|Title||Second-Generation Synthesis of the Northern Fragment of Mandelalide A: Role of π-Stacking on Sharpless Dihydroxylation of -Enynes.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Ghosh A, Brueckner AC, Cheong PHa-Yeon, Carter RG|
|Journal||J Org Chem|
|Date Published||2019 07 19|
The development of a π-stacking-based approach for increased stereoselectivity in Sharpless asymmetric and diastereomeric dihydroxylation of -enynes is disclosed. The use of neighboring, electron-rich benzoate esters proved key to the success of this process. Density functional theory study suggests that the substrate benzoate ester group rigidifies the dihydroxylation transition states by forming a favorable π-stacking interaction in both and . The energetic preference for the was found in part because of the favorable eclipsing conformation of the alkene substituent as opposed to the disfavored bisecting conformation found in the . The application to a second-generation synthesis of the C15-C24 northern portion of mandelalide A is demonstrated.
|Alternate Journal||J Org Chem|