Highly stereoselective metal-mediated domino aldol reactions of propiophenone enolates with heteroaromatic, aliphatic, and unsaturated aldehydes


Cinar M. E. , Schmittel M.

MONATSHEFTE FUR CHEMIE, vol.147, no.11, pp.1925-1932, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00706-016-1841-4
  • Title of Journal : MONATSHEFTE FUR CHEMIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1925-1932

Abstract

The one-pot reaction of propiophenone with heteroaromatic, aliphatic, and unsaturated aldehydes in the presence of metal halides furnishes racemic tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2,4-diols in a highly diastereo-selective manner. The mechanism for the stereoselective product formation as well as the surprising formation of a side product was explained on the basis of DFT computations.