Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of atropisomeric 2-aryl-4-quinolinone derivatives with an N-C chiral axis

Isao Takahashi, Fumika Morita, Shunsuke Kusagaya, Haruhiko Fukaya, Osamu Kitagawa

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In the presence of an (R)-MOP-Pd2(dba)3 catalyst, the reaction of ortho-tert-butylaniline with 2-bromophenyl arylethynyl ketone proceeded via a tandem amination (1,4-addition of aniline to an ynone and subsequent intramolecular Buchwald-Hartwig amination) to afford axially chiral N-(2-tert-butylphenyl)-2-aryl-4-quinolinone derivatives with moderate enantioselectivity (up to 72% ee).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1657-1662
Number of pages6
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 31


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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