediated Ethylene Epoxidation on AG Nanocatalysts

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    Zhang, Xueqiang Alex; Jain, Prashant

    2017-06-01

    Despite the harsh conditions for chemical conversion, ethylene oxide produced from ethylene epoxidation on Ag-based heterogeneous catalyst constitutes one of the largest volume chemicals in chemical industry. Recently, photocatalytic epoxidation of ethylene over plasmonic Ag nanoparticles enables the chemical conversion under significantly decreased temperature and ambient pressure conditions. Yet a detailed understanding of the photocatalytic process at the reactant/catalyst interface is under debate. Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a powerful vibrational spectroscopy technique that enables the localized detection of rare and/or transient chemical species with high sensitivity under in situ and ambient conditions. Using SERS, we are able to monitor at individual sites of an Ag nanocatalyst the visible-light-mediated adsorption and epoxidation of ethylene. From detected intermediates, we find that the primary step in the photoepoxidation is the transient formation of graphene catalyzed by the Ag surface. Density functional theory (DFT) simulations that model the observed SERS spectra suggest that the defective edge sites of the graphene formed on Ag constitute the active site for C2H4 adsorption and epoxidation. Further studies with pre-formed graphene/Ag catalyst composites confirm the indispensable role of graphene in visible-light-mediated ethylene epoxidation. Carbon is often thought to be either an innocent support or a poison for metallic catalysts; however our studies reveal a surprising role for crystalline carbon layers as potential co-catalysts.

  13. Solvent-free acid-catalyzed ring-opening of epoxidized oleochemicals using stearates/stearic acid, and its applications.

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    Ahn, Byung-Jun Kollbe; Kraft, Stefan; Sun, Xiuzhi Susan

    2012-03-07

    Toxic solvent and strong acid catalysts causing environmental issues have been mainly used for ring-opening of epoxidized oleochemicals. Here, we demonstrated that magnesium stearate (Mg-stearate) was a high efficient catalyst for solvent-free ring-opening of epoxidized methyl oleate, a model compound of midchain epoxide. Mg-stearate resulted in the highest yield (95%) and conversion rate (99%) toward midchain alkoxyesters under the same conditions (160 °C, 12 h) superior to other fatty acid derivatives such as a Lewis acid (lithium and sodium stearate) and Brønsted acid (stearic acid). Based on this chemical study, we synthesized biogrease and thermoplastic using epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and Mg-stearate via one-pot, solvent-free, and purification-free process. Mg-stearate played a significant role as a reactant for epoxide ring-opening and as a thickener when excess loading rate was used; viscosity increased from 1800 to 4500 Pa·s at 25 °C when ESO:Mg-stearate increased from 1:1 equiv to 1:2, then behaved like thermoplastics (T(g) = -27 °C, T(m) = 90 °C) with 1:4.

  14. Vancomycin Molecular Interactions: Antibiotic and Enantioselective Mechanisms

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    Ward, Timothy J.; Gilmore, Aprile; Ward, Karen; Vowell, Courtney

    Medical studies established that vancomycin and other related macrocyclic antibiotics have an enhanced antimicrobial activity when they are associated as dimers. The carbohydrate units attached to the vancomycin basket have an essential role in the dimerization reaction. Covalently synthesized dimers were found active against vancomycin-resistant bacterial strains. A great similarity between antibiotic potential and enantioselectivity was established. A covalent vancomycin dimer was studied in capillary electrophoresis producing excellent chiral separation of dansyl amino acids. Balhimycin is a macrocyclic glycopeptide structurally similar to vancomycin. The small differences are, however, responsible for drastic differences in enantioselectivity in the same experimental conditions. Contributions from studies examining vancomycin's mechanism for antimicrobial activity have substantially aided our understanding of its mechanism in chiral recognition.

  15. Reversal of enantioselective Friedel-Crafts C3-alkylation of pyrrole by slightly tuning the amide units of N,N'-dioxide ligands.

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    Zhang, Yulong; Yang, Na; Liu, Xiaohua; Guo, Jing; Zhang, Xiying; Lin, Lili; Hu, Changwei; Feng, Xiaoming

    2015-05-18

    Chiral Ni(ii)-complexes of N,N'-dioxides show high catalytic activity and enantioselectivity in catalysing the asymmetric Friedel-Crafts C3-alkylation of 2,5-dimethyl pyrrole to β,γ-unsaturated α-ketoesters. A dramatic reversal of enantioselectivity is realized with ligands derived from the same type of chiral source of l-ramipril, by slightly tuning the amide units.

  16. Copper-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allyl-Allyl Coupling between Allylic Boronates and Phosphates with a Phenol/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Chiral Ligand.

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    Yasuda, Yuto; Ohmiya, Hirohisa; Sawamura, Masaya

    2016-08-26

    Copper-catalyzed enantioselective allyl-allyl coupling between allylboronates and either Z-acyclic or cyclic allylic phosphates using a new chiral N-heterocyclic carbene ligand, bearing a phenolic hydroxy, is reported. This reaction occurs with exceptional SN 2'-type regioselectivities and high enantioselectivities to deliver chiral 1,5-diene derivatives with a tertiary stereogenic center at the allylic/homoallylic position.

  17. Tungsten-catalyzed regio- and enantioselective aminolysis of trans-2,3-epoxy alcohols: an entry to virtually enantiopure amino alcohols.

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    Wang, Chuan; Yamamoto, Hisashi

    2014-12-08

    The first catalytic enantioselective aminolysis of trans-2,3-epoxy alcohols has been accomplished. This stereospecific ring-opening process was efficiently promoted by a tungsten/bis(hydroxamic acid) catalytic system, furnishing various anti-3-amino-1,2-diols with excellent regiocontrol and high enantioselectivities (up to 95% ee). Moreover, virtually enantiopure 3-amino-1,2-diols could be obtained by the sequential combination of two reactions that both involve the use of a chiral catalyst.

  18. Regio-, Diastereo-, and Enantioselective Nitroso-Diels-Alder Reaction of 1,3-Diene-1-carbamates Catalyzed by Chiral Phosphoric Acids.

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    Pous, Jonathan; Courant, Thibaut; Bernadat, Guillaume; Iorga, Bogdan I; Blanchard, Florent; Masson, Géraldine

    2015-09-23

    Chiral phosphoric acid-catalyzed asymmetric nitroso-Diels-Alder reaction of nitrosoarenes with carbamate-dienes afforded cis-3,6-disubstituted dihydro-1,2-oxazines in high yields with excellent regio-, diastereo-, and enantioselectivities. Interestingly, we observed that the catalyst is able not only to control the enantioselectivity but also to reverse the regioselectivity of the noncatalyzed nitroso-Diels-Alder reaction. The regiochemistry reversal and asynchronous concerted mechanism were confirmed by DFT calculations.

  19. Conjugate addition-enantioselective protonation reactions.

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    Phelan, James P; Ellman, Jonathan A

    2016-01-01

    The addition of nucleophiles to electron-deficient alkenes represents one of the more general and commonly used strategies for the convergent assembly of more complex structures from simple precursors. In this review the addition of diverse protic and organometallic nucleophiles to electron-deficient alkenes followed by enantioselective protonation is summarized. Reactions are first categorized by the type of electron-deficient alkene and then are further classified according to whether catalysis is achieved with chiral Lewis acids, organocatalysts, or transition metals.

  20. Enantioselective synthesis of (+)- and (-)-dihydroepiepoformin and (+)-epiepoformin.

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    Carreño, M Carmen; Merino, Estíbaliz; Ribagorda, María; Somoza, Alvaro; Urbano, Antonio

    2005-03-31

    [reaction: see text] The enantioselective synthesis of both enantiomers of dihydroepiepoformin (1) and (+)-epiepoformin (2) was achieved from (p-tolylsulfinyl)methyl-p-quinols (SR)- or (SS)-3 and (4R,SR)-4, respectively. Key features include the stereocontrolled conjugate addition of AlMe3 to p-quinol 3 and retrocondensation to the ketone functionality, previous to oxidation of the beta-hydroxy sulfoxide moiety of advanced intermediates to the corresponding sulfone.

  1. An Enantioselective Synthesis of Beta-Eudesmol.

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    1986-01-01

    whole or in part may be granted by the head of the major department or the Dean of the Graduate College when in his or her judgement the proposed use ...bicyclic sesquiterpene which is - commonly found in nature. It has been a synthetic target for many researchers, most of whom used approaches based on...keudesmol. -We hi4ve 4eveloped-an enantioselective synthesis of 00 ,~eudesmol using diastereoselective cyclopropanation to install the O- -Q’t A 4a

  2. Nickel-catalyzed enantioselective arylation of pyridine†

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    Lutz, J. Patrick; Chau, Stephen T.

    2016-01-01

    We report an enantioselective Ni-catalyzed cross coupling of arylzinc reagents with pyridiniumions formed in situ from pyridine and a chloroformate. This reaction provides enantioenriched 2-aryl-1,2-dihydropyridine products that can be elaborated to numerous piperidine derivatives with little or no loss in ee. This method is notable for its use of pyridine, a feedstock chemical, to build a versatile, chiral heterocycle in a single synthetic step. PMID:28058106

  3. A rapid and highly enantioselective C-(11)C bond formation of l-[(11)C]phenylalanine via chiral phase-transfer catalysis.

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    Pekošak, Aleksandra; Filp, Ulrike; Škrinjar, Janja; Poot, Alex J; Windhorst, Albert D

    2017-01-18

    A rapid method for the synthesis of carbon-11 radiolabeled phenylalanine was developed using a chiral phase-transfer catalyst and a sub-nanomolar quantity of [(11)C]benzyl iodide as a radio-precursor. Based on a reported synthesis of [(11)C]benzyl iodide, a Schiff base precursor was evaluated for stereoselective [(11)C]benzylation. Extensive and interactive screening of the precursor, catalyst, base, stirring and temperature was required to achieve high stereoinduction. The result is an efficient 5-step radiolabeling method to reliably synthesize l- or d-[(11)C]phenylalanine with an excellent enantiomeric excess of >90% and almost quantitative radiochemical conversion of >95% (n > 5). Additionally, a phase-transfer catalyzed alkylation was utilized on the preparative scale using automated platform. The application resulted in high specific activity ranging from 85-135 GBq μmol(-1) of the enantiomerically pure [(11)C]phenylalanine, showing that the process is robust and amenable to broad use in PET.

  4. Access to enantioenriched alpha-amino esters via rhodium-catalyzed 1,4-addition/enantioselective protonation.

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    Navarre, Laure; Martinez, Rémi; Genet, Jean-Pierre; Darses, Sylvain

    2008-05-14

    Conjugate addition of potassium trifluoro(organo)borates 2 to dehydroalanine derivatives 1, mediated by a chiral rhodium catalyst and in situ enantioselective protonation, afforded straightforward access to a variety of protected alpha-amino esters 3 with high yields and enantiomeric excesses up to 95%. Among the tested chiral ligands and proton sources, Binap, in combination with guaiacol (2-methoxyphenol), an inexpensive and nontoxic phenol, afforded the highest asymmetric inductions. Organostannanes have also shown to participate in this reaction. By a fine-tuning of the ester moiety, and using Difluorophos as chiral ligand, increased levels of enantioselectivity, generally close to 95%, were achieved. Deuterium labeling experiments revealed, and DFT calculation supported, an unusual mechanism involving a hydride transfer from the amido substituent to the alpha carbon explaining the high levels of enantioselectivity attained in controlling this alpha chiral center.

  5. A direct approach to amines with remote stereocentres by enantioselective CuH-catalysed reductive relay hydroamination

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    Zhu, Shaolin; Niljianskul, Nootaree; Buchwald, Stephen L.

    2016-02-01

    Amines with remote stereocentres (stereocentres that are three or more bonds away from the C-N bond) are important structural elements in many pharmaceutical agents and natural products. However, previously reported methods to prepare these compounds in an enantioselective manner are indirect and require multistep synthesis. Here, we report a copper-hydride-catalysed, enantioselective synthesis of γ- or δ-chiral amines from readily available allylic alcohols, esters and ethers using a reductive relay hydroamination strategy (a net reductive process in which an amino group is installed at a site remote from the original carbon-carbon double bond). The protocol was suitable for substrates containing a wide range of functional groups and provided remote chiral amine products with high levels of regio- and enantioselectivity. Sequential amination of substrates containing several carbon-carbon double bonds could be achieved, demonstrating the high chemoselectivity of this process.

  6. A direct approach to amines with remote stereocentres by enantioselective CuH-catalysed reductive relay hydroamination.

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    Zhu, Shaolin; Niljianskul, Nootaree; Buchwald, Stephen L

    2016-02-01

    Amines with remote stereocentres (stereocentres that are three or more bonds away from the C-N bond) are important structural elements in many pharmaceutical agents and natural products. However, previously reported methods to prepare these compounds in an enantioselective manner are indirect and require multistep synthesis. Here, we report a copper-hydride-catalysed, enantioselective synthesis of γ- or δ-chiral amines from readily available allylic alcohols, esters and ethers using a reductive relay hydroamination strategy (a net reductive process in which an amino group is installed at a site remote from the original carbon-carbon double bond). The protocol was suitable for substrates containing a wide range of functional groups and provided remote chiral amine products with high levels of regio- and enantioselectivity. Sequential amination of substrates containing several carbon-carbon double bonds could be achieved, demonstrating the high chemoselectivity of this process.

  7. A direct approach to amines with remote stereocenters by enantioselective CuH-catalysed reductive relay hydroamination

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    Zhu, Shaolin; Niljianskul, Nootaree; Buchwald, Stephen L.

    2015-01-01

    Amines with remote stereocenters (stereocenters that are three or more bonds away from the C–N bond) are important structural elements in many pharmaceutical agents and natural products. However, previously reported methods to prepare these compounds in an enantioselective manner are indirect and require multistep synthesis. Here we report a copper hydride-catalysed, enantioselective synthesis of γ- or δ-chiral amines from readily available allylic alcohols, esters, and ethers using a reductive relay hydroamination strategy (a net reductive process in which an amino group is installed at a site remote from the original C–C double bond). The protocol was suitable for substrates containing a wide range of functional groups and provided remote chiral amine products with high levels of regio- and enantioselectivity. Sequential amination of substrates containing several carbon-carbon double bonds could be achieved, demonstrating the high chemoselectivity of this process. PMID:26791897

  8. Investigation of the impact of water on the enantioselectivity displayed by CALB in the kinetic resolution of δ-functionalized alkan-2-ol derivatives.

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    Yang, Bin; Lihammar, Richard; Bäckvall, Jan-E

    2014-10-13

    It is shown that the low enantioselectivity of Candida antarctica lipase B (CALB)-catalyzed transesterification of a δ-functionalized alkan-2-ol to its acetate does not correlate at all with the high enantioselectivity of the CALB-catalyzed hydrolysis of the corresponding acetate in water. This lack of correlation is unusual and for unfunctionalized alkan-2-ol derivatives there is a very good correlation between the enantioselectivity of transesterification of the alcohol and hydrolysis of the corresponding acetate (E>200 in both cases). The results confirm previous predictions from molecular modeling. The water effect was mimicked by CALB variant Ala281Ser, which showed an enhanced enantioselectivity in transesterification of δ-functionalized alkan-2-ols compared to wild-type CALB.

  9. Enantioselective determination of metoprolol and its metabolites in human urine high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS).

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    Baranowska, Irena; Adolf, Weronika; Magiera, Sylwia

    2015-11-01

    A sensitive, stereoselective assay using solid phase extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with fluorescence detection (FLD) was developed and validated for the analysis of enantiomers of metoprolol and its metabolites (α-hydroxymetoprolol, O-desmethylmetoprolol). Chiral separation was achieved using a CHIRALCEL OD-RH column, packed with cellulose tris-(3,5-dimethylphenyl-carbamate) stationary phase, employing a mobile phase composed by a mixture of 0.2% diethylamine in water and acetonitrile in gradient elution mode. Linear calibration curves were obtained over the range of 0.025-2.0μg/mL (R(2)>0.994) in urine for both enantiomers of metoprolol and its metabolites with quantitation limit of 0.025μg/mL. Intra and inter-day precision and accuracy were below 15% for both metoprolol and metabolites enantiomers. The recovery of enantiomer of metoprolol and its metabolite was greater than 68.0%, utilizing a SPE procedure. The method was tested with urine quality control samples and human urine fractions after administration of 50mg rac-metoprolol.

  10. L-Proline Derived Bifunctional Organocatalysts: Enantioselective Michael Addition of Dithiomalonates to trans-β-Nitroolefins.

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    Jin, Hui; Kim, Seung Tae; Hwang, Geum-Sook; Ryu, Do Hyun

    2016-04-15

    A series of novel L-proline derived tertiary amine bifunctional organocatalysts 9 are reported, which were applied to the asymmetric Michael addition of dithiomalonates 2 to trans-β-nitroolefins 1. The reaction proceeded in high yields (up to 99%) with high enantioselectivities (up to 97% ee). The synthetic utility of this methodology was demonstrated in the short synthesis of (R)-phenibut in high yield.

  11. Regio- and Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Pyrimidine Acyclic Nucleosides via Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylation of Pyrimidines.

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    Liang, Lei; Xie, Ming-Sheng; Qin, Tao; Zhu, Man; Qu, Gui-Rong; Guo, Hai-Ming

    2017-10-06

    A direct route to branched N-allylpyrimidine analogues is herein reported via the highly regio- and enantioselective asymmetric allylation of pyrimidines with racemic allylic carbonates. With [Rh(COD)Cl]2/chiral diphosphine as the catalyst, a range of chiral pyrimidine acyclic nucleosides could be obtained under neutral conditions in good yields (up to 95% yield) with high levels of regio- and enantioselectivities (15:1 to >40:1 B/L and up to 99% ee). Furthermore, chiral pyrimidine acyclic nucleoside bearing two adjacent chiral centers has been successfully synthesized by asymmetric dihydroxylation.

  12. Enantioselective Synthesis of N-PMP-1,2-dihydropyridines via Formal [4 + 2] Cycloaddition between Aqueous Glutaraldehyde and Imines.

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    Ramaraju, Panduga; Mir, Nisar A; Singh, Deepika; Gupta, Vivek K; Kant, Rajni; Kumar, Indresh

    2015-11-20

    A simple and highly practical one-pot formal [4 + 2] cycloaddition approach for the enantioselective synthesis of N-PMP-1,2-dihydropyridines (DHPs) is described. This chemistry involves an amino-catalytic direct Mannich reaction/cyclization followed by IBX-mediated chemo- and regioselective oxidation sequence between readily available aqueous glutaraldehyde and imines under very mild conditions. A series of N-PMP-1,2-DHPs have been prepared in high yields and excellent enantioselectivity. This method also gives access to both enantiomers of 1,2-DHPs in surplus amount by shifting the catalyst configuration.

  13. Enantioselective synthesis of planar chiral ferrocenes via Pd(0)-catalyzed intramolecular direct C-H bond arylation.

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    Gao, De-Wei; Yin, Qin; Gu, Qing; You, Shu-Li

    2014-04-02

    A highly efficient synthesis of planar chiral ferrocenes by enantioselective Pd(0)-catalyzed direct C-H arylation from readily available starting materials under mild reaction conditions was developed (up to 99% yield, 99% ee). The products can be easily transformed to the highly efficient planar ferrocene ligands, which have demonstrated high efficiency in Pd-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation and amination reactions.

  14. Enantioselective analysis of ibuprofen enantiomers in mice plasma and tissues by high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection: Application to a pharmacokinetic study.

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    Przejczowska-Pomierny, Katarzyna; Włodyka, Monika; Cios, Agnieszka; Wyska, Elżbieta

    2017-09-01

    A direct fluorometric high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed and validated for the analysis of ibuprofen enantiomers in mouse plasma (100 μl) and tissues (brain, liver, kidneys) using liquid-liquid extraction and 4-tertbutylphenoxyacetic acid as an internal standard. Separation of enantiomers was accomplished in a Chiracel OJ-H chiral column based on cellulose tris(4-methylbenzoate) coated on 5 μm silica-gel, 250 x 4.6 mm at 22 °C with a mobile phase composed of n-hexane, 2-propanol, and trifluoroacetic acid that were delivered in gradient elution at a flow rate of 1 ml min(-1) . A fluorometric detector was set at: λexcit . = 220 nm and λemis. = 290 nm. Method validation included the evaluation of the selectivity, linearity, lower limit of quantification (LLOQ), within-run and between-run precision and accuracy. The LLOQ for the two enantiomers was 0.125 μg ml(-1) in plasma, 0.09 μg g(-1) in brain, and 0.25 μg g(-1) in for liver and kidney homogenates. The calibration curves showed good linearity in the ranges of each enantiomers: from 0.125 to 35 μg ml(-1) for plasma, 0.09-1.44 μg g(-1) for brain, and 0.25-20 μg g(-1) for liver and kidney homogenates. The method was successfully applied to a pharmacokinetic study of ibuprofen enantiomers in mice treated i.v. with 10 mg kg(-1) of racemate. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  15. Prediction of drug-drug interactions with carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide using a new in vitro assay for epoxide hydrolase inhibition.

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    Rosa, Maria; Bonnaillie, Pierre; Chanteux, Hugues

    2016-12-01

    1. Carbamazepine is an antiepileptic drug which is metabolized by CYP3A4 into carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide. This metabolite is then detoxified by epoxide hydrolase. As carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide has been associated with neurotoxicity, it is critical to identify whether a new antiepileptic drug has the potential to inhibit epoxide hydrolase and therefore increase carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide plasma levels. 2. In this study, an in vitro assay was developed to evaluate epoxide hydrolase activity by using carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide as probe substrate. The ability of this assay to predict drug-drug interactions (DDI) at the epoxide hydrolase level was also investigated. 3. To this aim, known inhibitors of epoxide hydrolase for which in vivo data are available were used. Firstly, carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide hydrolase activity was determined in liver microsomes, cytosol and hepatocytes. Thereafter, the IC50 of epoxide hydrolase inhibitors (progabide, valproic acid, valpromide and valnoctamide) was determined in liver microsomes and hepatocytes. Finally, prediction of AUC increase was performed using the in vitro data generated. 4. Interestingly, epoxide hydrolase activity was found to be much higher in human hepatocytes compared to liver microsomes/cytosol. Even though assessed on a limited number of compounds, this study demonstrated that the use of hepatocytes seems to be a more relevant model to assess and predict DDI at the epoxide hydrolase level.

  16. The substrate binding cavity of particulate methane monooxygenase from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b expresses high enantioselectivity for n-butane and n-pentane oxidation to 2-alcohol.

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    Miyaji, Akimitsu; Miyoshi, Teppei; Motokura, Ken; Baba, Toshihide

    2011-11-01

    The particulate methane monooxygenase (pMMO) of Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b oxidized n-butane and n-pentane and mainly produced (R)-2-butanol and (R)-2-pentanol that comprised 78 and 89% of the product, respectively, indicating that the pro-R hydrogen of the 2-position carbon of n-butane and n-pentane is oriented toward a catalytic site within the substrate binding site of pMMO. The protein cavity adjacent to the catalytic center for pMMO has optimum volume for recognizing n-butane and n-pentane for enantioselective hydroxylation.

  17. Uptake kinetics of three epoxides into sulfuric acid solution

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    Wang, Tianhe; Liu, Ze; Wang, Weigang; Ge, Maofa

    2012-09-01

    This work presents a study of the uptake of isoprene epoxide, butadiene epoxide (BMO) and butadiene diepoxide (BDO) into sulfuric acid solutions which helps to understand the reactivity of epoxides existing in the atmosphere toward acidic aerosols. The uptake of these three compounds into 0-30 wt % H2SO4 solutions were measured using a rotated wetted-wall reactor (RWW) coupled to a single-photon ionization time of flight mass spectrometer (SPI-TOFMS). The epoxides were found to be very easily taken up by H2SO4 solutions even in dilute concentrations of pH levels. Isoprene epoxide was found to partition reversibly into solution at pH = 4, whereas irreversible uptake was observed when pH ≤ 3. We reported the reactive uptake coefficients from 1.87 × 10-5 to 2.67 × 10-3 for pH = 3-20 wt % H2SO4 solutions. A chemical reaction for isoprene epoxide was responsible for the reactive uptake. By means of mass spectrometry, gas chromatography and FTIR spectroscopy, a gas product was identified to be 2-methyl-3-butenal. The uptake behavior of butadiene epoxide was similar with that of isoprene epoxide, while butadiene diepoxide partitioned irreversibly over the whole acidity range of 0-30 wt %, and the reactive uptake coefficients increased slightly (0.849 × 10-4-1.36 × 10-4) from pure water to pH = 1. The reactivity that displayed close dependence on the hydrolysis rates of the three epoxides was analyzed and compared according to their molecular structural differences. The atmospheric lifetimes were calculated and atmospheric implication was discussed based on the corresponding reactive uptake coefficients.

  18. Enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed synthesis of trifluoromethyldihydropyridinones.

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    Wang, Dong-Ling; Liang, Zhi-Qin; Chen, Kun-Quan; Sun, De-Qun; Ye, Song

    2015-06-05

    The enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed [4 + 2] cyclocondensation of α-chloroaldehydes and trifluoromethyl N-Boc azadienes was developed, giving the corresponding 3,4-disubstituted-6-trifluoromethyldihydropyridin-2(1H)-ones in good yields with exclusive cis-selectivities and excellent enantioselectivities.

  19. Palladium-catalyzed enantioselective 1,1-fluoroarylation of aminoalkenes.

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    He, Ying; Yang, Zhenyu; Thornbury, Richard T; Toste, F Dean

    2015-09-30

    The development of an enantioselective palladium-catalyzed 1,1-fluoroarylation of unactivated aminoalkenes is described. The reaction uses arylboronic acids as the arene source and Selectfluor as the fluorine source to generate benzylic fluorides in good yields with excellent enantioselectivities. This transformation, likely proceeding through an oxidative Heck mechanism, affords 1,1-difunctionalized alkene products.

  20. Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective 1,1-Fluoroarylation of Aminoalkenes

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    2016-01-01

    The development of an enantioselective palladium-catalyzed 1,1-fluoroarylation of unactivated aminoalkenes is described. The reaction uses arylboronic acids as the arene source and Selectfluor as the fluorine source to generate benzylic fluorides in good yields with excellent enantioselectivities. This transformation, likely proceeding through an oxidative Heck mechanism, affords 1,1-difunctionalized alkene products. PMID:26378886

  1. Inhibiting an epoxide hydrolase virulence strategy protects CFTR**

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    Bahl, Christopher D.; Hvorecny, Kelli L.; Bomberger, Jennifer M.; Stanton, Bruce A.; Hammock, Bruce D.; Morisseau, Christophe; Madden, Dean R.

    2015-01-01

    Opportunistic pathogens exploit diverse strategies to sabotage host defenses. Pseudomonas aeruginosa secretes the CFTR inhibitory factor Cif and thus triggers loss of CFTR, an ion channel required for airway mucociliary defense. However, Cif's mechanism of action has remained unclear. It catalyzes epoxide hydrolysis, but there is no known role for natural epoxides in CFTR regulation. Here, we show that Cif's hydrolase activity is strictly required for its effects on CFTR. We also uncover a small-molecule inhibitor that protects this key component of the mucociliary defense system. Our results provide a basis for targeting Cif's distinctive virulence chemistry and suggest an unanticipated role of physiological epoxides in intracellular protein trafficking. PMID:26136396

  2. Enantioselective synthesis of a chiral nitrogen-doped buckybowl.

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    Tan, Qitao; Higashibayashi, Shuhei; Karanjit, Sangita; Sakurai, Hidehiro

    2012-06-12

    Bowl-shaped aromatic compounds, namely buckybowls constitute a family of curved polycyclic aromatic carbons along with fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Doping of heteroatoms to the carbon frameworks of such aromatic compounds drastically modulates their physical and chemical properties. In contrast to nitrogen-doped azafullerenes or carbon nanotubes, synthesis of azabuckybowls, nitrogen-doped buckybowls, remains an unsolved challenging task. Here we report the first enantioselective synthesis of a chiral azabuckybowl, triazasumanene. X-ray crystallographic analysis confirmed that the doping of nitrogen induces a more curved and deeper bowl structure than in all-carbon buckybowls. As a result of the deeper bowl structure, the activation energy for the bowl inversion (thermal flipping of the bowl structure) reaches an extraordinarily high value (42.2 kcal per mol). As the bowl inversion corresponds to the racemization process for chiral buckybowls, this high bowl inversion energy leads to very stable chirality of triazasumanene.

  3. Synthesis and structure-activity relationship of piperidine-derived non-urea soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors

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    Pecic, Stevan; Pakhomova, Svetlana; Newcomer, Marcia E.; Morisseau, Christophe; Hammock, Bruce D.; Zhu, Zhengxiang; Rinderspacher, Alison; Deng, Shi-Xian

    2013-09-27

    A series of potent amide non-urea inhibitors of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) is disclosed. The inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase leads to elevated levels of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), and thus inhibitors of sEH represent one of a novel approach to the development of vasodilatory and anti-inflammatory drugs. Structure–activities studies guided optimization of a lead compound, identified through high-throughput screening, gave rise to sub-nanomolar inhibitors of human sEH with stability in human liver microsomal assay suitable for preclinical development.

  4. Swelling behaviour in n-pentane and mechanical properties of epoxidized natural rubber with different epoxide content

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    Kinasih, N. A.; Fathurrohman, M. I.; Winarto, D. A.

    2017-07-01

    Epoxidized natural rubber (ENR) with different level of epoxidation (i.e. 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 mol% indicated as ENR ENR10, ENR20, ENR30, ENR40 and ENR50, respectively) were prepared. They were then vulcanized by using efficient system vulcanization. The effect of epoxide content on curing characteristic, swelling and mechanical properties in N-pentane was investigated. The Attenuated Resonance Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) and H-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (H-NMR) were used to determine the epoxidation level. Glass transition (Tg) of ENR samples was determined by using Direct Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). The result revealed that the resistance of ENR in N-pentane increased with increasing epoxidation level, which indicated by decreasing equilibrium mol uptake and diffusion coefficient. The compression set of ENR and aging resistance increased with increasing epoxide content, except ENR50 was due to ENR 50 have two Tg value. However, the value of hardness and tensile strength were not effected by epoxidation level.

  5. Enantioselective synthesis of α-quaternary Mannich adducts by palladium-catalyzed allylic alkylation: total synthesis of (+)-sibirinine.

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    Numajiri, Yoshitaka; Pritchett, Beau P; Chiyoda, Koji; Stoltz, Brian M

    2015-01-28

    A catalytic enantioselective method for the synthesis of α-quaternary Mannich-type products is reported. The two-step sequence of (1) Mannich reaction followed by (2) decarboxylative enantioselective allylic alkylation serves as a novel strategy to in effect access asymmetric Mannich-type products of "thermodynamic" enolates of substrates possessing additional enolizable positions and acidic protons. Palladium-catalyzed decarboxylative allylic alkylation enables the enantioselective synthesis of five-, six-, and seven-membered ketone, lactam, and other heterocyclic systems. The mild reaction conditions are notable given the acidic free N-H groups and high functional group tolerance in each of the substrates. The utility of this method is highlighted in the first total synthesis of (+)-sibirinine.

  6. Chiral separation by enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction.

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    Schuur, Boelo; Verkuijl, Bastiaan J V; Minnaard, Adriaan J; de Vries, Johannes G; Heeres, Hero J; Feringa, Ben L

    2011-01-07

    The literature on enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction (ELLE) spans more than half a century of research. Nonetheless, a comprehensive overview has not appeared during the past few decades. Enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction is a technology of interest for a wide range of chemists and chemical engineers in the fields of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, fragrances and foods. In this review the principles and advances of resolution through enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction are discussed, starting with an introduction on the principles of enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction including host-guest chemistry, extraction and phase transfer mechanisms, and multistage liquid-liquid extraction processing. Then the literature on enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction systems is reviewed, structured on extractant classes. The following extractant classes are considered: crown ether based extractants, metal complexes and metalloids, extractants based on tartrates, and a final section with all other types of chiral extractants.

  7. Synthesis of cyclic sulfites from epoxides and sulfur dioxide with silica-immobilized homogeneous catalysts.

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    Takenaka, Yasumasa; Kiyosu, Takahiro; Mori, Goro; Choi, Jun-Chul; Fukaya, Norihisa; Sakakura, Toshiyasu; Yasuda, Hiroyuki

    2012-01-09

    Quaternary ammonium- and amino-functionalized silica catalysts have been prepared for the selective synthesis of cyclic sulfites from epoxides and sulfur dioxide, demonstrating the effects of immobilizing the homogeneous catalysts on silica. The cycloaddition of sulfur dioxide to various epoxides was conducted under solvent-free conditions at 100 °C. The quaternary ammonium- and amino-functionalized silica catalysts produced cyclic sulfites in high yields (79-96 %) that are comparable to those produced by the homogeneous catalysts. The functionalized silica catalysts could be separated from the product solution by filtration, thereby avoiding the catalytic decomposition of the cyclic sulfite products upon distillation of the product solution. Heterogenization of a homogeneous catalyst by immobilization can, therefore, improve the efficiency of the purification of crude reaction products. Despite a decrease in catalytic activity after each recycling step, the heterogeneous pyridine-functionalized silica catalyst provided high yields after as many as five recycling processes.

  8. From epoxidized linseed oil to bioresin: an overall approach of epoxy/anhydride cross-linking.

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    Pin, Jean-Mathieu; Sbirrazzuoli, Nicolas; Mija, Alice

    2015-04-13

    Biorenewable resources can be used as green monomers to design tailored structures for formulations that can play an important role as functional materials. The choice of optimal structures depends on the targeted properties and applications. This work focuses on the elaboration of biobased materials with toughened mechanical properties based on epoxidized linseed oil. This result was obtained by an overall approach of cross-linking process, that is, starting with the optimal choice of hardeners and finally favoring the side reactions of polymerization. Therefore, the anionic alternating copolymerization of epoxide with mono- and dianhydrides was investigated to tailor the parameters that led to maximal conversions and properties. The obtained highly cross-linked networks perform well, as demonstrated by good impact strengths, high glass transition temperatures, and excellent thermal stability, which opens up the possibility of using these emergent materials for industrial applications.

  9. Transition-metal-catalyzed enantioselective heteroatom-hydrogen bond insertion reactions.

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    Zhu, Shou-Fei; Zhou, Qi-Lin

    2012-08-21

    Carbon-heteroatom bonds (C-X) are ubiquitous and are among the most reactive components of organic compounds. Therefore investigations of the construction of C-X bonds are fundamental and vibrant fields in organic chemistry. Transition-metal-catalyzed heteroatom-hydrogen bond (X-H) insertions via a metal carbene or carbenoid intermediate represent one of the most efficient approaches to form C-X bonds. Because of the availability of substrates, neutral and mild reaction conditions, and high reactivity of these transformations, researchers have widely applied transition-metal-catalyzed X-H insertions in organic synthesis. Researchers have developed a variety of rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric C-H insertion reactions with high to excellent enantioselectivities for a wide range of substrates. However, at the time that we launched our research, very few highly enantioselective X-H insertions had been documented primarily because of a lack of efficient chiral catalysts and indistinct insertion mechanisms. In this Account, we describe our recent studies of copper- and iron-catalyzed asymmetric X-H insertion reactions by using chiral spiro-bisoxazoline and diimine ligands. The copper complexes of chiral spiro-bisoxazoline ligands proved to be highly enantioselective catalysts for N-H insertions of α-diazoesters into anilines, O-H insertions of α-diazoesters into phenols and water, O-H insertions of α-diazophosphonates into alcohols, and S-H insertions of α-diazoesters into mercaptans. The iron complexes of chiral spiro-bisoxazoline ligands afforded the O-H insertion of α-diazoesters into alcohols and water with unprecedented enantioselectivities. The copper complexes of chiral spiro-diimine ligands exhibited excellent reactivity and enantioselectivity in the Si-H insertion of α-diazoacetates into a wide range of silanes. These transition-metal-catalyzed X-H insertions have many potential applications in organic synthesis because the insertion products, including chiral

  10. Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Vinylogous Addition of Enol Ethers to Vinyldiazoacetates

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    Smith, Austin G.; Davies, Huw M. L.

    2012-01-01

    A highly asymmetric vinylogous addition of acyclic silyl enol ethers to siloxyvinyldiazoacetate is described. The reaction features a diastereoselective 1,4-siloxy group migration event. Products are obtained in up to 97% ee. When more sterically crowded silyl enol ethers are employed, an enantioselective formal [3 + 2] cycloaddition becomes the dominant reaction pathway. Control experiments reveal the (Z)-olefin geometry to be critical for high levels of enantiocontrol. PMID:23098215

  11. Palladium-catalyzed regio- and enantioselective fluorination of acyclic allylic halides.

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    Katcher, Matthew H; Sha, Allen; Doyle, Abigail G

    2011-10-12

    This report describes the Pd(0)-catalyzed fluorination of linear allylic chlorides and bromides, yielding branched allylic fluorides in high selectivity. Many of the significant synthetic limitations previously associated with the preparation of these products are overcome by this catalytic method. We also demonstrate that a chiral bisphosphine-ligated palladium catalyst enables highly enantioselective access to a class of branched allylic fluorides that can be readily diversified to valuable fluorinated products.

  12. A combination of directing groups and chiral anion phase-transfer catalysis for enantioselective fluorination of alkenes.

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    Wu, Jeffrey; Wang, Yi-Ming; Drljevic, Amela; Rauniyar, Vivek; Phipps, Robert J; Toste, F Dean

    2013-08-20

    We report a catalytic enantioselective electrophilic fluorination of alkenes to form tertiary and quaternary C(sp3)-F bonds and generate β-amino- and β-aryl-allylic fluorides. The reaction takes advantage of the ability of chiral phosphate anions to serve as solid-liquid phase transfer catalysts and hydrogen bond with directing groups on the substrate. A variety of heterocyclic, carbocyclic, and acyclic alkenes react with good to excellent yields and high enantioselectivities. Further, we demonstrate a one-pot, tandem dihalogenation-cyclization reaction, using the same catalytic system twice in series, with an analogous electrophilic brominating reagent in the second step.

  13. A combination of directing groups and chiral anion phase-transfer catalysis for enantioselective fluorination of alkenes

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    Wu, Jeffrey; Wang, Yi-Ming; Drljevic, Amela; Rauniyar, Vivek; Phipps, Robert J.; Toste, F. Dean

    2013-01-01

    We report a catalytic enantioselective electrophilic fluorination of alkenes to form tertiary and quaternary C(sp3)-F bonds and generate β-amino- and β-aryl-allylic fluorides. The reaction takes advantage of the ability of chiral phosphate anions to serve as solid–liquid phase transfer catalysts and hydrogen bond with directing groups on the substrate. A variety of heterocyclic, carbocyclic, and acyclic alkenes react with good to excellent yields and high enantioselectivities. Further, we demonstrate a one-pot, tandem dihalogenation–cyclization reaction, using the same catalytic system twice in series, with an analogous electrophilic brominating reagent in the second step. PMID:23922394

  14. Organocatalyzed enantioselective protonation of silyl enol ethers: scope, limitations, and application to the preparation of enantioenriched homoisoflavones.

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    Poisson, Thomas; Gembus, Vincent; Dalla, Vincent; Oudeyer, Sylvain; Levacher, Vincent

    2010-11-19

    In the present work, enantioselective protonation of silyl enol ethers is reported by means of a variety of chiral nitrogen bases as catalysts, mainly derived from cinchona alkaloids, in the presence of various protic nucleophiles as proton source. A detailed study of the most relevant reaction parameters is disclosed allowing high enantioselectivities of up to 92% ee with excellent yields to be achieved under mild and eco-friendly conditions. The synthetic utility of this organocatalytic protonation was demonstrated during the preparation of two homoisoflavones 4a and 4b, isolated from Chlorophytum Inornatum and Scilla Nervosa, which were obtained with 81% and 78% ee, respectively.

  15. Light controlled reversible inversion of nanophosphor-stabilized Pickering emulsions for biphasic enantioselective biocatalysis.

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    Chen, Zhaowei; Zhou, Li; Bing, Wei; Zhang, Zhijun; Li, Zhenhua; Ren, Jinsong; Qu, Xiaogang

    2014-05-21

    In this work, by utilizing photochromic spiropyrans conjugated upconversion nanophosphors, we have successfully prepared NIR/visible light tuned interfacially active nanoparticles for the formulation of Pickering emulsions with reversible inversion properties. By loading a model enantioselective biocatalytic active bacteria Alcaligenes faecalis ATCC 8750 in the aqueous phase, we demonstrated for the first time that the multifunctional Pickering emulsion not only highly enhanced its catalytic performance but also relieved the substrate inhibition effect. In addition, product recovery, and biocatalysts and colloid emulsifiers recycling could be easily realized based on the inversion ability of the Pickering emulsion. Most importantly, the utilization of NIR/visible light to perform the reversible inversion without any chemical auxiliaries or temperature variation showed little damage toward the biocatalysts, which was highlighted by the high catalytic efficiency and high enantioselectivity even after 10 cycles. The NIR/visible light controlled Pickering emulsion showed promising potential as a powerful technique for biocatalysis in biphasic systems.

  16. Organic base-promoted enantioselective electrophilic cyanation of β-keto esters by using chiral phase-transfer catalysts.

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    Chen, Min; Huang, Zhi-Tang; Zheng, Qi-Yu

    2015-09-07

    Highly enantioselective cyanation of β-keto esters using hypervalent iodine(iii) as the electrophilic cyanating reagent induced by cinchona alkaloid-based chiral quaternary ammonium salt was demonstrated. Organic bases, especially DMAP, in the chiral phase-transfer catalysis were used to obtain high ees.

  17. Enantioselective Friedel-Crafts reactions between phenols and N-tosylaldimines catalyzed by a leucine-derived bifunctional catalyst.

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    Li, Guo-Xing; Qu, Jin

    2012-06-04

    Enantioselective Friedel-Crafts reactions between phenols and N-tosylaldimines were developed using a bifunctional catalyst readily prepared from L-leucine. The chiral benzylic amine products were obtained in high yields (up to 96% yield) and good to high enantiomeric excesses (up to 95% ee).

  18. Enantioselective Trifluoromethylthiolating Lactonization Catalyzed by an Indane-Based Chiral Sulfide.

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    Liu, Xiang; An, Rui; Zhang, Xuelin; Luo, Jie; Zhao, Xiaodan

    2016-05-04

    Enantioselective trifluoromethylthiolation, especially of alkenes, is a challenging task. In this work, we have developed an efficient approach for enantioselective trifluoromethylthiolating lactonization by designing an indane-based bifunctional chiral sulfide catalyst and a shelf-stable electrophilic SCF3 reagent. The desired products were formed with diastereoselectivities of >99:1 and good to excellent enantioselectivities. The transformation represents the first enantioselective trifluoromethylthiolation of alkenes and the first enantioselective trifluoromethylthiolation that is enabled by a catalyst with a Lewis basic sulfur center.

  19. Potent Urea and Carbamate Inhibitors of Soluble Epoxide Hydrolases

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    Morisseau, Christophe; Goodrow, Marvin H.; Dowdy, Deanna; Zheng, Jiang; Greene, Jessica F.; Sanborn, James R.; Hammock, Bruce D.

    1999-08-01

    The soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) plays a significant role in the biosynthesis of inflammation mediators as well as xenobiotic transformations. Herein, we report the discovery of substituted ureas and carbamates as potent inhibitors of sEH. Some of these selective, competitive tightbinding inhibitors with nanomolar Ki values interacted stoichiometrically with the homogenous recombinant murine and human sEHs. These inhibitors enhance cytotoxicity of trans-stilbene oxide, which is active as the epoxide, but reduce cytotoxicity of leukotoxin, which is activated by epoxide hydrolase to its toxic diol. They also reduce toxicity of leukotoxin in vivo in mice and prevent symptoms suggestive of acute respiratory distress syndrome. These potent inhibitors may be valuable tools for testing hypotheses of involvement of diol and epoxide lipids in chemical mediation in vitro or in vivo systems.

  20. Enantioselective synthesis of pactamycin, a complex antitumor antibiotic.

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    Malinowski, Justin T; Sharpe, Robert J; Johnson, Jeffrey S

    2013-04-12

    Medicinal application of many complex natural products is precluded by the impracticality of their chemical synthesis. Pactamycin, the most structurally intricate aminocyclopentitol antibiotic, displays potent antiproliferative properties across multiple phylogenetic domains, but it is highly cytotoxic. A limited number of analogs produced by genetic engineering technologies show reduced cytotoxicity against mammalian cells, renewing promise for therapeutic applications. For decades, an efficient synthesis of pactamycin amenable to analog derivatizations has eluded researchers. Here, we present a short asymmetric total synthesis of pactamycin. An enantioselective Mannich reaction and symmetry-breaking reduction sequence was designed to enable assembly of the entire carbon core skeleton in under five steps and control critical three-dimensional (stereochemical) functional group relationships. This modular route totals 15 steps and is immediately amenable for structural analog synthesis.