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[JACS] Prof. Longwu Ye published a paper entitled "Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reaction of Alkenyl Diynes with Styrenes by Formal [3 + 2] Cycloaddition via Cu-Containing All-Carbon 1,3-Dipoles: Access to Chiral Pyrrole-Fused Bridged [2.2.1] Skeletons"

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Title: Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reaction of Alkenyl Diynes with Styrenes by Formal [3 + 2] Cycloaddition via Cu-Containing All-Carbon 1,3-Dipoles: Access to Chiral Pyrrole-Fused Bridged [2.2.1] Skeletons

Authors: Feng-Lin Hong,Yang-Bo Chen,Si-Han Ye,Guang-Yu Zhu,Xin-Qi Zhu,Xin Lu,Rai-Shung Liu,Long-Wu Ye*

Abstract: 

The generation of metal-containing 1,3-dipoles from metal carbenes represents a significant advance in 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions. However, these transformations have so far been limited to reactions based on diazo compounds or triazoles as precursors. Herein, we disclose a copper-catalyzed enantioselective reaction of alkenyl N-propargyl ynamides with styrene derivatives by formal [3 + 2] cycloaddition via Cu-containing all-carbon 1,3-dipoles, which constitutes a novel way for the generation of metal-containing 1,3-dipoles via metal carbenes. This protocol allows the practical and atom-economical synthesis of valuable chiral pyrrole-fused bridged [2.2.1] skeletons in moderate to good yields (up to 90% yield) with excellent diastereoselectivities (dr > 50/1) and generally excellent enantioselectivities (up to >99% ee).

Full-Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.0c01918