Sample records for enantioselective diels-alder reaction

  1. Chiral Dawson-Type Hybrid Polyoxometalate Catalyzes Enantioselective Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Xuan, Wen-Jing; Botuha, Candice; Hasenknopf, Bernold; Thorimbert, Serge


    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.

  2. Enantioselective Organocatalytic Intramolecular Aza-Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Jarrige, Lucie; Blanchard, Florent; Masson, Géraldine


    A highly efficient catalytic enantioselective intramolecular Povarov reaction was developed with primary anilines as 2-azadiene precursors. A wide variety of angularly fused azacycles were obtained without column chromatography in high to excellent yields and with excellent diastereo- and enantioselectivity (d.r.>99:1 and up to e.r. 99:1). Furthermore, the catalyst loading could be lowered to 1 mol %, and the obtained azacycles could be used as key intermediates for further transformations to generate additional molecular diversity. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Catalytic enantioselective aza-Diels-Alder reactions of unactivated acyclic 1,3-dienes with aryl-, alkenyl-, and alkyl-substituted imines. (United States)

    Hatanaka, Yasuo; Nantaku, Shuuto; Nishimura, Yuhki; Otsuka, Tomoyuki; Sekikaw, Tohru


    A catalytic enantioselective aza-Diels-Alder reaction of unactivated acyclic dienes with aryl-, alkenyl-, and alkyl-substituted imines is described. With 5-10 mol% loadings of a new Brønsted acid catalyst, the aza-Diels-Alder reaction of unactivated acyclic dienes proceeded to give the corresponding aza-Diels-Alder adducts in high yields (up to 98%) with excellent enantioselectivity (up to 98% ee). Preliminary DFT calculations suggest that the reaction proceeds through a chiral ion pair intermediate.

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

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


    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.

  5. Asymmetric NHC-catalyzed aza-Diels-Alder reactions: Highly enantioselective route to α-amino acid derivatives and DFT calculations

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    Yang, Limin


    A facile N-heterocyclic carbene catalytic enantioselective aza-Diels-Alder reaction of oxodiazenes with α-chloroaldehydes as dienophile precursors is reported, with excellent enantioselectivity (ee > 99%) and excellent yield (up to 93%). DFT study showed that cis-TSa, formed from a top face approach of oxodiazene to cis-IIa, is the most favorable transition state and is consistent with the experimental observations. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

  6. Retro iminonitroso Diels-Alder reactions: interconversion of nitroso cycloadducts (United States)

    Yang, Baiyuan; Lin, Weimin; Krchnak, Viktor; Miller, Marvin J.


    Retro iminonitroso Diels-Alder reactions were investigated in both solution and solid phase. In thermal or Cu(I)-mediated reactions, interconversion of various nitroso cycloadducts occurred in the presence of separate dienes. Up to 99% of conversion was observed. Use of chiral ligands in the Cu(I)-medicated reactions gave new cycloadducts enantioselectively. PMID:20161032

  7. Application of the aza-Diels-Alder reaction in the synthesis of natural products. (United States)

    Cao, Min-Hui; Green, Nicholas J; Xu, Sheng-Zhen


    The Diels-Alder reaction that involves a nitrogen atom in the diene or dienophile is termed the aza-Diels-Alder reaction. As well as the powerful all-carbon Diels-Alder reaction, the aza-Diels-Alder reaction has also played an important role in the total synthesis of natural products. Herein, we review various natural products using an aza-Diels-Alder reaction as a key step to their total synthesis, and divide the syntheses into inter- and intra-molecular aza-Diels-Alder reactions and a retro-aza-Diels-Alder reaction. Inter- and intra-molecular aza-Diels-Alder reactions involve an imine as an electron deficient dienophile and an imine as an electron deficient azadiene. The significance of the aza-Diels-Alder reaction for the construction of a six-membered ring containing nitrogen is tremendous, but the development of asymmetric, in particular catalytic enantioselective intramolecular aza-Diels-Alder reaction in the total synthesis of natural products remains highly challenging, and will no doubt see enormous advances in the future.

  8. Enantioselective Cu-II-Catalyzed Diels-Alder and Michael Addition Reactions in Water Using Bio-Inspired Triazacyclophane-Based Ligands

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    Albada, H. Bauke; Rosati, Fiora; Coquiere, David; Roelfes, Gerard; Liskamp, Rob M. J.

    A triazacyclophane (TAC) scaffold decorated with three histidine amino acid residues was used as a tridentate ligand in asymmetric copper(II)-catalysed Diels-Alder and Michael addition reactions in water. Enantiomeric excesses up to 55% were obtained in Diels-Alder reactions using ligands in which

  9. Intramolecular and Transannular Diels-Alder Reactions

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    Tanner, David Ackland; Ascic, Erhad


    Few reactions can compete with the Diels-Alder (DA) [4+2] cycloaddition for the rapid and efficient generation of molecular complexity. The DA reaction is atom-economic and stereospecific, as well as diastereo- and regioselective. The intramolecular version (IMDA) of the DA cycloaddition and its...

  10. Anion-π Catalysis of Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Liu, Le; Cotelle, Yoann; Bornhof, Anna-Bea; Besnard, Céline; Sakai, Naomi; Matile, Stefan


    Among concerted cycloadditions, the Diels-Alder reaction is the grand old classic, which is usually achieved with acid catalysis. In this report, hydroxypyrones, oxa-, and thiazolones are explored because they provide access to anionic dienes. Their [4+2] cycloaddition with cyclic and acyclic dienophiles, such as maleimides and fumarates, affords bicyclic products with four new stereogenic centers. Bifunctional anion-π catalysts composed of amine bases next to the π surface of naphthalenediimides (NDIs) are shown to selectively stabilize the "open", fully accessible anionic exo transition state on the π-acidic aromatic surface. Our results also include reactivities that are hard to access with conventional organocatalysts, such as the exo-specific and highly enantioselective Diels-Alder reaction of thiazolones and maleimides with complete suppression of the otherwise dominant Michael addition. With increasing π acidity of the anion-π catalysts, the rates, chemo-, diastereo-, and enantioselectivities increase consistently. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. High Pressure Diels Alder Reactions of 1-Vinyl-2,2,6-trimethylcyclohexene Catalyzed by Chiral Lewis Acids; An Enantioselective Route to a Drimane Sesquiterpene Precursor.

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    Knol, Joop; Meetsma, Auke; Feringa, Bernard


    The Diels Alder reaction of 1-vinyl-2,2,6-trimethylcyclohexene and 3-((E)-3-(methoxycarbonyl)propenoyl)-1,3-oxazolidin-2-one under high pressure, catalyzed by a chiral bis-imine copper(II) complex, yields a drimane sesquiterpene precursor in a highly regio- and diastereoselective manner with

  12. Catalytic Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (+)- and (-)-Paeoveitol via a Hetero-Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Li, Tian-Ze; Geng, Chang-An; Yin, Xiu-Juan; Yang, Tong-Hua; Chen, Xing-Long; Huang, Xiao-Yan; Ma, Yun-Bao; Zhang, Xue-Mei; Chen, Ji-Jun


    The first catalytic asymmetric total synthesis of (+)- and (-)-paeoveitol has been accomplished in 42% overall yield via a biomimetic hetero-Diels-Alder reaction. The chiral phosphoric acid catalyzed hetero-Diels-Alder reaction showed excellent diastereo- and enantioselectivity (>99:1 dr and 90% ee); two rings and three stereocenters were constructed in a single step to produce (-)-paeoveitol on a scale of 452 mg. This strategy enabled us to selectively synthesize both paeoveitol enantiomers from the same substrates by simply changing the enantiomer of the catalyst.

  13. Enantioselective Organocatalytic Diels-Alder Trapping of Photochemically Generated Hydroxy-o-Quinodimethanes. (United States)

    Dell'Amico, Luca; Vega-Peñaloza, Alberto; Cuadros, Sara; Melchiorre, Paolo


    The photoenolization/Diels-Alder strategy offers straightforward access to synthetically valuable benzannulated carbocyclic products. This historical light-triggered process has never before succumbed to efforts to develop an enantioselective catalytic approach. Herein, we demonstrate how asymmetric organocatalysis provides simple yet effective catalytic tools to intercept photochemically generated hydroxy-o-quinodimethanes with high stereoselectivity. We used a chiral organic catalyst, derived from natural cinchona alkaloids, to activate maleimides toward highly stereoselective Diels-Alder reactions. An unconventional mechanism of stereocontrol is operative, wherein the organocatalyst is actively involved in both the photochemical pathway, by leveraging the formation of the reactive photoenol, and the stereoselectivity-defining event. © 2016 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

  14. alpha,beta-unsaturated 2-acyl imidazoles as a practical class of dienophiles for the DNA-Based catalytic asymmetric diels-alder reaction in water

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    Boersma, A.J.; Feringa, B.L.; Roelfes, G.


    alpha,beta-Unsaturated 2-acyl imidazoles are a novel and practical class of dienophiles for the DNA-based catalytic asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction in water. The Diels-Alder products are obtained with very high diastereoselectivities and enantioselectivities in the range of 83-98%. The catalytic

  15. Lanthanide (III)-catalyzed enantioselective Diels-Alder reactions. Stereoselective synthesis of both enantiomers by using a single chiral source and a choice of achiral ligands

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    Kobayashi, Shu; Ishitani, Haruro (Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan))


    In this paper, we disclose a conceptually different approach to obtaining both enantiomers; choice of enatiofacial selectivity by use of the enatiomerically same chiral source and different achiral ligands. Both enantiomers of the Diels-Alder adducts between e-acyl-1,3-oxazolidin-2-ones and cyclopentadiene were prepared by chiral lanthanides(III)-catalyzed reactions using the same chiral source, (R)-(+)-binaphthol. It is noted that the chiral catalysts with reverse enantiofacial selectivities could be prepared by using the same chiral source and a choice of achiral ligands. 14 refs., 3 tabs.

  16. High stereoselectivity on low temperature Diels-Alder reactions

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    Invernize Paulo


    Full Text Available Abstract We have found that some of the usually poor dienophiles (2-cycloenones can undergo Diels-Alder reaction at -78°C with unusually high stereoselectivity in the presence of niobium pentachloride as a Lewis acid catalyst. A remarkable difference in reaction rates for unsubstituted and α- or β-methyl substituted 2-cycloenones was also observed.

  17. Intramolecular inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reactions of pyrimidines

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    Frissen, A.E.


    This thesis deals with the intramolecular inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction of pyrimidines. The main objective of the study was to investigate the synthetic applicability of this reaction and to get more insight in the electronic and steric effects which determine the reactivity

  18. Lewis acid-Lewis base catalyzed enantioselective hetero-Diels-Alder reaction for direct access to delta-lactones. (United States)

    Tiseni, Paolo S; Peters, René


    A complex formed in situ from Er(OTf)3 and a simple commercially available norephedrine ligand promotes an unprecedented [4 + 2] cycloaddition of alpha,beta-unsaturated acid chlorides with a broad range of aromatic and heteroaromatic aldehydes by a cooperative bifunctional Lewis acid-Lewis base catalytic mode of action providing valuable delta-lactone building blocks with excellent enantioselectivity.

  19. Using chiral ionic liquid additives to enhance asymmetric induction in a Diels-Alder reaction. (United States)

    Goodrich, P; Nimal Gunaratne, H Q; Hall, L; Wang, Y; Jin, L; Muldoon, M J; Ribeiro, A P C; Pombeiro, A J L; Pârvulescu, V I; Davey, P; Hardacre, C


    A bis-oxazoline ligand has been complexed using Cu(ii) and Zn(ii) trifluoromethanesulfonate and a range of chiral ionic liquid (CIL) additives based on natural products were used as a co-catalyst for a Diels-Alder reaction. The catalytic performance of these systems was compared for the asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction between N-acryloyloxazolidinone and cyclopentadiene with and without the presence of a CIL additive. In the absence of the CIL, both catalysts resulted in low enantioselectivities in conventional solvents and ionic liquids. However, whilst only a minor effect of the CIL was observed for the Cu based catalyst, in the case of the Zn based catalyst, significant enhancements in endo enantioselectivity of up to 50% were found on the addition of a CIL.

  20. 1-Nitronaphtalene as a Dienophile in Diels-Alder Reactions

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    E. Paredes


    Full Text Available the utilization of substitued dienes with electron-donor groups and under high pressure conditions, induces the dienophilic character of 1-nitronaphtalene in Diels-Alder reactions, giving the products with and without the nitro-group, the yield depending on the nature of the dienes substituent groups.

  1. Inverse Electron-Demand Diels-Alder Bioorthogonal Reactions. (United States)

    Wu, Haoxing; Devaraj, Neal K


    Bioorthogonal reactions have been widely used over the last 10 years for imaging, detection, diagnostics, drug delivery, and biomaterials. Tetrazine reactions are a recently developed class of inverse electron-demand Diels-Alder reactions used in bioorthogonal applications. Given their rapid tunable reaction rate and highly fluorogenic properties, tetrazine bioorthogonal reactions have come to be considered highly attractive tools for elucidating biological functions and messages in vitro and in vivo. In this chapter, we present recent advances expanding the scope of precursor reactivity and we introduce new biomedical methodology based on bioorthogonal tetrazine chemistry. We specifically highlight novel applications for different kinds of biomolecules, including nucleic acid, protein, antibodies, lipids, glycans, and bioactive small molecules, in the areas of imaging, detection, and diagnostics. We also briefly present other recently developed inverse electron-demand Diels-Alder bioorthogonal reactions. Lastly, we consider future directions and potential roles that inverse electron-demand Diels-Alder reactions may play in the fields of bioorthogonal and biomedical chemistry.

  2. Enantioselective Diels-Alder-lactamization organocascades employing a furan-based diene. (United States)

    Abbasov, Mikail E; Hudson, Brandi M; Kong, Weixu; Tantillo, Dean J; Romo, Daniel


    α,β-Unsaturated acylammonium salts are useful dienophiles enabling highly enantioselective and stereodivergent Diels-Alder-initiated organocascades with furan-based dienes. Complex polycyclic systems can thus be obtained from readily prepared dienes, commodity acid chlorides, and a chiral isothiourea organocatalyst under mild conditions. We describe the use of furan-based dienes bearing pendant sulfonamides leading to the generation of oxa-bridged, trans-fused tricyclic γ-lactams. This process constitutes the first highly enantio- and diastereoselective, organocatalytic Diels-Alder cycloadditions with these typically problematic dienes due to their reversibility. Computational studies suggest that the high diastereoselectivity with these furan dienes may be due to a reversible Diels-Alder cycloaddition for the endo adducts. In addition, the utility of this methodology is demonstrated through a concise approach to a core structure with similarity to the natural product isatisine A and a nonpeptidyl ghrelin-receptor inverse agonist.

  3. Diels-Alder reactions onto fluorinated and hydrogenated graphene (United States)

    Denis, Pablo A.


    We studied Diels-Alder (DA) reactions onto functionalized graphene. When fluorine, hydrogen or oxygen functional groups are present on one side of the sheet, the DA cycloadditions become significantly more exergonic when performed on the opposite side. Hydrogen is more effective than fluorine and oxygen to promote these cycloadditions. In contrast with the results obtained for perfect graphene, the functionalization with H, F or O turns the DA reactions exergonic, with ΔG°298 = -127.2 kcal/mol. The reaction barriers are expected to be considerably lowered with respect to perfect graphene because the functional groups significantly reduce the distortion energy.


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    Second-order rate constants and isobaric activation parameters for the intermolecular Diels-Alder reactions of cyclopentadiene with alkyl vinyl ketones (2a,b) and 5-substituted-1,4-naphthoquinones (3a-c) as well as for the intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction of N-furfuryl-N-methylmaleamic acid (4)

  5. Is it true that polymerization of vegetable oil occurs through Diels-Alder reaction? (United States)

    Diels-Alder reaction mechanism is known to be one of the major reaction mechanisms to produce dimers and polymers during heating process of vegetable oil. However, our NMR study showed no evidence for Diels-Alder products. Soybean oil oxidized at 180 °C for 24 hrs with 1.45 surface area-to-volume ...

  6. Asymmetric Diels-Alder reactions with 5-menthyloxy-2(5H)-furanones

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    Jong, Johannes Cornelis de


    At the beginning of the reseach described in this thesis the catalytic asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction had scarcely been investigated. No good catalytic processes with high enantiomeric excess were known at that time. At the same time the Diels-Alder reactions with chiral dienophiles needed further

  7. Design and synthesis of a transition state analogue for the Diels-Alder reaction. (United States)

    Arora, P S; Van, Q N; Famulok, M; Shaka, A J; Nowick, J S


    This paper describes the design and synthesis of a tricationic transition state analogue (TSA 1) for the Diels-Alder reaction. TSA 1 contains a bicyclo[2.2.1]heptene ring system that mimics the boat conformation of the Diels-Alder transition state and is designed to bind tightly to antibodies, nucleic acids, and imprinted polymers by means of hydrogen bonds and salt-bridges. This paper also describes the syntheses of the Diels-Alder reaction substrates (diene 2 and dienophile 3) and a sensitive HPLC assay to monitor the formation of Diels-Alder product 4. In contrast to previously reported TSAs and dienophiles for the Diels-Alder reaction that are based upon maleimides, TSA 1 and dienophile 3 are based upon fumaramide. The fumaramide system should destabilize the initially formed boat conformer of Diels-Alder product 4 and stabilize a half-chair conformer. The conversion of the initially formed boat conformer to the half-chair conformer is designed to help prevent Diels-Alder product 4 from binding strongly to catalysts selected to strongly bind TSA 1. This feature should minimize product inhibition, which can be a problem in the catalysis of the Diels-Alder reaction.

  8. Solvent Effects in Asymmetric Hetero Diels-Alder and Ene Reactions

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    Johannsen, Mogens; Jørgensen, Karl Anker


    The use of polar solvents such as nitromethane or 2-nitropropane leads to a significant improvement of the catalytic properties of a cationic copper-Lewis acid in the hetero Diels-Alder reaction of alkyl glyoxylates with dienes; The scope of a newly developed copper(II)-bisoxazoline catalyst...... for the hetero Diels-Alder reaction is demonstrated by the reaction of different dienes with alkyl glyoxylates in nitroalkane solvents with the formation of the hetero Diels-Alder adduct in high enantiomeric excess as the major product. The synthetic application of the reaction is exemplified by an improved...

  9. Synthesis of 3-Alkenyl-1-azaanthraquinones via Diels-Alder and Electron Transfer Reactions

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    Patrice Vanelle


    Full Text Available A convenient route to 3-alkenyl-1-azaanthraquinones via a hetero Diels-Alder reaction between an azadiene and naphthoquinone, a free radical chlorination and an electron transfer reaction is reported.

  10. Mechanistic insights into Diels-Alder reactions in natural product biosynthesis. (United States)

    Hashimoto, Takuya; Kuzuyama, Tomohisa


    Natural enzymes that catalyze Diels-Alder reactions have long been sought after, yet few enzymes have been experimentally confirmed to perform this reaction. In the past five years, several stand-alone enzymes that can catalyze the Diels-Alder reaction had been identified and characterized. Among which, the crystal structures of SpnF, PyrI4 and AbyU have been determined. The structures of PyrI4 and AbyU, which are involved in spirotetronate/spirotetramate biosynthesis, are particularly informative since they shed light on how a natural catalyst captures the flexible substrate and facilitates the intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction through stabilization of the transition state in catalysis. These pioneering studies will inspire the design of artificial catalysts for Diels-Alder reactions. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. The first organocatalytic, ortho-regioselective inverse-electron-demand hetero-Diels-Alder reaction. (United States)

    Hejmanowska, Joanna; Jasiński, Marcin; Wojciechowski, Jakub; Mlostoń, Grzegorz; Albrecht, Łukasz


    The development of the unprecedented ortho-regioselective inverse-electron-demand hetero-Diels-Alder (IEDHDA) reaction is described. It has been demonstrated that by proper choice of reactants and reaction conditions the inverse-electron-demand hetero-Diels-Alder cycloaddition can be realized with unprecedented regioselectivity arising from the reaction between the terminal carbon atom of the dienophile and the heteroatom of the heterodiene.

  12. Fe(II)/Fe(III)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Didehydro-Diels-Alder Reaction of Styrene-ynes. (United States)

    Mun, Hyeon Jin; Seong, Eun Young; Ahn, Kwang-Hyun; Kang, Eun Joo


    The intramolecular didehydro-Diels-Alder reaction of styrene-ynes was catalyzed by Fe(II) and Fe(III) to produce various naphthalene derivatives under microwave heating conditions. Mechanistic calculations found that the Fe(II) catalyst activates the styrenyl diene in an inverse-electron-demand Diels-Alder reaction, and the consecutive dehydrogenation reaction can be promoted by either Fe(II)-catalyzed direct dehydrogenation or an Fe(III)-catalyzed rearomatization/dehydrogenation pathway.

  13. Domino Wittig Diels-Alder reaction: An expeditious entry into the AB ring system of furanosesquiterpenes

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    Patre, R.E.; Gawas, S.; Sen, S.; Parameswaran, P.S.; Tilve, S.G.

    A domino Wittig Diels - Alder reaction has been employed in delineating a short and flexible synthetic stratagem for ready access to the AB ring system and the tricyclic framework of furanosesquiterpenes, such as the bioactive natural products...

  14. Diels-Alder reactions in confined spaces: the influence of catalyst structure and the nature of active sites for the retro-Diels-Alder reaction. (United States)

    Cantín, Ángel; Gomez, M Victoria; de la Hoz, Antonio


    Diels-Alder cycloaddition between cyclopentadiene and p-benzoquinone has been studied in the confined space of a pure silica zeolite Beta and the impact on reaction rate due to the concentration effect within the pore and diffusion limitations are discussed. Introduction of Lewis or Brønsted acid sites on the walls of the zeolite strongly increases the reaction rate. However, contrary to what occurs with mesoporous molecular sieves (MCM-41), Beta zeolite does not catalyse the retro-Diels-Alder reaction, resulting in a highly selective catalyst for the cycloaddition reaction.

  15. Diels-Alder reactions: The effects of catalyst on the addition reaction (United States)

    Yilmaz, Özgür; Kus, Nermin Simsek; Tunç, Tuncay; Sahin, Ertan


    The reaction between 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene and dimethyl 7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hepta-2,5-diene-2,3-dicarboxylate is efficiently achieved with small amounts of catalyst, i.e. phenol, AcOH, nafion, and β-cyclodextrin. Exo-diastereoselective cycloaddition reactions were observed both without catalyst and different catalysts for 48 days. As a result, different products (tricyclicmolecule 5, retro-Diels-Alder product 6, and oxidation product 7) were obtained with different catalysts. In addition, we synthesized Diels-Alders product 8 and tricyclocyclitol 10 via Diels-Alder reaction. The structures of these products were characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, MS and IR spectroscopy.

  16. Direct Access to Multifunctionalized Norcamphor Scaffolds by Asymmetric Organocatalytic Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Mose, Rasmus; Jensen, Magnus E; Preegel, Gert; Jørgensen, Karl Anker


    A general organocatalytic cross-dienamine activation strategy to produce chiral multifunctionalized norcamphor compounds having a large diversity in substitution pattern is presented. The strategy is based on a Diels-Alder reaction of an amino-activated cyclopentenone reacting with most common classes of electron-deficient olefins, such as nitro-, ester-, amide-, and cyano-substituted olefins, chalcones, conjugated malononitriles, CF3-substituted enones, and fumarates. The corresponding norcamphor derivatives are formed in good yield, excellent enantioselectivities, and with complete diastereoselectivity. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that quaternary stereocenters and spiro norcamphor compounds can be formed with high stereoselectivity. The present development provides a simple, direct, and efficient approach for the preparation of important norcamphor scaffolds. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Asymmetric aza-Diels-Alder reaction of Danishefsky's diene with imines in a chiral reaction medium

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    Pégot Bruce


    Full Text Available Abstract The asymmetric aza-Diels-Alder reaction of chiral imines with Danishefsky's diene in chiral ionic liquids provides the corresponding cycloadduct with moderate to high diastereoselectivity. The reaction has proved to perform better at room temperature in ionic liquids without either Lewis acid catalyst or organic solvent. Chiral ionic liquids are recycled while their efficiency is preserved.

  18. Diels-Alder reactions of anthracenes with C-sulfonyldithioformates

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    El-Sayed, I.; Ali, O.M.; Fischer, A.


    C-Sulfonyldithioformates (2) (R-1 = ArSO2, R 2 = ArS) readily add to anthracene and 9-methylanthracene (1) in a Diels-Alder fashion with formation of 9,10-dihydro-10,9-(epithiomethano)anthracenes (3) which in turn may suffer thermally induced elimination of arenesulfinic acid to yield the 9...

  19. Electrostatic catalysis of a Diels-Alder reaction (United States)

    Aragonès, Albert C.; Haworth, Naomi L.; Darwish, Nadim; Ciampi, Simone; Bloomfield, Nathaniel J.; Wallace, Gordon G.; Diez-Perez, Ismael; Coote, Michelle L.


    It is often thought that the ability to control reaction rates with an applied electrical potential gradient is unique to redox systems. However, recent theoretical studies suggest that oriented electric fields could affect the outcomes of a range of chemical reactions, regardless of whether a redox system is involved. This possibility arises because many formally covalent species can be stabilized via minor charge-separated resonance contributors. When an applied electric field is aligned in such a way as to electrostatically stabilize one of these minor forms, the degree of resonance increases, resulting in the overall stabilization of the molecule or transition state. This means that it should be possible to manipulate the kinetics and thermodynamics of non-redox processes using an external electric field, as long as the orientation of the approaching reactants with respect to the field stimulus can be controlled. Here, we provide experimental evidence that the formation of carbon-carbon bonds is accelerated by an electric field. We have designed a surface model system to probe the Diels-Alder reaction, and coupled it with a scanning tunnelling microscopy break-junction approach. This technique, performed at the single-molecule level, is perfectly suited to deliver an electric-field stimulus across approaching reactants. We find a fivefold increase in the frequency of formation of single-molecule junctions, resulting from the reaction that occurs when the electric field is present and aligned so as to favour electron flow from the dienophile to the diene. Our results are qualitatively consistent with those predicted by quantum-chemical calculations in a theoretical model of this system, and herald a new approach to chemical catalysis.

  20. A Ligand Structure-Activity Study of DNA-Based Catalytic Asymmetric Hydration and Diels-Alder Reactions

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    Rosati, F.; Roelfes, J.G.

    A structure-activity relationship study of the first generation ligands for the DNA-based asymmetric hydration of enones and Diels-Alder reaction in water is reported. The design of the ligand was optimized resulting in a maximum ee of 83% in the hydration reaction and 75% in the Diels-Alder

  1. Diels-Alder reactions of masked o-benzoquinones: new experimental findings and a theoretical study of the inverse electron demand case. (United States)

    Arjona, Odón; Medel, Rocío; Plumet, Joaquín; Herrera, Rafael; Jiménez-Vázquez, Hugo A; Tamariz, Joaquín


    Diels-Alder reactions of the masked o-benzoquinone (MOB) 2 with vinylene carbonate (3), the bicyclic derivatives 4, 5, and 6, and the intramolecular version of the 2-hydroxymethylfuran-MOB Diels-Alder reaction are described. In addition, a theoretical study of the Diels-Alder reactions of MOBs with enol and thioenol ethers is presented.

  2. Theoretical study of the Diels-Alder reaction between o-benzoquinone and norbornadiene (United States)

    Quijano-Quiñones, Ramiro F.; Quesadas-Rojas, M.; Cuevas, Gabriel; Mena-Rejón, Gonzalo J.


    The reaction between norbornadiene and o-benzoquinone is an important step in polyalicyclic rigid structures synthesis. It has been considered that this reaction is an example of Diels-Alder (DA) and hetero-Diels-Alder (HDA) cycloadditions with o-benzoquinone acting as diene (forming C-C bonds) and heterodiene (forming O-C bonds). We have performed a Density Functional Theory study of this reaction, employing B3LYP, mPW1PW91, and B1B95 functionals and 6-31G(d,p) and 6-31+G(d,p) Gaussian type basis sets. The results indicate that Diels-Alder is a feasible mechanism for both reactions, but should not be the main route to the formation of products with C-C bonds.

  3. Niobium(V) chloride as catalyst in Diels-Alder reaction of furan ring

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    Santos, Deborah A. dos; Rodrigues, Ludmila R.; Arpini, Bruno H.; Lacerda Junior, Valdemar; Greco, Sandro J.; Santos, Reginaldo B. dos; Neto, Alvaro C.; Castro, Eustaquio V.R. de, E-mail: [Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES), Vitoria, ES (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica; Romao, Wanderson [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia (IFES), Vila Velha, ES (Brazil)


    According to the relevant literature, the Diels-Alder reaction of furan without a catalyst can last several weeks and shows a low yield due to the diene’s low reactivity. The use of Lewis acid catalysts or high pressures is described as an effective method for improving the reaction yields. This paper describes our recent study on the use of niobium pentachloride as the catalyst in Diels-Alder reactions between furan and several reactive dienophiles, among which methyl acrylate showed good yields, especially at lower temperatures. Other dienophiles have shown lower yields because of problems such as byproduct formation and the high reversibility of the reaction. (author)

  4. Modified lignin: Preparation and use in reversible gel via Diels-Alder reaction. (United States)

    Zhou, Wanpeng; Zhang, Hui; Chen, Fangeng


    In this study, popular soda lignin was modified with either furan or maleimide ring, and the modified lignins were subjected to reversible Diels-Alder reaction. A new process was proposed to prepare the functionalized lignin. A long chain was introduced to the hydroxyl groups of lignin, and then either the furan or maleimide ring was added to the other end of the chain. The test results confirmed that either the furan ring or the maleimide ring was bound to lignin. Furan- and maleimide-functionalized lignins were also combined to generate crosslinking via Diels-Alder [4+2] cycloaddition reaction. Under appropriate conditions, the formation of a gel was identified, which reverted to liquid state after retro Diels-Alder reaction upon heating at 120°C. This study reveals the significant versatility and potential of the developed strategy for the utilization of lignin-based recyclable networks. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Diels-Alder reactions of myrcene using intensified continuous-flow reactors. (United States)

    Hornung, Christian H; Álvarez-Diéguez, Miguel Á; Kohl, Thomas M; Tsanaktsidis, John


    This work describes the Diels-Alder reaction of the naturally occurring substituted butadiene, myrcene, with a range of different naturally occurring and synthetic dienophiles. The synthesis of the Diels-Alder adduct from myrcene and acrylic acid, containing surfactant properties, was scaled-up in a plate-type continuous-flow reactor with a volume of 105 mL to a throughput of 2.79 kg of the final product per day. This continuous-flow approach provides a facile alternative scale-up route to conventional batch processing, and it helps to intensify the synthesis protocol by applying higher reaction temperatures and shorter reaction times.

  6. Metal-catalyzed Asymmetric Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions of Unactivated Dienes with Glyoxylates

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    Johannsen, Mogens; Yao, Sulan; Graven, Anette


    The development of a catalytic asymmetric hetero-Diels-Alder methodology for the reaction of unactivated dienes with glyoxylates is presented. Several different asymmetric catalysts can be used, but copper-bisoxazolines and aluminium-BINOL give the highest yield, and the best chemo- and enantiose......The development of a catalytic asymmetric hetero-Diels-Alder methodology for the reaction of unactivated dienes with glyoxylates is presented. Several different asymmetric catalysts can be used, but copper-bisoxazolines and aluminium-BINOL give the highest yield, and the best chemo...

  7. Stereoselection in Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reactions of 2-Cyano-1-azadienes: Indolizidine and Quinolizidine Synthesis. (United States)

    Tay, Gidget C; Sizemore, Nicholas; Rychnovsky, Scott D


    Progress toward understanding the scope and diastereoselectivity of intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions using 2-cyano-1-azadienes is described herein. The resulting cyanoenamine products are underutilized intermediates in organic synthesis. Assembly of the Diels-Alder precursors was achieved using an improved imine condensation/oxidative cyanation protocol. By this method, several highly substituted indolizidine and quinolizidine architectures were constructed. Quantum mechanical DFT calculations at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d) level of theory were performed for these cyclizations and provide insights into the origins of the observed diastereoselectivities.

  8. Recent applications of intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions to natural product synthesis

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    Juhl, M.; Tanner, David Ackland


    This tutorial review presents some recent examples of intramolecular Diels-Alder (IMDA) reactions as key complexity-generating steps in the total synthesis of structurally intricate natural products. The opportunities afforded by transannular (TADA) versions of the IMDA reaction in complex molecule...

  9. Effects of the Hydrophobicity of the Reactants on Diels-Alder Reactions in Water

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    Meijer, Ale; Otto, Sijbren; Engberts, Jan B.F.N.


    To assess the importance of the hydrophobicity of different parts of diene and dienophile on the aqueous acceleration of Diels-Alder reactions, second-order rate constants have been determined for the reactions of cyclopentadiene (1), 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene (4), and 1,3-cyclohexadiene (6) with

  10. Diels-Alder reactions in water : Enforced hydrophobic interaction and hydrogen bonding

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    Engberts, Jan B.F.N.


    Second-order rate constants have been measured for the Diels-Alder (DA) reactions of cyclopentadiene with dienophiles of varying hydrophobicity and hydrogen-bond acceptor capacity in water, in a series of organic solvents and in alcohol-water mixtures. The intramolecular DA reaction of


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    Engberts, J.B.F.N.

    Second-order rate constants have been measured for the Diels-Alder (DA) reactions of cyclopentadiene with dienophiles of varying hydrophobicity and hydrogen-bond acceptor capacity in water, in a series of organic solvents and in alcohol-water mixtures. The intramolecular DA reaction of

  12. Unsaturated aldehydes as alkene equivalents in the Diels-Alder reaction

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    Taarning, Esben; Madsen, Robert


    A one-pot procedure is described for using alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehydes as olefin equivalents in the Diels-Alder reaction. The method combines the normal electron demand cycloaddition with aldehyde dienophiles and the rhodium-catalyzed decarbonylation of aldehydes to afford cyclohexenes...... 53 and 88%. In these transformations, the three aldehydes serve as equivalents of ethylene, propylene and styrene, respectively....

  13. Diels-Alder Reactions Using 5 M LiClO4 -Diethyl Ether Catalyst




    The rate acceleration of Diels-Alder reactions in 5.0 M lithium perchlorate-diethyl ether was re-examined using itaconic anhydride and itaconic acid. Rate acceleration was observed for non-functionalised dienes, but functionalised dienes gave the starting or polymeric materials.

  14. Diels-Alder Reactions in Water. Effects of Hydrophobicity and Hydrogen Bonding

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    Otto, Sijbren; Blokzijl, Wilfried; Engberts, Jan B.F.N.


    In order to check whether the activated complex for the Diels-Alder reactions of 5-substituted 1,4-naphthoquinones with cyclopentadiene is more polar in water than in other solvents, we have determined the substituent effects in seven different solvents. The substituent effects gradually decrease

  15. Stepwise or concerted? DFT study on the mechanism of ionic Diels-Alder reaction of chromanes

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    Haghdadi Mina


    Full Text Available The stepwise and concerted Ionic Diels-Alder reaction between phenyl (pyridin-2-ylmethylene oxonium and styrene derivatives are explored using theoretical method. The results support using computational method via persistent intermediates. The DFT method was essential to reproduce a reasonable potential energy surface for these challenging systems.

  16. Employing Arynes in Diels-Alder Reactions and Transition-Metal-Free Multicomponent Coupling and Arylation Reactions. (United States)

    Bhojgude, Sachin Suresh; Bhunia, Anup; Biju, Akkattu T


    Arynes are highly reactive intermediates having several applications in organic synthesis for the construction of various ortho-disubstituted arenes. Traditionally, arynes are generated in solution from haloarenes under strongly basic conditions. However, the scopes of many of the aryne reactions are limited because of the harsh conditions used for their generation. The renaissance of interest in aryne chemistry is mainly due to the mild conditions for their generation by the fluoride-induced 1,2-elimination of 2-(trimethylsilyl)aryl triflates. This Account is focused on the Diels-Alder reaction of arynes and their transition-metal-free application in multicomponent couplings as well as arylation reactions. The Diels-Alder reaction of arynes is a powerful tool for constructing benzo-fused carbocycles and heterocycles. In 2012, we developed an efficient, broad-scope, and scalable Diels-Alder reaction of pentafulvenes with arynes affording benzonorbornadiene derivatives. Subsequently, we accomplished the Diels-Alder reaction of arynes with dienes such as 1,2-benzoquinones and tropones. Moreover, we uncovered a transition-metal-free protocol for the synthesis of 9,10-dihydrophenanthrenes by the reaction of arynes with styrenes that proceeds via a Diels-Alder/ene-reaction cascade. In addition, we demonstrated the reaction of arynes with indene/benzofurans, which proceeds via a tandem [4 + 2]/[2 + 2] sequence. Multicomponent coupling (MCC) involving arynes mainly comprises the initial addition of a nucleophile to the aryne followed by interception of the aryl anion intermediate with an electrophile (provided the nucleophilic and electrophilic moieties do not belong to the same molecule). We have disclosed aryne MCCs initiated by N-heterocycles such as (iso)quinoline, pyridine, and aziridines. When (iso)quinoline is used as the nucleophilic trigger and N-substituted isatin as the third component, the reaction affords spirooxazino(iso)quinolines via 1,4-dipolar

  17. A Diels-Alder Reaction Conducted Within the Parameters of Aqueous Organocatalysis: Still Just Smoke and Mirrors (United States)

    Stowe, G. Neil


    Conducting reactions using water as solvent is a highly prized goal for the organic chemist. Based upon recent literature and our continuing interest in the field of aqueous organocatalysis, we tested the scope of an enamine based Diels-Alder reaction using (±)-nornicotine, proline and a proline derivative as aqueous organocatalysts. Unfortunately, none of the examined catalysts under aqueous conditions proved useful, leaving the aqueous Diels-Alder reaction as an elusive goal. PMID:21516231

  18. Growth of Fullerene Fragments Using the Diels-Alder Cycloaddition Reaction: First Step towards a C60 Synthesis by Dimerization

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    Julio A. Alonso


    Full Text Available Density Functional Theory has been used to model the Diels-Alder reactions of the fullerene fragments triindenetriphenilene and pentacyclopentacorannulene with ethylene and 1,3-butadiene. The purpose is to prove the feasibility of using Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions to grow fullerene fragments step by step, and to dimerize fullerene fragments, as a way to obtain C60. The dienophile character of the fullerene fragments is dominant, and the reaction of butadiene with pentacyclopentacorannulene is favored.

  19. Growth of fullerene fragments using the Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction: first step towards a C60 synthesis by dimerization. (United States)

    Mojica, Martha; Méndez, Francisco; Alonso, Julio A


    Density Functional Theory has been used to model the Diels-Alder reactions of the fullerene fragments triindenetriphenilene and pentacyclopentacorannulene with ethylene and 1,3-butadiene. The purpose is to prove the feasibility of using Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions to grow fullerene fragments step by step, and to dimerize fullerene fragments, as a way to obtain C₆₀. The dienophile character of the fullerene fragments is dominant, and the reaction of butadiene with pentacyclopentacorannulene is favored.

  20. Competing Diels-Alder reactions of activated nitroethylene derivatives and [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangements of the cycloadducts. (United States)

    Wade, Peter A; Murray, James K; Shah-Patel, Sharmila; Le, Hung T


    Diels-Alder reaction of nitroethylene derivatives with cyclohexa-1,3-diene afforded three pericyclic products some of which could be converted to others via a new [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement or via a Claisen rearrangement.

  1. Total Synthesis of γ-Indomycinone and Kidamycinone by Means of Two Regioselective Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Mabit, Thibaud; Siard, Aymeric; Pantin, Mathilde; Zon, Doumadé; Foulgoc, Laura; Sissouma, Drissa; Guingant, André; Mathé-Allainmat, Monique; Lebreton, Jacques; Carreaux, François; Dujardin, Gilles; Collet, Sylvain


    An efficient access for the synthesis of pluramycinones is described. Total syntheses of racemic γ-indomycinone and kidamycinone were achieved by means of two Diels-Alder reactions. A first Diels-Alder condensation followed by a Stille cross-coupling is used for the elaboration of the desired substituted dienes which will be involved in the second pericyclic reaction with juglone to construct the tetracyclic core of pluramycinones.

  2. Polar Diels-Alder reactions using electrophilic nitrobenzothiophenes. A combined experimental and DFT study (United States)

    Della Rosa, Claudia D.; Mancini, Pedro M. E.; Kneeteman, Maria N.; Lopez Baena, Anna F.; Suligoy, Melisa A.; Domingo, Luis R.


    The reactions between 2- and 3-nitrobenzothiophenes with three dienes of different nucleophilicity, 1-methoxy-3-trimethylsilyloxy-1,3-butadiene, 1-trimethylsilyloxy-1,3-butadiene and isoprene developed in anhydrous benzene and alternative under microwave irradiation with molecular solvents or in free solvent conditions, respectively, for produce dibenzothiophenes permit to conclude that both nitroheterocycles act as electrophile with the cited dienes. In the cases of the dienes 1-methoxy-3-trimethylsilyloxy-1,3-butadiene and 1-trimethylsilyloxy-1,3-butadiene which posses major nucleophilicity the observed product is the normal cycloaddition one. However when the diene is isoprene the product with both electrophiles follow the hetero Diels-Alder way. These reactions are considered polar cycloaddition reactions and the yields are reasonables. Moreover the polar Diels-Alder reactions of nitrobenzothiophenes with electron rich dienes 1-trimethylsilyloxy-1,3-butadiene have been theoretically studied using DFT methods.

  3. Microwave-Mediated Hetero Diels-Alder reaction: Synthesis of biologically active compounds


    D’Aurizio, Antonio


    Heterocyclic compounds represent almost two-thirds of all the known organic compounds: they are widely distributed in nature and play a key role in a huge number of biologically important molecules including some of the most significant for human beings. A powerful tool for the synthesis of such compounds is the hetero Diels-Alder reaction (HDA), that involve a [4+2] cycloaddition reaction between heterodienes and suitable dienophiles. Among heterodienes to be used in such six-membered ...

  4. New L-Serine Derivative Ligands as Cocatalysts for Diels-Alder Reaction (United States)

    Sousa, Carlos A. D.; Rodríguez-Borges, José E.; Freire, Cristina


    New L-serine derivative ligands were prepared and tested as cocatalyst in the Diels-Alder reactions between cyclopentadiene (CPD) and methyl acrylate, in the presence of several Lewis acids. The catalytic potential of the in situ formed complexes was evaluated based on the reaction yield. Bidentate serine ligands showed good ability to coordinate medium strength Lewis acids, thus boosting their catalytic activity. The synthesis of the L-serine ligands proved to be highly efficient and straightforward. PMID:24383009

  5. The unexpected product of Diels-Alder reaction between "indanocyclon" and maleimide (United States)

    Dobrowolski, Michał A.; Roszkowski, Piotr; Struga, Marta; Szulczyk, Daniel


    A heterocyclic compound commonly known as "indanocyclon" undergoes an unexpected Diels-Alder addition with maleimide. The resulting product has been isolated and characterized in order to get an information about its structure and possible mechanism of the reaction. Extensive comparison of single crystal properties of 3-(2,8-dioxo-1,3-diphenyl-2,8-dihydrocyclopenta[a]inden-8a(1H)-yl)pyrrolidine-2,5-dione and favorable product of the reaction has been also performed.

  6. Reaction of Aldehydes/Ketones with Electron-Deficient 1,3,5-Triazines Leading to Functionalized Pyrimidines as Diels-Alder/Retro-Diels-Alder Reaction Products: Reaction Development and Mechanistic Studies. (United States)

    Yang, Kai; Dang, Qun; Cai, Pei-Jun; Gao, Yang; Yu, Zhi-Xiang; Bai, Xu


    Catalytic inverse electron demand Diels-Alder (IEDDA) reactions of heterocyclic aza-dienes are rarely reported since highly reactive and electron-rich dienophiles are often found not compatible with strong acids such as Lewis acids. Herein, we disclose that TFA-catalyzed reactions of electron-deficient 1,3,5-triazines and electron-deficient aldehydes/ketones can take place. These reactions led to highly functionalized pyrimidines as products in fair to good yields. The reaction mechanism was carefully studied by the combination of experimental and computational studies. The reactions involve a cascade of stepwise inverse electron demand hetero-Diels-Alder (ihDA) reactions, followed by retro-Diels-Alder (rDA) reactions and elimination of water. An acid was required for both ihDA and rDA reactions. This mechanism was further verified by comparing the relative reactivity of aldehydes/ketones and their corresponding vinyl ethers in the current reaction system.

  7. Enantio- and Stereoselective Construction of Atisane Scaffold via Organocatalytic Intramolecular Michael Reaction and Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Sekita, Hiroko; Adachi, Kyohei; Kobayashi, Ippei; Sato, Yusuke; Nakada, Masahisa


    An enantio- and stereoselective construction of the atisane scaffold via organocatalytic intramolecular Michael reaction and Diels-Alder reaction is described. The organocatalytic intramolecular Michael reaction has been found to stereoselectively generate a trans-stereodiad comprising an all-carbon quaternary and a tertiary stereogenic centers. Use of the chiral secondary amine bearing thiourea with benzoic acid as additive is the key to obtaining the desired product with excellent ee in synthetically acceptable yield. The prepared chiral building block has been successfully converted to the compound including the atisane scaffold via the highly stereoselective intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction.

  8. Diels-Alder reactions catalyzed by derivated by mentholxyaluminium derivates supported on alumina and silica gel; Reacciones de Diels-Alder asimetrica catalizadas por derivados de mentoxialuminio soportados sobre alumina y gel de silice

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    Cativiela, C.; Garcia, J.L.; Mayoral, J.A.; Pires, E.; Rojo, A.J. [Departamento de Quimica Organica, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza (Spain)


    The solids obtained by treatment of alumina and, specially, silica gel with A1C1Et{sub 2} are efficient catalysts for Diels-Alder reactions. A similar methodology has been used to support menthoxyaluminium derivatives. The introduction of (-)-menthol reduces the catalytic activity, but these solids are able to promote the reaction between methacrolein and cyclopentadiene, leading to a moderate asymmetric induction. Both reaction rate and enantioselectivity are greatly influenced by the amount of (-)-menthol used to prepare the catalyst. So, solids obtained from equimolecular amounts of (-)-menthol and diethyl aluminium chloride lead to higher percentages of enantiomeric excess, but they have worse catalytic activity. Silica-supported catalysts are again more active than alumina-supported ones.

  9. The Diels-Alder reaction: A powerful tool for the design of drug delivery systems and biomaterials. (United States)

    Gregoritza, Manuel; Brandl, Ferdinand P


    Click reactions have the potential to greatly facilitate the development of drug delivery systems and biomaterials. These reactions proceed under mild conditions, give high yields, and form only inoffensive by-products. The Diels-Alder cycloaddition is one of the click reactions that do not require any metal catalyst; it is one of the most useful reactions in synthetic organic chemistry and material design. Herein, we highlight possible applications of the Diels-Alder reaction in pharmaceutics and biomedical engineering. Particular focus is placed on the synthesis of polymers and dendrimers for drug delivery, the preparation of functionalized surfaces, bioconjugation techniques, and applications of the Diels-Alder reaction in nanotechnology. Moreover, applications of the reaction for the preparation of hydrogels for drug delivery and tissue engineering are reviewed. A general introduction to the Diels-Alder reaction is presented, along with a discussion of potential pitfalls and challenges. At the end of the article, we provide a set of tools that may facilitate the application of the Diels-Alder reaction to solve important pharmaceutical or biomedical problems. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. A Diels-Alder Reaction Between A Cigarette Mainstream Smoke Component and Benzoquinone

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    Coleman WM


    Full Text Available A notable amount of research has been placed toward understanding the roles of benzoquinone (Q and hydroquinone (HQ in the chemistry and toxicity of cigarette smoke. To further understanding of the roles of these compounds in cigarette smoke, a series of reactions were performed wherein the levels and chemistries of Q and HQ were monitored after having been added to selected phases of the mainstream smoke from 2R4F cigarettes. Through the application of both fundamental organic chemistry reaction mechanistic principles and qualitative analysis of smoke chemistry, a new reaction pathway for mainstream smoke components was elucidated. During the course of these investigations, the presence of a product from a Diels-Alder reaction between a 2R4F cigarette mainstream smoke component and Q was discovered. Data from carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance (13C NMR, gas chromatography-atomic emission detection (GC-AED, and gas chromatography-mass selective detection (GC-MSD revealed a Diels-Alder reaction product resulting from the reaction of benzoquinone (Q, a dienophile, and 1,3-cyclopentadiene, a diene, to yield tricyclo[,7] undeca-4,9-diene-3,6-dione, more commonly referred to as cyclopentadienebenzoquinone. The reaction between Q and 1,3-cyclopentadiene was observed to have occurred when fresh mainstream vapor phase smoke (MSVP from a 2R4F cigarette, captured in acetone, was subsequently treated with Q. Other 13C containing species were detected but inadequate signal to noise values prevented structural assignments. Accompanying the Diels-Alder reaction was an additional reaction of Q to form hydroquinone (HQ. These reactions provide additional information on the complexity of cigarette smoke, particularly as it relates to possible reactions involving Q and HQ and other cigarette smoke components.

  11. Water in oil microemulsions as reaction media for a Diels-Alder reaction between N-ethylmaleimide and cyclopentadiene

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    Engberts, JBFN; Fernandez, E; Garcia-Rio, L; Leis, J.R.


    The Diels-Alder reaction between N-ethylmaleimide and cyclopentadiene in water/AOT/isooctane microemulsions, where AOT denotes sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate, was studied. The rate of the reaction was found to be higher than that obtained in pure isooctane, irrespective of the particular

  12. AM1 semiempirical study of benzopyrroles as dienes for Diels-Alder reaction

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    Jursic, B.S. [New Orleans Univ., LA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry


    The stereoselectivity of the reactivity of dienes such as cyclopentadiene, furan, pyrrole, indole, and isoindole for Diels-Alder reactions was evaluated. It was demonstrated by the frontier molecular orbital (FMO) energy gap that pyrrole and benzopyrroles were less satisfactory dienes than cyclopentadiene and furan. The reaction was predicted to be controlled by high molecular orbital (HOMO) diene based on the frontier orbital correlation. It was suggested that the lower reactivity of indole was caused by the loss of aromaticity in the course of the cycloaddition reaction. With isoindole the aromaticity was preserved. 21 refs., figs., tabs.

  13. Aqueous catalysis: Methylrhenium trioxide (MTO) as a homogeneous catalyst for the Diels-Alder reaction

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    Zhu, Z.; Espenson, J.H. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)


    The title compound proves to be an effective and efficient catalyst for the Diels-Alder reaction when the dienophile is an {alpha},{beta}-unsaturated ketone or aldehyde. It is especially effective in water. Equal amounts of any such dienophile and any of six representative dienes (isoprene, 2-methyl-1,3-pentadiene, 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene, cyclopentadiene, 1,2,3,4,5,-pentamethylcyclopentadiene, and 1,3-cyclohexadiene) were used, along with 1% MTO. The reactions gave usually > 90% isolated yield of the cycloaddition product except for the larger dienophiles. Nearly exclusively, there was formed one product isomer, the same one that usually predominates. The reactions were often run in chloroform (mostly) and in other organic solvents. A select number were carried out in water, where the reactions gave a greater product yield in a considerably shorter time. Water, itself, is known to enhance the rates of Diels-Alder reactions, but MTO exerts an additional accelerating effect. Kinetics studies were carried out to show that the rate is proportional to the catalyst concentration. The products do not inhibit the reaction. The desirability of MTO as a Diels-Alder catalyst stems from a combination of favorable properties: the inertness to air/oxygen, the tolerance for many substrates, the use of an aqueous medium, and the absence of product inhibition. The initial step appears to be the (weak) coordination of the carbonyl oxygen to the electropositive rhenium center. Steric crowding around rhenium inhibits reactions of the larger dienophiles. 26 refs., 3 figs., 4 tabs.

  14. Solvent effects on a Diels-Alder reaction involving a cationic diene: Consequences of the absence of hydrogen-bond interactions for accelerations in aqueous media

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    van der Wel, Gerben K.; Wijnen, Jan W.; Engberts, Jan B.F.N.


    In order to study the influence of hydrogen-bond interactions on the accelerations of Diels-Alder reactions in water and highly aqueous mixed solvent systems, second-order rate constants for the Diels-Alder reaction of acridizinium bromide (1a) with cyclopentadiene (CP) have been measured in aqueous

  15. Nitropyrroles, Diels-Alder reactions assisted by microwave irradiation and solvent effect. An experimental and theoretical study (United States)

    Mancini, Pedro M. E.; Kneeteman, María N.; Cainelli, Mauro; Ormachea, Carla M.; Domingo, Luis R.


    The behaviors of N-tosylnitropyrroles acting as electrophilic dienophiles in polar Diels-Alder reactions joint to different dienes of increeased nucleophilicity are analyzed. The reactions were developed under microwave irradiation using toluene or protic ionic liquids (PILs) as solvents and in free solvent conditions. In all the cases explored we observed good yields in short reaction times. For these reactions, the free solvent condition and the use of protic ionic liquids as solvents offer similar results. However, the free solvent conditions favor environmental sustainability. The role of PILs in these polar Diels-Alder reactions has been theoretically studied within the Molecular Electron Density Theory.

  16. Deeper Insight into the Diels-Alder Reaction through the Activation Strain Model. (United States)

    Fernández, Israel; Bickelhaupt, F Matthias


    In this Focus Review, we present the application of the so-called Activation Strain Model of chemical reactivity to the Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction. To this end, representative recent examples have been selected to illustrate the power of this new computational approach to gain a deeper quantitative understanding of this fundamental process in chemistry. We cover a wide range of issues, such as, the "endo-rule", reactivity trends emerging from systematic variation in the reactants' strain, and cycloaddition reactions involving relevant species in material science, that is, fullerenes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and nanotubes. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Approach Matters: The Kinetics of Interfacial Inverse-Electron Demand Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Sen, Rickdeb; Gahtory, Digvijay; Escorihuela, Jorge; Firet, Judith; Pujari, Sidharam P; Zuilhof, Han


    Rapid and quantitative click functionalization of surfaces remains an interesting challenge in surface chemistry. In this regard, inverse electron demand Diels-Alder (IEDDA) reactions represent a promising metal-free candidate. Herein, we reveal quantitative surface functionalization within 15 min. Furthermore, we report the comprehensive effects of substrate stereochemistry, surrounding microenvironment and substrate order on the reaction kinetics as obtained by surface-bound mass spectrometry (DART-HRMS). © 2017 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

  18. Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction of α-Substituted and β,β-Disubstituted α,β-Enals via Diarylprolinol Silyl Ether for the Construction of All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters. (United States)

    Hayashi, Yujiro; Bondzic, Bojan P; Yamazaki, Tatsuya; Gupta, Yogesh; Ogasawara, Shin; Taniguchi, Tohru; Monde, Kenji


    The asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction of α-substituted acrolein proceeds in the presence of the trifluoroacetic acid salt of trifluoromethyl-substituted diarylprolinol silyl ether to afford the exo-isomer with both excellent diastereoselectivity and high enantioselectivity. In the Diels-Alder reaction of a β,β-disubstituted α,β-unsaturated aldehyde, good exo-selectivity and excellent enantioselectivity was obtained when the perchloric acid salt of the bulky triisopropyl silyl ether of trifluoromethyl substituted diarylprolinol was employed as an organocatalyst in the presence of water. In both cases, all-carbon quaternary stereocenters are constructed enantioselectively. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Cross-conjugated Trienamine Catalysis with α'-Alkylidene 2-Cyclohexenones: Application in β,γ-Regioselective Aza-Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Zhou, Zhi; Wang, Zhou-Xiang; Ouyang, Qin; Xiao, Wei; Du, Wei; Chen, Ying-Chun


    Endo-type cross-conjugated trienamines between highly congested α'-alkylidene 2-cyclohexenones and a chiral primary amine catalyst serve as HOMO-raised dienophiles in inverse-electron-demand aza-Diels-Alder cycloadditions with a number of 1-azadiene substrates. The reactions exhibit exclusive β,γ-regioselectivity, and multifunctional products with high molecular complexity are efficiently constructed in excellent diastereo- and enantioselectivity (>19:1 d.r., up to 99 % ee). © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Mechanisms and Origins of Selectivities of the Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Diels-Alder Reactions between Arylallenes and Acrylates. (United States)

    Yu, Peiyuan; Li, Wei; Houk, K N


    The mechanisms of recently reported Lewis acid-catalyzed Diels-Alder reactions of arylallenes and acrylates were studied using density functional theory calculations. A stepwise mechanism involving short-lived zwitterion intermediates is established. The reaction is endo-selective in the presence of Lewis acid catalyst. The [2 + 2] cycloaddition is not observed because of the greater charge separation in the first step of the [2 + 2] cycloaddition. The origins of chirality transfer in the Diels-Alder reaction using chiral arylallenes are uncovered, and the absolute stereochemistry of the product is predicted.

  1. Domino Aza-Michael-ih-Diels-Alder Reaction to Various 3-Vinyl-1,2,4-triazines: Access to Polysubstituted Tetrahydro-1,6-naphthyridines. (United States)

    Jouha, Jabrane; Buttard, Floris; Lorion, Magali; Berthonneau, Clément; Khouili, Mostafa; Hiebel, Marie-Aude; Guillaumet, Gérald; Brière, Jean-François; Suzenet, Franck


    A straightforward domino aza-Michael-inverse-electron-demand-hetero-Diels-Alder/retro-Diels-Alder reaction between primary and secondary propargylamine derivatives and 3-vinyl-1,2,4-triazines is developed highlighting not only the uniqueness of this dual-heterocyclic platform but also a novel and unprecedented path to polysubstituted tetrahydro-1,6-naphthyridine scaffolds.

  2. Stereo- and regioselectivity of the hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of nitroso derivatives with conjugated dienes. (United States)

    Brulíková, Lucie; Harrison, Aidan; Miller, Marvin J; Hlaváč, Jan


    The hetero-Diels-Alder reaction between a nitroso dienophile and a conjugated diene to give the 3,6-dihydro-2H-1,2-oxazine scaffold is useful for the synthesis of many biologically interesting molecules due to the diverse opportunities created by subsequent transformations of the resulting 1,2-oxazine ring. This review discusses the rationale for the observed regio- and stereoselectivity and the methods developed in recent years used to control and improve the stereo- and regioselectivity for the synthesis of 1,2-oxazine scaffolds.

  3. Catalytic Asymmetric Inverse-Electron-Demand Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Xie, Mingsheng; Lin, Lili; Feng, Xiaoming


    In this review, the recent developments in catalytic asymmetric inverse-electron-demand hetero-Diels-Alder reaction, which is recognized as one of the most powerful routes to construct highly functionalized and enantioenriched six-membered heterocycles, are described. The article is organized on the basis of different kinds of electron-deficient heterodienes, including α,β-unsaturated ketones/aldehydes, o-benzoquinones, α,β-unsaturated imines, N-aryl imines, o-benzoqinone imides, and other aza-olefins. © 2017 The Chemical Society of Japan & Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Unconventional exo selectivity in thermal normal-electron-demand Diels-Alder reactions (United States)

    Ho, Guo-Ming; Huang, Ci-Jhang; Li, Elise Yu-Tzu; Hsu, Sheng-Kai; Wu, Ti; Zulueta, Medel Manuel L.; Wu, Kevin Binchia; Hung, Shang-Cheng


    The Diels-Alder reaction is a useful tool for generating functionalized chiral molecules through the concerted cycloaddition of dienes and dienophiles leading to six-membered rings. Traditionally, the selective predictions of the products rely heavily on consideration of the secondary orbital interactions that stabilize the endo pathway. However, there remain some basic examples defying this notion and produce the exo-isomer as major product. Here we systematically evaluated of the structural features driving exo selectivity in thermal normal-electron-demand Diels-Alder reactions. Substitution at the Cβ position and the size and electronegativity of the electron-withdrawing group of the dienophile are contributing factors. Experimental and computational studies both point toward the steric and electrostatic forces between the substituents in both the diene and the dienophile that increase the likelihood of the exo pathway. For these substrates, the dominance of the endo pathway is reduced by transition state distortions and poor structural alignments of the reacting partners. We also noted the tilt of the dienophile with respect to the diene causing steric strain on the functionalities at the more advanced bond forming carbon-carbon position of the endo transition state. Insights into such factors may benefit synthetic planning and asserting control over this important named reaction.

  5. Characterization and kinetic study of Diels-Alder reaction: Detailed study on N-phenylmaleimide and furan based benzoxazine with potential self-healing application

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    Z. Stirn


    Full Text Available The Diels-Alder reaction between N-phenylmaleimide and benzoxazine bearing furan group was investigated for the purpose of successful appliance of self-healing in benzoxazine polymer networks. The reaction as a function of temperature/time was performed in molten state and in a solution, where also the kinetic study was performed. The Diels-Alder reaction leads to a mixture of two diastereomers: endo presented at lower cyclo-reversion temperature and exo at higher. Therefore, the conversion rates and exo/endo ratio were studied in detail for both systems. For instance, in molten state the Diels-Alder reaction was triggered by the temperature of the melting point at 60 °C with exo/endo ratio preferable to the endo adduct. The study of the kinetics in a solution revealed that the Diels-Alder reaction followed typical bimolecular reversible second-order reaction. The activation energies were close to the previous literature data; 48.4 and 51.9 kJ·mol–1 for Diels-Alder reaction, and 91.0 and 102.3 kJ·mol–1 for retro-Diels-Alder reaction, in acetonitrile and chloroform, respectively. The reaction equilibrium in a solution is much more affected by the retro-Diels-Alder reaction than in a molten state. This study shows detailed investigation of DA reaction and provides beneficial knowledge for further use in self-healing polymer networks.


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    BLOKZIJL, W; ENGBERTS, JBFN; Cramer, CJ; Truhlar, DG


    Following pioneering work of Breslow, Grieco and others, we find that intermolecular Diels-Alder (DA) reactions of cyclopentadiene with alkyl vinyl ketones and 5-substituted-1,4 naphthoquinones as well as intramolecular DA reactions of N-furfuryl-N-alkylacrylamides are greatly accelerated in water

  7. First catalytic hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of imidazole-2-thiones and in silico biological evaluation of the cycloadducts

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    Eleftheriadis, Nikolaos; Samatidou, Evanthia; Neochoritis, Constantinos G.

    The Lewis acid-catalyzed Diels-Alder reactions of suitably substituted imidazole-2-thiones with dienes were studied. It was found that the electron density of the imidazole core influenced the reaction, since electron withdrawing groups led to the novel spiro-derivatives 2 whereas electron donating

  8. No evidence found for Diels-Alder reaction products in soybean oil oxidized at the frying temperature by NMR study (United States)

    It has been generally accepted that the Diels-Alder reaction mechanism is one of the major reaction mechanisms to produce dimers and polymers during heating process of vegetable oil. Soybean oil oxidized at 180 °C for 24 hrs with 1.45 surface area-to-volume ratio showed 36.1% polymer peak area in g...

  9. Retro-Diels-Alder reaction in aqueous solution : Toward a better understanding of organic reactivity in water

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    Wijnen, J.W.; Engberts, Jan B.F.N.


    The retro-Diels-Alder (RDA) reaction of anthracenedione 1a proceeds considerably faster in aqueous solutions than in organic solvents. Addition of organic solvents to water retards the reaction, whereas glucose induces a modest acceleration. SDS micelles induce a considerable retardation, but even

  10. Investigation of the possibility of functionalization of C20 fullerene by benzene via Diels-Alder reaction (United States)

    Siadati, Seyyed Amir; Nami, Navabeh


    C20 fullerene, this novel species with all its pentagonal faces has displayed some unique operations in making fast pericyclic reactions. As an example, the high dienophile character of the C20 fullerene and the ability of this species in making an ultra-fast Diels-Alder reaction with 1,3-butadiene, has been recently reported. Moreover, new experimental reports claim that the C60 fullerene, one of the fullerene family, could make a Diels-Alder reaction with the central ring of anthracene and make the ring non-aromatic. These reports may encourage researchers to do more studies on the properties of this small carbon cage. To address this question, the present research has discussed all the reaction channels of the Diels-Alder cycloaddition of benzene molecule as a 1,3-diene with the C20 fullerene in order to answer this question: ;Is C20fullerene able to make a Diels-Alder reaction with this molecule?;.

  11. N,N-Diethyl-1-Tosyl-3-Indoleglyoxylamide as a Dienophile in Diels-Alder Reactions. Hyperbaric vs. Thermal Conditions

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    B. Biolatto


    Full Text Available Under high pressure conditions, the Diels-Alder reaction involving N,N-diethyl-1-tosyl-3-indoleglyoxylamide and 1-(N-acetyl-N-propylamino-1,3-butadiene produces a highly functionalized intermediate for the synthesis of Indole Alkaloids, in shorter times and higher yields than under thermal conditions.

  12. Microwave-Enhanced Organic Syntheses for the Undergraduate Laboratory: Diels-Alder Cycloaddition, Wittig Reaction, and Williamson Ether Synthesis (United States)

    Baar, Marsha R.; Falcone, Danielle; Gordon, Christopher


    Microwave heating enhanced the rate of three reactions typically performed in our undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory: a Diels-Alder cycloaddition, a Wittig salt formation, and a Williamson ether synthesis. Ninety-minute refluxes were shortened to 10 min using a laboratory-grade microwave oven. In addition, yields improved for the Wittig…

  13. A mechanochemical study of the effects of compression on a Diels-Alder reaction (United States)

    Jha, Sanjiv K.; Brown, Katie; Todde, Guido; Subramanian, Gopinath


    We examine the effects of compressive external forces on the mechanisms of the parent Diels-Alder (DA) reaction between butadiene and ethylene. Reaction pathways and transition states were calculated using the nudged elastic band method within a mechanochemical framework at the CASSCF(6,6)/6-31G**, as well as the B3LYP/6-311++G** levels of theory. Our results suggest that compressive hydrostatic pressure lowers the energy barrier for the parent DA reaction while suppressing the undesirable side reaction, thereby leading to a direct increase in the yield of cyclohexene. Compressive pressure also increases the exothermicity of the parent DA reaction, which would lead to increased temperatures in a reaction vessel and thereby indirectly increase the yield of cyclohexene. Our estimates indicate that the compression used in our study corresponds to a range of 68 MPa-1410 MPa.

  14. Metal Chelation in Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction (II)

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    Chung, Kyoo Hyun; Chu, Chan Kook; Chang, Min Ho [Inha University, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)


    In the reaction, the inverse asymmetric induction has been observed by the use of either monovalent Lewis acids or divalent Lewis acids. The reaction of the acrylate of (S)-ethyl lactate with cyclopentadiene proceeded with 86% endo-S selectivity in the presence of TiCl{sub 4}, divalent Lewis acid, whereas did with 32% endo-R selectivity in the presence of BF{sub 3{center_dot}}Et{sub 2}O, monovalent Lewis acid. When a chiral dienophile which was prepared from benzyl ester of (S)-proline or methyl ester of (S)-indoline-2-carboxylic acid was employed in the reaction, a similar diastereofacial selectivity was also observed. Recently, we reported the similar selectivity in the reaction of methyl (2S,5S)-(5-t-butyldimethylsilyloxypiperidin- 2-yl)ethanoatewith cyclopentadiene.

  15. Exploring Reaction Mechanism on Generalized Force Modified Potential Energy Surfaces (G-FMPES) for Diels-Alder Reaction (United States)

    Jha, Sanjiv; Brown, Katie; Subramanian, Gopinath

    We apply a recent formulation for searching minimum energy reaction path (MERP) and saddle point to atomic systems subjected to an external force. We demonstrate the effect of a loading modality resembling hydrostatic pressure on the trans to cis conformational change of 1,3-butadiene, and the simplest Diels-Alder reaction between ethylene and 1,3-butadiene. The calculated MERP and saddle points on the generalized force modified potential energy surface (G-FMPES) are compared with the corresponding quantities on an unmodified potential energy surface. Our study is performed using electronic structure calculations at the HF/6-31G** level as implemented in the AIMS-MOLPRO code. Our calculations suggest that the added compressive pressure lowers the energy of cis butadiene. The activation energy barrier for the concerted Diels-Alder reaction is found to decrease progressively with increasing compressive pressure.

  16. Magnetically Separable Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: An Efficient and Reusable Catalyst for Imino Diels-Alder Reaction

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    Basavegowda, Nagaraj; Mishra, Kanchan; Lee, Yong Rok; Joh, Young-Gull [Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of)


    Iron oxide nanoparticles were synthesized using Saururus chinensis (S. chinensis) leaf extract as a reducing and stabilizing agent via ultrasonication. The size, morphology, crystallinity, elemental composition, weight loss, surface chemical state, and magnetic properties of the synthesized nanoparticles were investigated. The synthe-sized nanoparticles were used as an efficient and recyclable catalyst for the synthesis of a variety of 2-methyl-4-substituted-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline derivatives by the imino Diels-Alder reaction. After the reaction, the catalyst was recovered by an external magnetic field. The recovered catalyst was then reused in a subsequent reaction under identical conditions. The recycled iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) were reused five times with-out any significant loss of catalytic activity.

  17. Liquid-Crystalline Ionic Liquids as Ordered Reaction Media for the Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Bruce, Duncan W; Gao, Yanan; Canongia Lopes, José Nuno; Shimizu, Karina; Slattery, John M


    Liquid-crystalline ionic liquids (LCILs) are ordered materials that have untapped potential to be used as reaction media for synthetic chemistry. This paper investigates the potential for the ordered structures of LCILs to influence the stereochemical outcome of the Diels-Alder reaction between cyclopentadiene and methyl acrylate. The ratio of endo- to exo-product from this reaction was monitored for a range of ionic liquids (ILs) and LCILs. Comparison of the endo:exo ratios in these reactions as a function of cation, anion and liquid crystallinity of the reaction media, allowed for the effects of liquid crystallinity to be distinguished from anion effects or cation alkyl chain length effects. These data strongly suggest that the proportion of exo-product increases as the reaction media is changed from an isotropic IL to a LCIL. A detailed molecular dynamics (MD) study suggests that this effect is related to different hydrogen bonding interactions between the reaction media and the exo- and endo-transition states in solvents with layered, smectic ordering compared to those that are isotropic. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. Structural Modification of Sol-Gel Materials through Retro Diels-Alder Reaction

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    Hydrolysis and condensation of organically bridged bis-triethoxysilanes, (EtO){sub 3}Si-R-Si(OEt){sub 3}, results in the formation of three dimensional organic/inorganic hybrid networks (Equation 1). Properties of these materials, including porosity, are dependent on the nature of the bridging group, R. Flexible groups (akylene-spacers longer than five carbons in length) polymerize under acidic conditions to give non-porous materials. Rigid groups (such as arylene-, alkynylene-, or alkenylene) form non-porous, microporous, and macroporous gels. In many cases the pore size distributions are quite narrow. One of the motivations for preparing hybrid organic-inorganic materials is to extend the range of properties available with sol-gel systems by incorporating organic groups into the inorganic network. For example, organically modified silica gels arc either prepared by co-polymerizing an organoalkoxysilane with a silica precursor or surface silylating the inorganic gel. This can serve to increase hydrophobicity or to introduce some reactive organic functionality. However, the type and orientation of these organic functionalities is difficult to control. Furthermore, many organoalkoxysilanes can act to inhibitor even prevent gelation, limiting the final density of organic functionalities. We have devised a new route for preparing highly functionalized pores in hybrid materials using bridging groups that are thermally converted into the desired functionalities after the gel has been obtained. In this paper, we present the preparation and characterization of bridged polysilsesquioxanes with Diels-Alder adducts as the bridging groups from the sol-gel polymerization of monomers 2 and 4. The bridging groups are constructed such that the retro Diela-Alder reaction releases the dienes and leaves the dienophiles as integral parts of the network polymers. In the rigid architecture of a xerogel, this loss of organic functionality should liberate sufficient space to modify the

  19. Bio-orthogonal Fluorescent Labelling of Biopolymers through Inverse-Electron-Demand Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Kozma, Eszter; Demeter, Orsolya; Kele, Péter


    Bio-orthogonal labelling schemes based on inverse-electron-demand Diels-Alder (IEDDA) cycloaddition have attracted much attention in chemical biology recently. The appealing features of this reaction, such as the fast reaction kinetics, fully bio-orthogonal nature and high selectivity, have helped chemical biologists gain deeper understanding of biochemical processes at the molecular level. Listing the components and discussing the possibilities and limitations of these reagents, we provide a recent snapshot of the field of IEDDA-based biomolecular manipulation with special focus on fluorescent modulation approaches through the use of bio-orthogonalized building blocks. At the end, we discuss challenges that need to be addressed for further developments in order to overcome recent limitations and to enable researchers to answer biomolecular questions in more detail. © 2017 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

  20. Polyurethanes based on thermoreversible networks designed by Diels-Alder reaction

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    O. Ursache


    Full Text Available Urethane bismaleimides (BMIs were used in order to obtain crosslinked structures by their reaction with an aromatic trifuran compound. The Diels-Alder (DA reaction between the maleimide and furan moieties was investigated using proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR spectroscopy for a model compound (CTF, due to the fact that the networks are insoluble in usual NMR solvents. The structure of the networks was confirmed by infrared spectroscopy. Thermal properties were investigated (by means of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC and thermogravimetrical analyses (TGA and compared with the ones of similar compounds, previously obtained from the same BMIs and a different trifuran compound (which contains tertiary nitrogen in its structure. Mechanical and rheological properties were also investigated. The influence of the nature of the polyol from the BMIs structure and/or the influence of using a trifurylic compound with or without tertiary nitrogen on the properties of the crosslinked networks were also discussed.

  1. Cucurbit[7]uril as a Supramolecular Artificial Enzyme for Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Palma, Aniello; Artelsmair, Markus; Wu, Guanglu; Lu, Xiaoyong; Barrow, Steven J; Uddin, Najib; Rosta, Edina; Masson, Eric; Scherman, Oren A


    The ability to mimic the activity of natural enzymes using supramolecular constructs (artificial enzymes) is a vibrant scientific research field. Herein, we demonstrate that cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) can catalyse Diels-Alder reactions for a number of substituted and unreactive N-allyl-2-furfurylamines under biomimetic conditions, without the need for protecting groups, yielding powerful synthons in previously unreported mild conditions. CB[7] rearranges the substrate in a highly reactive conformation and shields it from the aqueous environment, thereby mimicking the mode of action of a natural Diels-Alderase. These findings can be directly applied to the phenomenon of product inhibition observed in natural Diels-Alderase enzymes, and pave the way toward the development of novel, supramolecular-based green catalysts. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. A model study for the concise construction of the oxapentacyclic core of cortistatins through intramolecular Diels-Alder and oxidative dearomatization-cyclization reactions. (United States)

    Liu, Lianzhu; Gao, Yingxiang; Che, Chao; Wu, Na; Wang, David Zhigang; Li, Chuang-Chuang; Yang, Zhen


    A unified strategy towards the facile construction of the [] oxapentacyclic skeleton of cortistatins is reported, featuring intramolecular Diels-Alder (IMDA) and oxidative dearomatization-cyclization reactions as key steps.

  3. A 11-Steps Total Synthesis of Magellanine through a Gold(I)-Catalyzed Dehydro Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    McGee, Philippe; Bétournay, Geneviève; Barabé, Francis; Barriault, Louis


    We have developed an innovative strategy for the formation of angular carbocycles via a gold(I)-catalyzed dehydro Diels-Alder reaction. This transformation provides rapid access to a variety of complex angular cores in excellent diastereoselectivities and high yields. The usefulness of this AuI -catalyzed cycloaddition was further demonstrated by accomplishing a 11-steps total synthesis of (±)-magellanine. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Synthesis of 2,5-Disubstituted Octahydroquinolin-4-ones via anIntramolecular Hetero Diels-Alder Reaction

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    J. Antonio Palenzuela


    Full Text Available A route for the preparation of 2,5-disubstituted octahydroquinolin-4-ones, synthetic precursors of the decahydroquinoline-type toxins, is presented. The key steps are an asymmetric epoxidation and an intramolecular hetero Diels-Alder reaction between an activated diene and an imine. The presence of an allylic stereogenic center induces some selectivity and thus only two cycloadducts are obtained in 70:30 ratio and good yield.

  5. C2-symmetric bisamidines: Chiral Brønsted bases catalysing the Diels-Alder reaction of anthrones

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    Full Text Available C2-symmetric bisamidines 8 have been tested as chiral Brønsted bases in the Diels-Alder reaction of anthrones and N-substituted maleimides. High yields of cycloadducts and significant asymmetric inductions up to 76% ee are accessible. The proposed mechanism involves proton transfer between anthrone and bisamidine, association of the resulting ions and finally a cycloaddition step stereoselectively controlled by the chiral ion pair.

  6. Tandem cross enyne metathesis (CEYM)-intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction (IMDAR). An easy entry to linear bicyclic scaffolds. (United States)

    Miró, Javier; Sánchez-Roselló, María; Sanz, Álvaro; Rabasa, Fernando; Del Pozo, Carlos; Fustero, Santos


    A new tandem cross enyne metathesis (CEYM)-intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction (IMDAR) has been carried out. It involves conjugated ketones, esters or amides bearing a remote olefin and aromatic alkynes as the starting materials. The overall process enables the preparation of a small family of linear bicyclic scaffolds in a very simple manner with moderate to good levels of diastereoselectivity. This methodology constitutes one of the few examples that employ olefins differently than ethylene in tandem CEYM-IMDAR protocols.

  7. Copper(I)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Desymmetrization through Inverse-Electron-Demand aza-Diels-Alder Reaction: Efficient Access to Tetrahydropyridazines Bearing a Unique α-Chiral Silane Moiety. (United States)

    Wei, Liang; Zhou, Yu; Song, Zhi-Min; Tao, Hai-Yan; Lin, Zhenyang; Wang, Chun-Jiang


    An unprecedented copper(I)-catalyzed asymmetric desymmetrization of 5-silylcyclopentadienes with in situ formed azoalkene was realized through an inverse-electron-demand aza-Diels-Alder reaction (IEDDA) pathway, in which 5-silylcyclopentadienes served as efficient enophiles. This new protocol provides a facile access to the biologically important heterocyclic tetrahydropyridazines containing a unique α-chiral silane motif and three adjoining stereogenic centers in generally good yield (up to 92 %) with exclusive regioselectivity, high diastereoselectivity (>20:1 diastereomeric ratio), and excellent enantioselectivity (up to 98 % enantiomeric excess). DFT calculations and control experiments further confirmed the proposed reaction mechanism. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Well-defined Polymethylene-Based Co/Terpolymers by Combining Anthracene/Maleimide Diels-Alder Reaction with Polyhomologation

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    Hadjichristidis, Nikolaos


    A novel strategy towards well-defined polymethylene-based co/terpolymers, by combining anthracene/maleimide Diels-Alder reaction with polyhomologation, is presented. For the synthesis of diblock copolymers the following approach was applied: a) synthesis of α-anthracene-ω-hydroxy- polymethylene by polyhomologation using tri (9-anthracene-methyl propyl ether) borane as initiator, b) synthesis of furan-protected-maleimide-terminated poly (ε-caprolactone) or polyethylene glycol and c). Diels-Alder reaction between the anthracene and maleimide-terminated polymers. In the case of triblock terpolymers the α-anthracene-ω-hydroxy-polymethylene was used as macroinitiator for the ring-opening polymerization of D, L-lactide to afford an anthracene-terminated PM-b-PLA copolymer, followed by Diels-Alder reaction with furan-protected maleimide-terminated poly (ε-caprolactone) or polyethylene glycol to give the triblock terpolymers. All intermediate and final products were characterized by SEC, 1H NMR, UV-VIS spectroscopy and DSC.

  9. Design Paradigm Utilizing Reversible Diels-Alder Reactions to Enhance the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Materials. (United States)

    Davidson, Joshua R; Appuhamillage, Gayan A; Thompson, Christina M; Voit, Walter; Smaldone, Ronald A


    A design paradigm is demonstrated that enables new functional 3D printed materials made by fused filament fabrication (FFF) utilizing a thermally reversible dynamic covalent Diels-Alder reaction to dramatically improve both strength and toughness via self-healing mechanisms. To achieve this, we used as a mending agent a partially cross-linked terpolymer consisting of furan-maleimide Diels-Alder (fmDA) adducts that exhibit reversibility at temperatures typically used for FFF printing. When this mending agent is blended with commercially available polylactic acid (PLA) and printed, the resulting materials demonstrate an increase in the interfilament adhesion strength along the z-axis of up to 130%, with ultimate tensile strength increasing from 10 MPa in neat PLA to 24 MPa in fmDA-enhanced PLA. Toughness in the z-axis aligned prints increases by up to 460% from 0.05 MJ/m(3) for unmodified PLA to 0.28 MJ/m(3) for the remendable PLA. Importantly, it is demonstrated that a thermally reversible cross-linking paradigm based on the furan-maleimide Diels-Alder (fmDA) reaction can be more broadly applied to engineer property enhancements and remending abilities to a host of other 3D printable materials with superior mechanical properties.

  10. An MM and QM Study of Biomimetic Catalysis of Diels-Alder Reactions Using Cyclodextrins

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    Wei Chen


    Full Text Available We performed a computational investigation of the mechanism by which cyclodextrins (CDs catalyze Diels-Alder reactions between 9-anthracenemethanol and N-cyclohexylmaleimide. Hydrogen bonds (Hbonds between N-cyclohexylmaleimide and the hydroxyl groups of cyclodextrins were suggested to play an important role in this catalytic process. However, our free energy calculations and molecular dynamics simulations showed that these Hbonds are not stable, and quantum mechanical calculations suggested that the reaction is not promoted by these Hbonds. The binding of 9-anthracenemethanol and N-cyclohexylmaleimide to cyclodextrins was the key to the catalytic process. Cyclodextrins act as a container to hold the two reactants in the cavity, pre-organize them for the reactions, and thus reduce the entropy penalty to the activation free energy. Dimethyl-β-CD was a better catalyst for this specific reaction than β-CD because of its stronger van der Waals interaction with the pre-organized reactants and its better performance in reducing the activation energy. This computational work sheds light on the mechanism of the catalytic reaction by cyclodextrins and introduces new perspectives of supramolecular catalysis.

  11. Substituent Effects on Regioselectivity of the Diels-Alder Reactions: Reactions of 10-Allyl-1,8-dichloroanthracene with 2-Chloroacrylonitrile, 1-Cyanovinyl Acetate and Phenyl Vinyl Sulfone

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    Mujeeb A. Sultan


    Full Text Available Diels-Alder reaction of 10-allyl-1,8-dichloroanthracene (3 with 2-chloroacrylonitrile (4 and 1-cyanovinyl acetate (5 gives exclusively the ortho isomer while its reaction with phenyl vinyl sulfone (10 yields a mixture of two isomeric adducts with priority to ortho isomer. The reactions proceeded under microwave condition in xylene. Configurations of these isomers have been assigned with the help of NMR spectra. The results indicated that the steric effect is dominating toward the isomer regioselectivity in the Diels-Alder reaction of the present compounds.

  12. Reactions of hexadehydro-Diels-Alder benzynes with structurally complex multifunctional natural products (United States)

    Ross, Sean P.; Hoye, Thomas R.


    An important question in organic chemistry concerns the extent to which benzynes—one of the classical reactive intermediates in organic chemistry—can react in discriminating fashion with trapping reagents. In particular, whether these species can react selectively with substrates containing multiple functional groups and possible sites of reactivity has remained unanswered. Natural products comprise a palette of multifunctional compounds with which to address this question. Here, we show that benzynes produced by the hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA) reaction react with many secondary metabolites with a preference for one among several pathways. Examples demonstrating such selectivity include reactions with: phenolics, through dearomatizing ortho-substitution; alkaloids, through Hofmann-type elimination; tropolone and furan, through cycloaddition; and alkaloids, through three-component fragmentation-coupling reactions. We also demonstrate that the cinchona alkaloids quinidine and quinine give rise to products (some in as few as three steps) that enable subsequent and rapid access to structurally diverse polyheterocyclic compounds. The results show that benzynes are quite discriminating in their reactivity—a trait perhaps not broadly enough appreciated.

  13. Silylium ion-catalyzed challenging Diels-Alder reactions: the danger of hidden proton catalysis with strong Lewis acids. (United States)

    Schmidt, Ruth K; Müther, Kristine; Mück-Lichtenfeld, Christian; Grimme, Stefan; Oestreich, Martin


    The pronounced Lewis acidity of tricoordinate silicon cations brings about unusual reactivity in Lewis acid catalysis. The downside of catalysis with strong Lewis acids is, though, that these do have the potential to mediate the formation of protons by various mechanisms, and the thus released Brønsted acid might even outcompete the Lewis acid as the true catalyst. That is an often ignored point. One way of eliminating a hidden proton-catalyzed pathway is to add a proton scavenger. The low-temperature Diels-Alder reactions catalyzed by our ferrocene-stabilized silicon cation are such a case where the possibility of proton catalysis must be meticulously examined. Addition of the common hindered base 2,6-di-tert-butylpyridine resulted, however, in slow decomposition along with formation of the corresponding pyridinium ion. Quantitative deprotonation of the silicon cation was observed with more basic (Mes)(3)P to yield the phosphonium ion. A deuterium-labeling experiment verified that the proton is abstracted from the ferrocene backbone. A reasonable mechanism of the proton formation is proposed on the basis of quantum-chemical calculations. This is, admittedly, a particular case but suggests that the use of proton scavengers must be carefully scrutinized, as proton formation might be provoked rather than prevented. Proton-catalyzed Diels-Alder reactions are not well-documented in the literature, and a representative survey employing TfOH is included here. The outcome of these catalyses is compared with our silylium ion-catalyzed Diels-Alder reactions, thereby clearly corroborating that hidden Brønsted acid catalysis is not operating with our Lewis acid. Several simple-looking but challenging Diels-Alder reactions with exceptionally rare dienophile/enophile combinations are reported. Another indication is obtained from the chemoselectivity of the catalyses. The silylium ion-catalyzed Diels-Alder reaction is general with regard to the oxidation level of the

  14. Gold(I)-Initiated Cycloisomerization/Diels-Alder/Retro-Diels-Alder Cascade Strategy to Biaryls. (United States)

    Jin, Shengfei; Niu, Yujie; Liu, Chengjun; Zhu, Lifeng; Li, Yangming; Cui, Shanshan; Xiong, Zhiling; Cheng, Maosheng; Lin, Bin; Liu, Yongxiang


    A unique approach to biaryls was developed on the basis of propargyl vinyl ethers and dienophiles substrates via a gold(I)-initiated cycloisomerization/Diels-Alder/retro-Diels-Alder cascade reaction. The scope and mechanism of the reaction were investigated on the basis of a series of synthetic substrates, control experiments, and DFT calculations.

  15. Reactivity and regioselectivity in Diels-Alder reactions of anion encapsulated fullerenes. (United States)

    Cui, Cheng-Xing; Zhang, Zhao-Pei; Zhu, Lei; Qu, Ling-Bo; Zhang, Yu-Ping; Lan, Yu


    Encapsulation and surface chemical modification are methodologies to enhance the properties of fullerenes for various applications. Herein, density functional theory calculations are performed to study the Diels-Alder (DA) reactivity of anion encapsulated C60, including [X@C60](-) (X = F, Cl, Br, or I), [S@C60](2-), and [N@C60](3-). Computational results reveal that encapsulated Cl(-), Br(-), I(-), or S(2-) anions are located close to the center of the C60 molecule; however, encapsulated F(-) is displaced from the center. Encapsulated N(3-) bonds to the inner surface of the carbon cage, which leads to a negative charge transfer to the C60. In [N@C60](3-), C-C bonds near to the encapsulated N atom are more reactive. Our calculations reveal that encapsulated halogen or S anions decrease the DA reactivity because of the stronger closed-shell repulsion of the encapsulated anion. However, encapsulated N(3-) increases the DA reactivity. The higher distortion energy of the halogen- or S(2-)-anion encapsulated C60 leads to lower reactivity of the 6-5 bond. Opposite regioselectivity of the DA reaction with [N@C60](3-) is attributed to distortion energy of the cyclopentadiene (CPD) moiety. The asymmetrical transition state geometry leads to a lower distortion energy of the CPD moiety.

  16. Artificial Metalloenzymes with the Neocarzinostatin Scaffold: Toward a Biocatalyst for the Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Ghattas, Wadih; Cotchico-Alonso, Lur; Maréchal, Jean-Didier; Urvoas, Agathe; Rousseau, Maëva; Mahy, Jean-Pierre; Ricoux, Rémy


    A copper(II) cofactor coupled to a testosterone anchor, copper(II)-(5-(Piperazin-1-yl)-1,10-phenanthroline)testosterone-17-hemisuccinamide (10) was synthesized and associated with a neocarzinostatin variant, NCS-3.24 (KD =3 μm), thus generating a new artificial metalloenzyme by following a "Trojan horse" strategy. Interestingly, the artificial enzyme was able to efficiently catalyze the Diels-Alder cyclization reaction of cyclopentadiene (1) with 2-azachalcone (2). In comparison with what was observed with cofactor 10 alone, the artificial enzymes favored formation of the exo products (endo/exo ratios of 84:16 and 62:38, respectively, after 12 h). Molecular modeling studies assigned the synergy between the copper complex and the testosterone (KD =13 μm) moieties in the binding of 10 to good van der Waals complementarity. Moreover, by pushing the modeling exercise to its limits, we hypothesize on the molecular grounds that are responsible for the observed selectivity. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. A Computational Experiment of the Endo versus Exo Preference in a Diels-Alder Reaction (United States)

    Rowley, Christopher N.; Woo, Tom K.


    We have developed and tested a computational laboratory that investigates an endo versus exo Diels-Alder cycloaddition. This laboratory employed density functional theory (DFT) calculations to study the cycloaddition of N-phenylmaleimide to furan. The endo and exo stereoisomers of the product were distinguished by building the two isomers in a…

  18. Stereoisomeric effects in thermo-remendable polymer networks based on diels-alder crosslink reactions

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    Canadell, J.; Fischer, H.R.; With, G. de; Benthem, R.A.T.M. van


    This study describes the synthesis, the spectroscopic, and the thermal characterization of linear and crosslinked polymers as well as a number of corresponding model compounds, containing Diels-Alder adducts derived from furan and maleimide groups. The thermal reversibility (rDA, DA) of structurally

  19. Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl-iridium(III) complexes with pyridylamino ligands: synthesis and applications as asymmetric catalysts for Diels-Alder reactions. (United States)

    Carmona, Daniel; Pilar Lamata, M; Viguri, Fernando; Rodríguez, Ricardo; Lahoz, Fernando J; Dobrinovitch, Isabel T; Oro, Luis A


    Reaction of the dimer [(Cp*IrCl)2(P-Cl)2] with chiral pyridylamino ligands (pyam, L1-L5) in the presence of NaSbF6 gave complexes [Cp*IrCl(pyam)][SbF6] 1-5 as diastereomeric mixtures, which have been fully characterised, including the X-ray molecular structure determination of the complexes (S(Ir),R(N),R(C))-[Cp*IrClL1][SbF6] 1a and (R(Ir),S(N),S(C))-[Cp*IrClL5][SbF6] 5a. Treatment of these cations with AgSbF6 affords the corresponding aqua species [Cp*Ir(pyam)(H2O)][SbF6]2 6-10 which have been also fully characterised. The molecular structure of the complex (S(Ir),R(N),R(C))-[Cp*IrL,(H2O)][SbF6]2 6 has been determined by X-ray diffractometric methods. The aqua complexes [Cp*Ir(pyam)(H2O)][SbF6]2 (6, pyam = L2 (7), L3 (8)) evolve to the cyclometallated species [Cp*Ir{kappa3(N,N',C)-(R)-(C6H4)CH(CH3)NHCH2C5NH4}][SbF6] (11), [Cp*Ir{kappa3(N,N',C)-(R)-(C10H6)CH(CH3)-NHCH2C5NH4)}][SbF6] (12), and [Cp*Ir{kappa3(N,N',C)-(R)-(C10H6)CH(CH3)NHCH2C9NH6)}][SbF6] (13) respectively, via intramolecular activation of an ortho C-H aryl bond. Complexes 6-10 are enantioselective catalysts for the Diels-Alder reaction between methacrolein and cyclopentadiene. Reaction occurs rapidly at room temperature with good exo : endo selectivity (from 81 : 19 to 98 : 2) and moderate enantioselectivity (up to 72%). The involved intermediate Lewis acid-dienophile compounds [Cp*Ir(pyam)(methacrolein)][SbF]2 (pyam = L4 (14), L5 (15)) have been isolated and characterised.

  20. Spectacular Rate Enhancement of the Diels-Alder Reaction at the Ionic Liquid/n-Hexane Interface. (United States)

    Beniwal, Vijay; Manna, Arpan; Kumar, Anil


    The use of the ionic liquid/n-hexane interface as a new class of reaction medium for the Diels-Alder reaction gives large rate enhancements of the order of 10(6) to 10(8) times and high stereoselectivity, as compared to homogeneous media. The rate enhancement is attributed to the H-bonding abilities and polarities of the ionic liquids, whereas the hydrophobicity of ionic liquids was considered to be the factor in controlling stereoselectivity. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Computational Exploration of Concerted and Zwitterionic Mechanisms of Diels-Alder Reactions between 1,2,3-Triazines and Enamines and Acceleration by Hydrogen-Bonding Solvents. (United States)

    Yang, Yun-Fang; Yu, Peiyuan; Houk, K N


    The mechanisms of Diels-Alder reactions between 1,2,3-triazines and enamines have been explored with density functional theory computations. The focus of this work is on the origins of the different reactivities and mechanisms induced by substituents and by hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP) solvent. These inverse electron-demand Diels-Alder reactions of triazines have wide applications in bioorthogonal chemistry and natural product synthesis. Both concerted and stepwise cycloadditions are predicted, depending on the nature of substituents and solvents. The nature of zwitterionic intermediates and the mechanism by which HFIP accelerates cycloadditions with enamines are characterized. Our results show the delicate nature of the concerted versus stepwise mechanism of inverse electron-demand Diels-Alder reactions of 1,2,3-triazines, and that these mechanisms can be altered by electron-withdrawing substituents and hydrogen-bonding solvents.

  2. A computational study of the Diels-Alder reactions between 2,3-dibromo-1,3-butadiene and maleic anhydride (United States)

    Rivero, Uxía; Meuwly, Markus; Willitsch, Stefan


    The neutral and cationic Diels-Alder-type reactions between 2,3-dibromo-1,3-butadiene and maleic anhydride have been computationally explored as the first step of a combined experimental and theoretical study. Density functional theory calculations show that the neutral reaction is concerted while the cationic reaction can be either concerted or stepwise. Further isomerizations of the Diels-Alder products have been studied in order to predict possible fragmentation pathways in gas-phase experiments. Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) calculations suggest that under single-collision experimental conditions the neutral product may reform the reactants and the cationic product will most likely eliminate CO2.

  3. Kinetic study of the Diels-Alder reaction of Li⁺@C₆₀ with cyclohexadiene: greatly increased reaction rate by encapsulated Li⁺. (United States)

    Ueno, Hiroshi; Kawakami, Hiroki; Nakagawa, Koji; Okada, Hiroshi; Ikuma, Naohiko; Aoyagi, Shinobu; Kokubo, Ken; Matsuo, Yutaka; Oshima, Takumi


    We studied the kinetics of the Diels-Alder reaction of Li(+)-encapsulated [60]fullerene with 1,3-cyclohexadiene and characterized the obtained product, [Li(+)@C60(C6H8)](PF6(-)). Compared with empty C60, Li(+)@C60 reacted 2400-fold faster at 303 K, a rate enhancement that corresponds to lowering the activation energy by 24.2 kJ mol(-1). The enhanced Diels-Alder reaction rate was well explained by DFT calculation at the M06-2X/6-31G(d) level of theory considering the reactant complex with dispersion corrections. The calculated activation energies for empty C60 and Li(+)@C60 (65.2 and 43.6 kJ mol(-1), respectively) agreed fairly well with the experimentally obtained values (67.4 and 44.0 kJ mol(-1), respectively). According to the calculation, the lowering of the transition state energy by Li(+) encapsulation was associated with stabilization of the reactant complex (by 14.1 kJ mol(-1)) and the [4 + 2] product (by 5.9 kJ mol(-1)) through favorable frontier molecular orbital interactions. The encapsulated Li(+) ion catalyzed the Diels-Alder reaction by lowering the LUMO of Li(+)@C60. This is the first detailed report on the kinetics of a Diels-Alder reaction catalyzed by an encapsulated Lewis acid catalyst rather than one coordinated to a heteroatom in the dienophile.

  4. Insight into the informational-structure behavior of the Diels-Alder reaction of cyclopentadiene and maleic anhydride. (United States)

    Molina-Espíritu, Moyocoyani; Esquivel, Rodolfo O; Kohout, Miroslav; Angulo, Juan Carlos; Dobado, José A; Dehesa, Jesús S; LópezRosa, Sheila; Soriano-Correa, Catalina


    The course of the Diels-Alder reactions of cyclopentadiene and maleic anhydride were studied. Two reaction paths were modelled: endo- and exo-selective paths. All structures within the transient region were characterized and analyzed by means of geometrical descriptors, physicochemical parameters and information-theoretical measures in order to observe the linkage between chemical behavior and the carriage of information. We have shown that the information-theoretical characterization of the chemical course of the reaction is in complete agreement with its phenomenological behavior in passing from reactants to products. In addition, we were able to detect the main differences between the two reaction mechanisms. This type of informational analysis serves to provide tools to help understand the chemical reactivity of the two simplest Diels-Alder reactions, which permits the establishment of a connection between the quantum changes that molecular systems exert along reaction coordinates and standard physicochemical phenomenology. In the present study, we have shown that every reaction stage has a family of subsequent structures that are characterized not solely by their phenomenological behavior but also by informational properties of their electronic density distribution (localizability, order, uniformity). Moreover, we were able to describe the main differences between endo-adduct and exo-adduct pathways. With the advent of new experimental techniques, it is in principle possible to observe the structural changes in the transient regions of chemical reactions. Indeed, through this work we have provided the theoretical concepts needed to unveil the concurrent processes associated with chemical reactions.

  5. Theoretical Study on Regioselectivity of the Diels-Alder Reaction between 1,8-Dichloroanthracene and Acrolein. (United States)

    Sultan, Mujeeb A; Karama, Usama; Almansour, Abdulrahman I; Soliman, Saied M


    A theoretical study of the regioselectivity of the Diels-Alder reaction between 1,8-dichloroanthracene and acrolein is performed using DFT at the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level of theory. The FMO analysis, global and local reactivity indices confirmed the reported experimental results. Potential energy surface analysis showed that the cycloadditions (CAs) favor the formation of the anti product. These results are in good agreement with the reported results obtained experimentally where the anti is the major product.

  6. Theoretical Study on Regioselectivity of the Diels-Alder Reaction between 1,8-Dichloroanthracene and Acrolein

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    Mujeeb A. Sultan


    Full Text Available A theoretical study of the regioselectivity of the Diels-Alder reaction between 1,8-dichloroanthracene and acrolein is performed using DFT at the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p level of theory. The FMO analysis, global and local reactivity indices confirmed the reported experimental results. Potential energy surface analysis showed that the cycloadditions (CAs favor the formation of the anti product. These results are in good agreement with the reported results obtained experimentally where the anti is the major product.

  7. Nitroso Diels-Alder (NDA) Reaction as an Efficient Tool for the Functionalization of Diene-Containing Natural Products (United States)

    Carosso, Serena; Miller, Marvin J.


    This review describes the use of nitroso Diels-Alder reactions for the functionalization of complex diene-containing natural products in order to generate libraries of compounds with potential biological activity. The application of this methodology to the structural modification of a series of natural products (thebaine, steroidal dienes, rapamycin, leucomycin, colchicine, isocolchicine and piperine) is discussed using relevant examples from the literature from 1973 onwards. The biological activity of the resulting compounds is also discussed. Additional comments are provided that evaluate the methodology as a useful tool in organic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry. PMID:25119424

  8. A Catalyst-Enabled Diastereodivergent Aza-Diels-Alder Reaction: Complementarity of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Chiral Amines. (United States)

    Rong, Zi-Qiang; Wang, Min; Chow, Chi Hao Eugene; Zhao, Yu


    Highly efficient and diastereodivergent aza-Diels-Alder reactions have been developed to access either diastereomeric series of benzofuran-fused δ-lactams and dihydropyridines in nearly perfect stereoselectivity (d.r. >20:1, >99 % ee for all examples). The complementarity of N-heterocyclic carbene and chiral amine as the catalyst was demonstrated for the first time, together with an excellent level of catalytic efficiency (1 mol % loading). © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  9. High-level Computational Study of the Site-, Facial- and Stereoselectivities for the Diels-Alder Reaction Between o-Benzoquinone and Norbornadiene

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    Ronald N. Warrener


    Full Text Available Ab initio and DFT quantum chemical calculations have been applied to a study of the Diels-Alder reaction of o-benzoquinone as diene and norbornadiene as dienophile. Transition states for the different reactions are located and activation energies estimated. The prefered exo-π-facial selectivity and exo,endo-stereoselectivity exhibited in this cycloaddition are readily predicted using RHF/3-21G or higher levels of calculations. Differences between experimentally observed results and calculations may be explained by the postulation of a second, nonconcerted biradical mechanism leading to formation of hetero Diels-Alder products.

  10. Synthesis of terephthalic acid via Diels-Alder reactions with ethylene and oxidized variants of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (United States)

    Pacheco, Joshua J.; Davis, Mark E.


    Terephthalic acid (PTA), a monomer in the synthesis of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), is obtained by the oxidation of petroleum-derived p-xylene. There is significant interest in the synthesis of renewable, biomass-derived PTA. Here, routes to PTA starting from oxidized products of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) that can be produced from biomass are reported. These routes involve Diels-Alder reactions with ethylene and avoid the hydrogenation of HMF to 2,5-dimethylfuran. Oxidized derivatives of HMF are reacted with ethylene over solid Lewis acid catalysts that do not contain strong Brønsted acids to synthesize intermediates of PTA and its equally important diester, dimethyl terephthalate (DMT). The partially oxidized HMF, 5-(hydroxymethyl)furoic acid (HMFA), is reacted with high pressure ethylene over a pure-silica molecular sieve containing framework tin (Sn-Beta) to produce the Diels-Alder dehydration product, 4-(hydroxymethyl)benzoic acid (HMBA), with 31% selectivity at 61% HMFA conversion after 6 h at 190 °C. If HMFA is protected with methanol to form methyl 5-(methoxymethyl)furan-2-carboxylate (MMFC), MMFC can react with ethylene in the presence of Sn-Beta for 2 h to produce methyl 4-(methoxymethyl)benzenecarboxylate (MMBC) with 46% selectivity at 28% MMFC conversion or in the presence of a pure-silica molecular sieve containing framework zirconium (Zr-Beta) for 6 h to produce MMBC with 81% selectivity at 26% MMFC conversion. HMBA and MMBC can then be oxidized to produce PTA and DMT, respectively. When Lewis acid containing mesoporous silica (MCM-41) and amorphous silica, or Brønsted acid containing zeolites (Al-Beta), are used as catalysts, a significant decrease in selectivity/yield of the Diels-Alder dehydration product is observed. PMID:24912153

  11. Lateral extension of π conjugation along the bay regions of bisanthene through a diels-alder cycloaddition reaction

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    Li, Jinling


    Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions at the bay regions of bisanthene (1) with dienophiles such as 1,4-naphthoquinone have been investigated. The products were submitted to nucleophilic addition followed by reductive aromatization reactions to afford the laterally extended bisanthene derivatives 2 and 3. Attempted synthesis of a larger expanded bisanthene 4 revealed an unexpected hydrogenation reaction at the last reductive aromatization step. Unusual Michael addition was observed on quinone 14, which was obtained by Diels-Alder reaction between 1 and 1,4-anthraquinone. Compounds 1-3 exhibited near-infrared (NIR) absorption and emission with high-to-moderate fluorescent quantum yields. Their structures and absorption spectra were studied by density function theory and non-planar twisted structures were calculated for 2 and 3. All compounds showed amphoteric redox behavior with multiple oxidation/reduction waves. Oxidative titration with SbCl 5 gave stable radical cations, and the process was followed by UV/Vis/NIR spectroscopic measurements. Their photostability was measured and correlated to their different geometries and electronic structures. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Grafting methyl acrylic onto carbon fiber via Diels-Alder reaction for excellent mechanical and tribological properties of phenolic composites (United States)

    Fei, Jie; Duan, Xiao; Luo, Lan; Zhang, Chao; Qi, Ying; Li, Hejun; Feng, Yongqiang; Huang, Jianfeng


    Carbon fibers (CFs) were grafted with methyl acrylic via Diels-Alder reaction at the different oil bath temperature effectively creating a carboxyl functionalized surface. The effect of grafting temperature on the surface morphology and functional groups of carbon fibers were investigated by FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, XPS and SEM respectively. The results showed that the optimal grafting temperature was 80 °C, and the relative surface coverage by carboxylic acid groups increased from an initial 5.16% up to 19.30% significantly improved the chemical activity without damaging the skin and core region of the carbon fibers. Mechanical property tests indicated that the shear and tensile strength of the sample with the grafting temperature of 80 °C (CFRP-3) increased obviously by 90.3% and 78.7%, respectively, compared with the pristine carbon fibers reinforced composite. Further, the sample CFRP-3 exhibited higher and more stable friction coefficient and improved wear resistance, while the wear rate decreased 52.7%, from 10.8 × 10-6 to 5.1 × 10-6 mm3/N m. The present work shows that grafting methyl acrylic via Diels-Alder reaction could be a highly efficient and facile method to functionalize carbon fibers for advanced composites.

  13. Ti(Oi-Pr)4-promoted photoenolization Diels-Alder reaction to construct polycyclic rings and its synthetic applications. (United States)

    Yang, Baochao; Lin, Kuaikuai; Shi, Yingbo; Gao, Shuanhu


    Stereoselective construction of polycyclic rings with all-carbon quaternary centers, and vicinal all-carbon quaternary stereocenters, remains a significant challenge in organic synthesis. These structures can be found in a wide range of polycyclic natural products and drug molecules. Here we report a Ti(Oi-Pr)4-promoted photoenolization/Diels-Alder (PEDA) reaction to construct hydroanthracenol and related polycyclic rings bearing all-carbon quaternary centers. This photolysis proceeds under mild conditions and generates a variety of photo-cycloaddition products in good reaction efficiency and stereoselectivity (48 examples), and has been successfully used in the construction of core skeleton of oncocalyxones, tetracycline and pleurotin. It also provides a reliable method for the late-stage modification of natural products bearing enone groups, such as steroids. The total synthesis of oncocalyxone B was successfully achieved using this PEDA approach.Anthracenols with multiple chiral centres are common motifs in natural products. Here, the authors show a highly stereoselective photoenolization/Diels-Alder methodology involving a key Lewis acid reagent enabling the efficient construction of a family of anthracenol derivatives with quaternary centers.

  14. Illustrating the Utility of X-Ray Crystallography for Structure Elucidation through a Tandem Aldol Condensation/Diels-Alder Reaction Sequence (United States)

    Hoang, Giang T.; Kubo, Tomohiro; Young, Victor G., Jr.; Kautzky, Jacob A.; Wissinger, Jane E.


    Two introductory organic chemistry laboratory experiments are described based on the Diels-Alder reaction of 2,3,4,5-tetraphenylcyclopentadienone, which is synthesized prior to or in a one-pot reaction, with styrene. Students are presented with three possible products, the "endo" and "exo" diastereomers and the decarbonylated…

  15. A hetero retro Diels-Alder reaction in aqueous solution : A dramatic water-induced increase of the equilibrium constant and inhibition of cycloreversion

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    Wijnen, J.W; Engberts, J.B.F.N.

    The adduct of the Diels-Alder reaction of nitrosobenzene with cyclopentadiene is not stable in solution. The equilibrium constant for the reaction depends strongly on the medium and water induces a spectacular shift to the adduct. Comparison with the bimolecular addition of nitrosobenzene to

  16. Origins of Stereoselectivity in the trans-Diels-Alder Paradigm


    Paton, Robert S.; Mackey, Joel L.; Kim, Woo Han; Lee, Jun Hee; Danishefsky, Samuel J.; Houk, K. N.


    The regioselectivity and stereoselectivity aspects of the Diels-Alder/radical hydrodenitration reaction sequence leading to trans-fused ring systems have been investigated with density functional calculations. A continuum of transition structures representing Diels-Alder and hetero-Diels-Alder cycloadditions as well as a sigmatropic rearrangement have been located, and they all lie very close in energy on the potential energy surface. All three pathways are found to be important in the format...

  17. Thermodynamic and molecular origin of interfacial rate enhancements and endo-selectivities of a Diels-Alder reaction. (United States)

    Beniwal, Vijay; Kumar, Anil


    Organic reactions in general display large rate accelerations when performed under interfacial conditions, such as on water or at ionic liquid interfaces. However, a clear picture of the physicochemical factors responsible for this large rate enhancements is not available. To gain an understanding of the thermodynamic and molecular origin of these large rate enhancements, we performed a Diels-Alder reaction between cyclopentadiene and methyl acrylate at ionic liquid/n-hexane interfaces. This study describes, for the first time, a methodology for the calculation of the activation parameters of an interfacial reaction. It has been seen that the energy of activation for an interfacial reaction is much smaller than that of the corresponding homogeneous reaction, resulting into the large rate acceleration for the interfacial reaction. Furthermore, the study describes the effects of the alkyl chain length of ionic liquid cations, the extent of heterogeneity, and the polarity of ionic liquids on the rate constants and stereoselectivity of the reaction.

  18. Diastereoselective synthesis of novel heterocyclic scaffolds through tandem Petasis 3-component/intramolecular Diels-Alder and ROM-RCM reactions. (United States)

    Ishoey, Mette; Petersen, Rico G; Petersen, Michael Å; Wu, Peng; Clausen, Mads H; Nielsen, Thomas E


    A high-yielding, stereoselective and extraordinarily complexity-generating Petasis 3-component/intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction has been developed. In combination with ROM-RCM, rapid access to complex sp3-rich heterocyclic scaffolds amenable to subsequent functionalization and library synthesis is provided.

  19. Synthesis of a Self-Healing Polymer Based on Reversible Diels-Alder Reaction: An Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory at the Interface of Organic Chemistry and Materials Science (United States)

    Weizman, Haim; Nielsen, Christian; Weizman, Or S.; Nemat-Nasser, Sia


    This laboratory experiment exposes students to the chemistry of self-healing polymers based on a Diels-Alder reaction. Students accomplish a multistep synthesis of a monomer building block and then polymerize it to form a cross-linked polymer. The healing capability of the polymer is verified by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) experiments.…

  20. Fast Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions Using 4-Phenyl-1,2,4-Triazoline-3,5-Dione (PTAD) as the Dienophile (United States)

    Celius, Tevye C.


    A hetero-Diels-Alder reaction that proceeds rapidly and only requires a simple filtration to purify the product is presented. The dienophile, 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (PTAD), is prepared by the heterogeneous oxidation of 4-phenylurazole by the bromenium ion, Br[superscript +], generated in situ by the oxidation of potassium bromide by…

  1. Visible-Light-Irradiated Graphitic Carbon Nitride Photocatalyzed Diels-Alder Reactions with Dioxygen as Sustainable Mediator for Photoinduced Electrons. (United States)

    Zhao, Yubao; Antonietti, Markus


    Photocatalytic Diels-Alder (D-A) reactions with electron rich olefins are realized by graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3 N4 ) under visible-light irradiation and aerobic conditions. This heterogeneous photoredox reaction system is highly efficient, and the apparent quantum yield reaches a remarkable value of 47 % for the model reaction. Dioxygen plays a critical role as electron mediator, which is distinct from the previous reports in the homogeneous RuII complex photoredox system. Moreover, the reaction intermediate vinylcyclobutane is captured and monitored during the reaction, serving as a direct evidence for the proposed reaction mechanism. The cycloaddition process is thereby determined to be the combination of direct [4+2] cycloaddition and [2+2] cycloaddition followed by photocatalytic rearrangement of the vinylcyclobutane intermediate. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. A Pyrene-Linked Cavity within a β-Barrel Protein Promotes an Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Himiyama, Tomoki; Taniguchi, Naomasa; Kato, Shunsuke; Onoda, Akira; Hayashi, Takashi


    A unique π-expanded reaction cavity tethering a polycyclic moiety which provides a platform for substrate binding was constructed within the robust β-barrel structure of nitrobindin (NB). NB variants with cavities of different sizes and shapes are coupled with N-(1-pyrenyl)maleimide (Pyr) to prepare a series of NB-Pyr conjugates. The orientation of the pyrene moiety is fixed within the cavity by the coupling reaction. The fluorescent quenching analysis of NB-Pyr indicates that azachalcone (aza), which is a dienophile for a Diels-Alder (DA) reaction, is efficiently incorporated within the pyrene-linked reaction cavity by the aromatic interaction. The DA reaction between aza and cyclopentadiene proceeds within the reaction cavity of NB-Pyr in the presence of CuII ion in high yield and high enantio- and regioselectivity. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Origins of the Unfavorable Activation and Reaction Energies of 1-Azadiene Heterocycles Compared to 2-Azadiene Heterocycles in Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Fell, Jason S; Martin, Blanton N; Houk, K N


    The reactivities of butadiene, cyclopentadiene, furan, thiophene, pyrrole, and their 1-aza- and 2-aza-derivatives in Diels-Alder reactions with ethylene and fumaronitrile were investigated with density functional theory (M06-2X/6-311G(d,p)). The activation free energies for the Diels-Alder reactions of cyclic 1-azadienes are 10-14 kcal mol-1 higher than those of cyclic 2-azadienes, and the reaction free energies are 17-20 kcal mol-1 more endergonic. The distortion/interaction model shows that the increased activation energies of cyclic 1-azadienes originate from increased transition state distortion energies and unfavorable interaction energies, arising from addition to the nitrogen terminus of the C═N bond.

  4. Temperature-controlled cross-linking of silver nanoparticles with diels-alder reaction and its application on antibacterial property (United States)

    Liu, Lian; Yang, Pengfei; Li, Junying; Zhang, Zhiliang; Yu, Xi; Lu, Ling


    Sliver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized and functionalized with furan group on their surface, followed by the reverse Diels-Alder (DA) reaction with bismaleimide to vary the particle size, so as to give different antibacterial activities. These nanoparticles were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-vis), Nanoparticle Size Analyzer and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). It was found that the cross-linking reaction with bismaleimide had a great effect on the size of AgNPs. The size of the AgNPs could be controlled by the temperature of DA/r-DA equilibrium. The antibacterial activity was assessed using the inhibition zone diameter by introducing the particles into a media containing Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus, respectively. It was found that these particles were effective bactericides. Furthermore, the antibacterial activity of the nanoparticles decreased orderly as the particle size enlarged.

  5. Microbial diversification of Diels-Alder cycloadducts by whole cells of Penicillium brasilianum. (United States)

    Din, Zia Ud; Fill, Taicia P; Donatoni, M Carolina; Dos Santos, Carolina A A; Brocksom, Timothy J; Rodrigues-Filho, E


    Functionalizations of cycloadducts are important steps for the use of Diels-Alder reactions in the construction of complex cyclic or polycyclic molecules from relatively simple starting materials. In the present work, we studied the ability of Penicillium brasilianum to perform microbial transformations of racemic Diels-Alder endo-cycloadducts. Thus, Diels-Alder products, obtained from reacting cyclopentadiene or 2,3-dimethylbutadiene with alkylated para-benzoquinones, were transformed by the resting cells of P. brasilianum producing new functionalized polycyclic compounds. These biotransformations yielded novel products of oxidation and ring closure, reduction of the C=C or C=O in [Formula: see text]-unsaturated system, and allylic hydroxylations. The reduction products (conjugated double bond and carbonyl group) were also synthesized, and the enantioselectivity of both in vitro and in vivo processes was evaluated. In all cases, the microbiological transformations were enantioselective. In silico docking studies of the Diels-Alder cycloadducts with P. brasilianum oxidoreductase "old yellow enzymes" shed more light on these transformations.

  6. Application of (S,S)-Pentacycloundecane bis(4-Phenyloxazoline) as a Novel Chiral Ligand for Catalysis of the Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction of Cyclopentadiene with 3-Acryloyl-2-oxazolidinone

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    Arvidsson, Per I; Govender, Thavendran; Kruger, G; Maguire, M; Naicker, Tricia


    The synthesis of the novel C-1 symmetric (S,S)-pentacycloundecane bis(4-phenyloxazoline) ligand 5 and its evaluation as a chiral Lewis acid catalyst in the benchmark asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction between 3-acryloyloxazolidin-2-one...

  7. Epoxy-functionalized Porous Organic Polymers via Diels-Alder Cycloaddition Reaction for Atmospheric Water Capture. (United States)

    Byun, Yearin; Coskun, Ali


    We report on the synthesis of highly microporous, epoxy-functionalized porous organic polymers (ep-POPs) through one pot, catalyst-free Diels-Alder cycloaddition polymerization. The high oxygen content of ep-POPs offered efficient hydrogen bonding sites for water molecules, thus leading to high water uptake capacities, up to 39.2-42.4%, under a wide temperature range of 5-45oC, covering the climatic conditions and various manufacturing applications. Importantly, ep-POPs demonstrated regeneration temperatures as low as 55oC and excellent water stability, recyclability as well as high specific surface areas (up to 852 m2 g-1). © 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Highly Regio- and Stereoselective Diels-Alder Cycloadditions via Two-Step and Multicomponent Reactions Promoted by Infrared Irradiation under Solvent-Free Conditions (United States)

    Flores-Conde, Maria Ines; Reyes, Leonor; Herrera, Rafael; Rios, Hulme; Vazquez, Miguel A.; Miranda, Rene; Tamariz, Joaquin; Delgado, Francisco


    Infrared irradiation promoted the Diels-Alder cycloadditions of exo-2-oxazolidinone dienes 1–3 with the Knoevenagel adducts 4–6, as dienophiles, leading to the synthesis of new 3,5-diphenyltetrahydrobenzo[d]oxazol-2-one derivatives (7, 9, 11 and 13–17), under solvent-free conditions. These cycloadditions were performed with good regio- and stereoselectivity, favoring the para-endo cycloadducts. We also evaluated the one-pot three-component reaction of active methylene compounds 20, benzaldehydes 21 and exo-2-oxazolidinone diene 2 under the same reaction conditions. A cascade Knoevenagel condensation/Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction was observed, resulting in the final adducts 13–16 in similar yields. These procedures are environmentally benign, because no solvent and no catalyst were employed in these processes. The regioselectivity of these reactions was rationalized by Frontier Molecular Orbital (FMO) calculations. PMID:22489113

  9. Highly Regio- and Stereoselective Diels-Alder Cycloadditions via Two-Step and Multicomponent Reactions Promoted by Infrared Irradiation under Solvent-Free Conditions

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    Francisco Delgado


    Full Text Available Infrared irradiation promoted the Diels-Alder cycloadditions of exo-2-oxazolidinone dienes 1–3 with the Knoevenagel adducts 4–6, as dienophiles, leading to the synthesis of new 3,5-diphenyltetrahydrobenzo[d]oxazol-2-one derivatives (7, 9, 11 and 13–17, under solvent-free conditions. These cycloadditions were performed with good regio- and stereoselectivity, favoring the para-endo cycloadducts. We also evaluated the one-pot three-component reaction of active methylene compounds 20, benzaldehydes 21 and exo-2-oxazolidinone diene 2 under the same reaction conditions. A cascade Knoevenagel condensation/Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction was observed, resulting in the final adducts 13–16 in similar yields. These procedures are environmentally benign, because no solvent and no catalyst were employed in these processes. The regioselectivity of these reactions was rationalized by Frontier Molecular Orbital (FMO calculations.

  10. One-step versus two-step mechanism of Diels-Alder reaction of 1-chloro-1-nitroethene with cyclopentadiene and furan. (United States)

    Jasiński, Radomir


    DFT computational study shows that Diels-Alder (DA) reactions of 1-chloro-1-nitroethene with cyclopentadiene and furan have polar nature. However, their mechanism is substantially different. In particular, 1-chloro-1-nitroethene react with cyclopentadiene according to one-step mechanism. In the same time, more favourable channel associated with the P-DA reaction between furan and 1-chloro-1-nitroethene is a domino process, that comprises an initial hetero-Diels-Alder reaction yielding a [2+4] cycloadduct, which experiences a subsequent [3,3] sigmatropic shift to yield the expected formal [4+2] cycloadduct. This is a consequence of more polar nature of reaction, due to higher nucleophilicity of furan in comparison to cyclopentadiene. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Origins of regio- and stereochemistry in type 2 intramolecular N-acylnitroso Diels-Alder reactions: a computational study of tether length and substituent effects. (United States)

    Cleary, Leah; Mak, Victor W; Rychnovsky, Scott D; Shea, Kenneth J; Sizemore, Nicholas


    Quantum mechanical calculations have been used to investigate type 2 intramolecular N-acylnitroso Diels-Alder reactions. Experimentally observed regioselectivities and diastereoselectivities of these reactions have been reproduced using B3LYP/6-31+G(d) DFT calculations. The factors that govern selectivity (i.e., tether length, tether substitution and diene substitution) were systematically investigated. Tethers less than 6 carbon atoms lead to 1,3-regioisomers due to conformational restrictions. Substituents on the tether lead to diastereoselective outcomes dictated by transannular interactions in the transition states. The modest diastereoselectivity of diene-substituted substrates is rationalized as arising from reduction of eclipsing interactions in the flattened diene transition states. This method should prove valuable for planning syntheses involving type 2 intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions.

  12. Aza Diels-Alder Reactions of Nitriles, N,N-Dimethylhydrazones, and Oximino Ethers. Application in Formal [2 + 2 + 2] Cycloadditions for the Synthesis of Pyridines. (United States)

    Hamzik, Philip J; Goutierre, Anne-Sophie; Sakai, Takeo; Danheiser, Rick L


    Metal-free, formal [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition strategies for the synthesis of polycyclic pyridine derivatives are described. The overall transformation proceeds via a two-stage pericyclic cascade mechanism. In the first step, an intramolecular propargylic ene reaction generates a vinylallene that is necessarily locked in the s-cis conformation. This vinylallene exhibits exceptional reactivity as a Diels-Alder reaction partner and engages in [4 + 2] cycloadditions with normally unreactive azadienophiles including unactivated cyano groups and heterosubstituted imine derivatives such as dimethylhydrazones and oximino ethers. Few examples of oximino ether Diels-Alder reactions have been reported previously, and normal electron-demand [4 + 2] cycloadditions of unactivated dialkylhydrazones are unprecedented. Overall, this metal-free formal [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition provides access to polycyclic pyridine derivatives and complements transition-metal-catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] strategies.

  13. New and concise syntheses of the bicyclic oxamazin core using an intramolecular nitroso Diels-Alder reaction and ring-closing olefin metathesis. (United States)

    Watson, Kyle D; Carosso, Serena; Miller, Marvin J


    Herein two new and concise synthetic approaches for making an unsaturated bicyclic oxamazin core are reported. The first involves the use of an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction to form both of the fused rings in one step. The second approach incorporates ring-closing olefin metathesis in the final step to form the second fused ring of the core. The scope of the second approach was also expanded further to afford larger ringed bicyclic systems.

  14. Synthesis of Substituted 1-Thiocyanatobutadienes and their Application in a Diels-Alder/[3,3] Sigmatropic Rearrangement Tandem Reaction


    Lanaspèze, Sébastien; Neier, Reinhard


    The retrosynthetic analysis of Ibogamine, a natural psychotropic alkaloid with exceptional anti-addictive properties found in both enantiomeric forms, requires an efficient access to a racemic cyclohexene. This cyclohexene can be obtained via the sequence Diels-Alder/[3,3] sigmatropic rearrangement reaction starting from substituted 1-thiocyanatobutadienes. An efficient synthesis of the enone, a stable precursor of 1-thiocyanatobutadienes, is reported. Enolisation of this enone was studied to...

  15. On the importance of hydrogen bonding in the promotion of Diels-Alder reactions of unactivated aldehydes: a computational study (United States)

    Chemouri, Hafida; Mekelleche, Sidi Mohamed


    The kinetic solvent effects on the Diels-Alder (DA) reaction of N,N-dimethylamino-3-trimethylsilyl butadiene with p-anisaldehyde are studied by density functional calculations at the B3LYP/6-31C(d) level of theory. Experimentally, it has been found that the acceleration of this reaction is not due to the increase of the polarity of the solvent but it is rather due to hydrogen bonding (HB). Intrinsic reaction coordinate calculations combined with electron localisation function analysis show that this reaction follows a one-step two-stage mechanism with a highly asynchronous sigma bond formation process. The calculations, performed using an explicit solvent model based on the coordination of the carbonyl group with one molecule of the solvent, show a considerable decrease of the activation energy when going from the gas phase (ɛ = 1) to solution phase and this diminution is found to be more important in isopropyl alcohol (ɛ = 18.3) in comparison with acetonitrile (ɛ = 37.5). Our calculations also show that the acceleration of this DA reaction is due to the increase of the electrophilicity power of the solvated carbonyl compound and consequently the increase of the polarity of the reaction in the presence of protic solvents. The obtained results put in evidence the relevance of HB in the promotion of DA reactions of unactivated ketones as experimentally expected.

  16. Confinement induced thermodynamic and kinetic facilitation of some Diels-Alder reactions inside a CB[7] cavitand. (United States)

    Chakraborty, Debdutta; Chattaraj, Pratim Kumar


    The effect of geometrical confinement on the Diels-Alder reactions between some model dienes viz. furan, thiophene, cyclopentadiene, benzene, and a classic dienophile, ethylene has been explored by performing density functional theory-based calculations. The effect of confinement has been imposed by a rigid macrocyclic molecule cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]). Results indicate that all the reactions become thermodynamically more favorable at 298.15 K temperature and one atmospheric pressure inside CB[7] as compared to the corresponding free gaseous state reactions. Moreover, the rate constants associated with the reactions experience manifold enhancement inside CB[7] as compared to the "unconfined" reactions. Suitable contribution from the entropy factor makes the concerned reactions more facile inside CB[7]. The energy gap between the frontier molecular orbitals of the dienes and dienophiles decrease inside CB[7] as compared to that in the free state reactions thereby allowing facile orbital interactions. The nature of interaction as well as bonding has been analyzed with the help of atoms-in-molecules, noncovalent interaction, natural bond orbital as well as energy decomposition analyses. Results suggest that all the guests bind with CB[7] in an attractive fashion. Primarily, noncovalent interactions stabilize the host-guest systems. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  17. Theoretical study on the Diels-Alder reaction of bromo-substituted 2H-pyrane-2-ones and some substituent vinyls

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    Haghdadi Mina


    Full Text Available A DFT study of the reactivity, regio- and stereoselectivity of Diels-Alder reaction between 3-bromo, 5-bromo, and 3,5-dibromo-2(H-pyran-2-ones and some weakly activated and unactivated alkenes has been carried out using density functional theory (DFT. Four possible reaction channels, which are related to the formation of meta- and para- and endo- and exo-cycloadducts have been explored and characterized. The energy and natural bond orbital analysis shows that the meta-regioselectivity on the exo pathway is preferred and follows an asynchronous concerted mechanism with a polar nature in all Diels-Alder cycloadditions. Moreover, the activation free energies of Diels-Alder cycloadditions of 3,5-dibromo-2(H-pyran-2one are lower than 3- bromo-2(H-pyran-2one and 5-bromo-2(H-pyran-2one, which are in line with experimental observation. DFT-based reactivity indices clearly predict the regiochemistry of the isolated cycloadducts.

  18. Exploring conditions for the enhancement of acene semiconductors through the use of the Diels-alder reaction (United States)

    Qualizza, Brittni A.

    This dissertation demonstrates the application of SAMs to the surface of acene crystals, specifically of tetracene and rubrene, using the Diels-Alder reaction. The second chapter details preliminary reaction results and two analytical methods which were employed to confirm adsorption of the dienophile on the surface of single crystals, tetracene and rubrene. These were mass spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Mass spectrometry experiments distinguish the chemical identity of adduct on the crystals and also it discerned chemi- and physisorbed molecules from one another. XPS was used to prove face selectivity of the reaction by the detection of dichloromaleic anhydride. From a mechanistic standpoint, this system demonstrated unusual steric effects: the reaction of one face of the tetracene crystal was virtually inert, while another face was facile. The dienophiles' steric bulk was also expected to play critical role for these confined systems, however analysis of surface data was hindered by the relative lack of corresponding solution kinetic data. While the rate of anthracene's reaction has been studied extensively with a range of dienophiles and tetracene/pentacene has been studied theoretically (with limited experimental reports), an expansive report was generated to aid in future interpretations of acene systems. These kinetic results constitute chapter three.

  19. Structural basis for Diels-Alder ribozyme-catalyzed carbon-carbon bond formation (United States)

    Serganov, Alexander; Keiper, Sonja; Malinina, Lucy; Tereshko, Valentina; Skripkin, Eugene; Höbartner, Claudia; Polonskaia, Anna; Phan, Anh Tuân; Wombacher, Richard; Micura, Ronald; Dauter, Zbigniew; Jäschke, Andres; Patel, Dinshaw J


    The majority of structural efforts addressing RNA’s catalytic function have focused on natural ribozymes, which catalyze phosphodiester transfer reactions. By contrast, little is known about how RNA catalyzes other types of chemical reactions. We report here the crystal structures of a ribozyme that catalyzes enantioselective carbon-carbon bond formation by the Diels-Alder reaction in the unbound state and in complex with a reaction product. The RNA adopts a λ-shaped nested pseudoknot architecture whose preformed hydrophobic pocket is precisely complementary in shape to the reaction product. RNA folding and product binding are dictated by extensive stacking and hydrogen bonding, whereas stereoselection is governed by the shape of the catalytic pocket. Catalysis is apparently achieved by a combination of proximity, complementarity and electronic effects. We observe structural parallels in the independently evolved catalytic pocket architectures for ribozyme- and antibody-catalyzed Diels-Alder carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions. PMID:15723077

  20. Temperature-controlled cross-linking of silver nanoparticles with Diels-Alder reaction and its application on antibacterial property

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    Liu, Lian; Yang, Pengfei, E-mail:; Li, Junying; Zhang, Zhiliang; Yu, Xi; Lu, Ling


    Highlights: • Silver nanoparticles were functionalized by furan groups. • The DA reaction of furan with bismaleimide was used to cross-link the particles. • The reverse cross-linking could be controlled by temperature. • The antibacterial activity of silvers could be adjusted by the cross-linking. - Abstract: Sliver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized and functionalized with furan group on their surface, followed by the reverse Diels-Alder (DA) reaction with bismaleimide to vary the particle size, so as to give different antibacterial activities. These nanoparticles were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Ultraviolet-Visible (UV–vis), Nanoparticle Size Analyzer and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). It was found that the cross-linking reaction with bismaleimide had a great effect on the size of AgNPs. The size of the AgNPs could be controlled by the temperature of DA/r-DA equilibrium. The antibacterial activity was assessed using the inhibition zone diameter by introducing the particles into a media containing Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus, respectively. It was found that these particles were effective bactericides. Furthermore, the antibacterial activity of the nanoparticles decreased orderly as the particle size enlarged.

  1. Highly efficient method for 125I-radiolabeling of biomolecules using inverse-electron-demand Diels-Alder reaction. (United States)

    Choi, Mi Hee; Shim, Ha Eun; Yun, Seong-Jae; Kim, Hye Rim; Mushtaq, Sajid; Lee, Chang Heon; Park, Sang Hyun; Choi, Dae Seong; Lee, Dong-Eun; Byun, Eui-Baek; Jang, Beom-Su; Jeon, Jongho


    In this report, we present a rapid and highly efficient method for radioactive iodine labeling of trans-cyclooctene group conjugated biomolecules using inverse-electron-demand Diels-Alder reaction. Radioiodination reaction of the tetrazine structure was carried out using the stannylated precursor 2 to give 125I-labeled azide ([125I]1) with high radiochemical yield (65±8%) and radiochemical purity (>99%). For radiolabeling application of [125I]1, trans-cyclooctene derived cRGD peptide and human serum albumin were prepared. These substrated were reacted with [125I]1 under mild condition to provide the radiolabeled products [125I]6 and [125I]8, respectively, with excellent radiochemical yields. The biodistribution study of [125I]8 in normal ICR mice showed significantly lower thyroid uptake values than that of 125I-labeled human serum albumin prepared by a traditional radiolabeling method. Therefore [125I]8 will be a useful radiolabeled tracer in various molecular imaging and biological studies. Those results clearly demonstrate that [125I]1 will be used as a valuable prosthetic group for radiolabeling of biomolecules. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. The Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reaction of Diarylheptanoids — Quantum Chemical Calculation of Structural Features Favoring the Formation of Phenylphenalenones

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    Yulia Monakhova


    Full Text Available Diarylheptanoids have been reported as biosynthetic precursors of phenylphenalenones in plants. Quantum chemical calculations of molecular geometry and orbitals were used to elaborate which structural features are required to determine if diarylheptanoids can undergo an intramolecular Diel-Alder reaction to form phenylphenalenones. The computational data showed that an ortho-quinone- or a hydoxyketone-bearing ring A, containing the dienophile moiety, and a heptadiene chain with conjugated cisoid double bonds at C-4/C-6 and a saturated segment consisting of two sp3-carbon atoms, are required. Only four diarylheptanoids out of eighteen studied compounds proved to be suitable candidates. Among them are two 3,5-dideoxy compounds and two other compounds oxygenated only at C-3, suggesting that lachnanthocarpone, a representative of the 6-oxygenated phenylphenalenones, and anigorufone, a representative of the 6-deoxy phenylphenalenones, are not connected via a precursor-product relationship (“late reduction at C-6” but formed through partially separate pathways.

  3. Surface patterning with natural and synthetic polymers via an inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction employing microcontact chemistry. (United States)

    Roling, Oliver; Mardyukov, Artur; Lamping, Sebastian; Vonhören, Benjamin; Rinnen, Stefan; Arlinghaus, Heinrich F; Studer, Armido; Ravoo, Bart Jan


    Bioorthogonal ligation methods are the focus of current research due to their versatile applications in biotechnology and materials science for post-functionalization and immobilization of biomolecules. Recently, inverse electron demand Diels-Alder (iEDDA) reactions employing 1,2,4,5-tetrazines as electron deficient dienes emerged as powerful tools in this field. We adapted iEDDA in microcontact chemistry (μCC) in order to create enhanced surface functions. μCC is a straightforward soft-lithography technique which enables fast and large area patterning with high pattern resolutions. In this work, tetrazine functionalized surfaces were reacted with carbohydrates conjugated with norbornene or cyclooctyne acting as strained electron rich dienophiles employing μCC. It was possible to create monofunctional as well as bifunctional substrates which were specifically addressable by proteins. Furthermore we structured glass supported alkene terminated self-assembled monolayers with a tetrazine conjugated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) initiator enabling surface grafted polymerizations of poly(methylacrylate) brushes. The success of the surface initiated iEDDA via μCC as well as the functionalization with natural and synthetic polymers was verified via fluorescence and optical microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR).

  4. Click and Release: A Chemical Strategy toward Developing Gasotransmitter Prodrugs by Using an Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Ji, Xingyue; Zhou, Cheng; Ji, Kaili; Aghoghovbia, Robert E; Pan, Zhixiang; Chittavong, Vayou; Ke, Bowen; Wang, Binghe


    Prodrug strategies have been proven to be a very effective way of addressing delivery problems. Much of the chemistry in prodrug development relies on the ability to mask an appropriate functional group, which can be removed under appropriate conditions. However, developing organic prodrugs of gasotransmitters represent unique challenges. This is especially true with carbon monoxide, which does not have an easy "handle" for bioreversible derivatization. By taking advantage of an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction, we have developed a prodrug strategy for preparations of organic CO prodrugs that are stable during synthesis and storage, and yet readily release CO with tunable release rates under near physiological conditions. The effectiveness of the CO prodrug system in delivering a sufficient quantity of CO for possible therapeutic applications has been studied using a cell culture anti-inflammatory assay and a colitis animal model. These studies fully demonstrate the proof of concept, and lay a strong foundation for further medicinal chemistry work in developing organic CO prodrugs. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. Synthesis of new chiral auxiliares from carbohydrates for Et2AlCl-promoted Diels-Alder reactions

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    Ferreira Vitor F.


    Full Text Available Acrylates 3-O-acryloyl-4,5-di-O-benzoyl-1,2- O-isopropylidene-beta-D-fructopyranose (6 and 3-O-benzyl-5-O-acryloyl-1,2-O -isopropylidene-alpha-D-xylofuranose (8 were synthesized in few steps from carbohydrates to construct chiral dienophiles for asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction with cyclopentadiene under thermal and Et2AlCl-promoted conditions. Although from moderate to excellent endo/exo ratios were obtained, low p-facial diastereoselectivities were observed for the cycloadducts 3-O-[(1'R, 4'R-bicyclo-[2.2.1]hept-2'-ene-5'-formyl]-4,5-di- O-benzoyl-1,2-O-isopropylidene-beta-D-fructopyranose (21a and 3-O-benzyl-5-O-[(1'S, 4'S-bicyclo-[2.2.1]hept-2'-ene-5'-formyl]-1,2- O-isopropylideno-alpha-D-yilofuranose (22b indicating that pi-stacked conformations in the Lewis acid-acrylates complex were not effective.

  6. Computational Investigation of the Competition between the Concerted Diels-Alder Reaction and Formation of Diradicals in Reactions of Acrylonitrile with Non-Polar Dienes (United States)

    James, Natalie C.; Um, Joann M.; Padias, Anne B.; Hall, H. K.; Houk, K. N.


    The energetics of the Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions of several 1,3-dienes with acrylonitrile, and the energetics of formation of diradicals, were investigated with density functional theory (B3LYP and M06-2X) and compared to experimental data. For the reaction of 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene with acrylonitrile, the concerted reaction is favored over the diradical pathway by 2.5 kcal/mol using B3LYP/6-31G(d); experimentally this reaction gives both cycloadduct and copolymer. The concerted cycloaddition of cyclopentadiene with acrylonitrile is preferred computationally over the stepwise pathway by 5.9 kcal/mol; experimentally, only the Diels-Alder adduct is formed. For the reactions of (E)-1,3-pentadiene and acrylonitrile, both cycloaddition and copolymerization were observed experimentally; these trends were mimicked by the computational results, which showed only a 1.2 kcal/mol preference for the concerted pathway. For the reactions of (Z)-1,3-pentadiene and acrylonitrile, the stepwise pathway is preferred by 3.9 kcal/mol, in agreement with previous experimental findings that only polymerization occurs. M06-2X is known to give more accurate activation and reaction energetics but the energies of diradicals are too high. PMID:23758325

  7. Computational investigation of the competition between the concerted Diels-Alder reaction and formation of diradicals in reactions of acrylonitrile with nonpolar dienes. (United States)

    James, Natalie C; Um, Joann M; Padias, Anne B; Hall, H K; Houk, K N


    The energetics of the Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions of several 1,3-dienes with acrylonitrile, and the energetics of formation of diradicals, were investigated with density functional theory (B3LYP and M06-2X) and compared to experimental data (Hall et al., J. Org. Chem.1993, 58, 7049-7058). For the reaction of 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene with acrylonitrile, the concerted reaction is favored over the diradical pathway by 2.5 kcal/mol using B3LYP/6-31G(d); experimentally, this reaction gives both cycloadduct and copolymer. The concerted cycloaddition of cyclopentadiene with acrylonitrile is preferred computationally over the stepwise pathway by 5.9 kcal/mol; experimentally, only the Diels-Alder adduct is formed. For the reactions of (E)-1,3-pentadiene and acrylonitrile, both cycloaddition and copolymerization were observed experimentally; these trends were mimicked by the computational results, which showed only a 1.2 kcal/mol preference for the concerted pathway. For the reactions of (Z)-1,3-pentadiene and acrylonitrile, the stepwise pathway is preferred by 3.9 kcal/mol, in agreement with previous experimental findings that only polymerization occurs. M06-2X is known to give more accurate activation and reaction energetics (Pieniazek, et al., Angew. Chem. Int.2008, 47, 7746-7749), but the energies of diradicals are too high.

  8. The acyl nitroso Diels-Alder (ANDA) reaction of sorbate derivatives: an X-ray and 15N NMR study with an application to amino-acid synthesis. (United States)

    Bollans, Lee; Bacsa, John; Iggo, Jonathan A; Morris, Gareth A; Stachulski, Andrew V


    We present a study of the acyl nitroso Diels-Alder (ANDA) reaction of sorbate esters and sorbic alcohol derivatives, using alkoxycarbonyl nitroso dienophiles. An optimisation of the reaction conditions for ethyl sorbate is first presented, and the product is used in an efficient synthesis of 5-methylornithine. Structure-reactivity trends in sorbic alcohol (E,E-2,4-hexadien-1-ol) and its acylated analogues are then discussed. We present single-crystal X-ray structural proof for key adducts in both series and present in detail a novel HMBC/HSQC ((1)H-(15)N) criterion for ready distinction of regioisomers arising from such ANDA reactions.

  9. Syntheses of the Stemona Alkaloids (±)-Stenine, (±)-Neostenine, and (±)-13-Epineostenine Using a Stereodivergent Diels-Alder/Azido-Schmidt Reaction (United States)

    Frankowski, Kevin J.; Golden, Jennifer E.; Zeng, Yibin; Lei, Yao; Aubé, Jeffrey


    A tandem Diels-Alder/azido Schmidt reaction sequence provides rapid access to the core skeleton shared by several Stemona alkaloids including stenine, neostenine, tuberstemonine, and neotubererostemonine. The discovery and evolution of inter- and intramolecular variations of this process and their applications to total syntheses of (±)–stenine and (±)–neostenine is described. The stereochemical outcome of the reaction depends on both substrate type and reaction condition, enabling the preparation of both (±)–stenine and (±)–neostenine from the same diene/dienophile combination. PMID:18396881

  10. Chiral Cyclopropenyl Ketones— Reactive and Selective Diels-Alder Dienophiles (United States)

    Fisher, Laural A.; Smith, Natalee J.; Fox, Joseph M.


    The synthesis and Diels-Alder reactions of cyclopropenyl ketones are described. Cyclopropenyl ketones are highly reactive dienophiles that can engage a range of cyclic dienes and 2,3-dimethylbutadiene. The strategy of using cyclopropenyl ketones to facilitate Diels-Alder reactions is not limited to products that contain three-membered rings, as reductive opening by SmI2 can be used to produce a product that lacks a cyclopropane but retains a quaternary stereogenic center. PMID:23438063

  11. Synthesis and Computational Studies Demonstrate the Utility of an Intramolecular Styryl Diels-Alder Reaction and Di-t-butylhydroxytoluene Assisted [1,3]-Shift to Construct Anticancer dl-Deoxypodophyllotoxin. (United States)

    Saavedra, Diana I; Rencher, Benjamin D; Kwon, Doo-Hyun; Smith, Stacey J; Ess, Daniel H; Andrus, Merritt B


    Deoxypodophyllotoxin is a secondary metabolite lignan possessing potent anticancer activity with potential as a precursor for known anticancer drugs, but its use is limited by scarcity from natural sources. We here report the total synthesis of racemic deoxypodophyllotoxin in seven steps using an intramolecular styryl Diels-Alder reaction strategy uniquely suited to assemble the deoxypodophyllotoxin core. Density functional theory was used to analyze concerted, polar, and singlet-open-shell diradical reaction pathways, which identified a low-energy concerted [4 + 2] Diels-Alder pathway followed by a faster di-t-butylhydroxytoluene assisted [1,3]-formal hydrogen shift.

  12. Synthesis and Properties of Trehalose-Based Flexible Polymers Prepared from Difurfurylidene Trehalose and Maleimide- Terminated Oligo(dimethylsiloxane) by Diels-Alder Reactions (United States)

    Teramoto, Naozumi; Niwa, Masashi; Shibata, Mitsuhiro


    Difurfurylidene trehalose (DFTreh) was synthesized from trehalose and furfural by an acetalization reaction. Maleimide-terminated dimethylsiloxane oligomers (DMS-BMI) were synthesized from amine-terminated dimethylsiloxane oligomers by condensation with maleic anhydride. Three types of DMS-BMI with different length were prepared. Trehalose-based polymers were synthesized by Diels-Alder reaction of DFTreh and DMS-BMI. The reaction proceeded at 40~70 °C to produce a polymer with a maximum weight average molecular weight of ~19,000. The thermal degradation temperature increased with the increase of the length of the oligo(dimethylsiloxane) units. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measurements revealed the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the polymer at -130~-120 °C, and no distinct Tg not observed above room temperature in the DSC measurement. The polymer products are not liquid at room temperature, and solid films can be obtained by casting from solution, implying a phase-separated structure made up of soft and hard segments. The phase-separated structure was confirmed by transmission electron microscope (TEM) study. The DSC curve of the polymer showed a broad endothermic peak at 110~160 °C, suggesting that a retro-Diels-Alder reaction occurred. When a N,N-dimethylformamide solution of the polymer was kept at 100 °C and the resulting solution was analyzed by gel permeation chromatography (GPC), the molecular weight decreased and monomers appeared.

  13. On the effect of tether composition on cis/trans selectivity in intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions. (United States)

    Paddon-Row, Michael N; Longshaw, Alistair I; Willis, Anthony C; Sherburn, Michael S


    Intramolecular Diels-Alder (IMDA) transition structures (TSs) and energies have been computed at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d) and CBS-QB3 levels of theory for a series of 1,3,8-nonatrienes, H(2)C=CH-CH=CH-CH(2)-X-Z-CH=CH(2) [-X-Z- = -CH(2)-CH(2)- (1); -O-C(=O)- (2); -CH(2)-C(=O)- (3); -O-CH(2)- (4); -NH-C(=O)- (5); -S-C(=O)- (6); -O-C(=S)- (7); -NH-C(=S)- (8); -S-C(=S)- (9)]. For each system studied (1-9), cis- and trans-TS isomers, corresponding, respectively, to endo- and exo-positioning of the -C-X-Z- tether with respect to the diene, have been located and their relative energies (E(rel) (TS)) employed to predict the cis/trans IMDA product ratio. Although the E(rel) (TS) values are modest (typically NH or S), the IMDA cis stereoselectivity diminishes. The predicted stereochemical reaction preferences are explained in terms of two opposing effects operating in the cis-TS, namely (1) unfavorable torsional (eclipsing) strain about the C4-C5 bond, that is caused by the -C-X-C(=Y)- group's strong tendency to maintain local planarity; and (2) attractive electrostatic and secondary orbital interactions between the endo-(thio)carbonyl group, C=Y, and the diene. The former interaction predominates when X is weakly electronegative (X=N, S), while the latter is dominant when X is more strongly electronegative (X=O), or a methylene group (X=CH(2)) which increases tether flexibility. These predictions hold up to experimental scrutiny, with synthetic IMDA reactions of 1, 2, 3, and 4 (published work) and 5, 6, and 8 (this work) delivering ratios close to those calculated. The reactions of thiolacrylate 5 and thioamide 8 represent the first examples of IMDA reactions with tethers of these types. Our results point to strategies for designing tethers, which lead to improved cis/trans-selectivities in IMDAs that are normally only weakly selective. Experimental verification of the validity of this claim comes in the form of fumaramide 14, which undergoes a more trans-selective IMDA reaction

  14. A Direct Route to 6,6’-Disubstituted-2,2’-Bipyridines by Double Diels-Alder/retro Diels-Alder Reaction of 5,5’-bi-1,2,4-Triazines

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    D. Branowska


    Full Text Available Inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction of functionalized 5,5’-bi-1,2,4- triazines with bicyclo[2.2.1]hepta-2,5-diene in boiling p-cymene leads to a range of 6,6’- disubstituted-2,2’-bipyridines in good yield.

  15. Regioselectivity of Sc2C2@C3v(8)-C82: Role of the Sumanene-Type Hexagon in Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Zhao, Pei; Zhao, Xiang; Ehara, Masahiro


    Recently, several experiments have demonstrated high chemical reactivity of the sumanene-type hexagon in Sc2C2@C82. To further uncover its reactivity, the Diels-Alder reaction to all the nonequivalent C-C bonds of C82 and Sc2C2@C82 has been investigated by density functional theory calculations. For the free fullerene, the [5,6] bond 7 is the thermodynamically most favored, whereas the addition on the [6,6] bond 3 has the lowest activation energy. Diels-Alder reaction has no preference for addition sites in the sumanene-type hexagon. However, in the case of the endohedral fullerene, the [6,6] bond 19 in the special hexagon becomes the most reactive site according to both kinetic and thermodynamic considerations. Further analyses reveal that bond 19 in Sc2C2@C82 exhibits the shortest bond length and third largest π-orbital axis vector. In addition, the LUMOs of bond 19 are also symmetry-allowed to interact with butadiene.

  16. Synthesis of stimuli-responsive chitosan-based hydrogels by Diels-Alder cross-linking `click´ reaction as potential carriers for drug administration. (United States)

    Guaresti, O; García-Astrain, C; Aguirresarobe, R H; Eceiza, A; Gabilondo, N


    Stimuli-responsive chitosan-based hydrogels for biomedical applications using the Diels-Alder reaction were prepared. Furan modified chitosan (Cs-Fu) was cross-linked with polyetheramine derived bismaleimide at different equivalent ratios in order to determine the effect in the swelling and release properties on the final CsFu:BMI hydrogels. The Diels Alder cross-linking reaction was monitored by UV-vis spectroscopy and rheological measurements. Both the sol-gel transition value and the final storage modulus for the different formulations were similar and close to 40 min and 400 Pa, respectively. On the contrary, the swelling degree was found to be strongly dependent on the amount of bismaleimide, mainly in acidic medium, where the increased cross-linking reduced the swelling value in 25%, but maintaining the sustained drug release in the simulated gastrointestinal environment. Our study suggested that these DA-cross-linked chitosan hydrogels could be potential carriers for targeted drug administration. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Substituent effects on an inverse electron demand hetero Diels-Alder reaction in aqueous solution and organic solvents : Cycloaddition of substituted styrenes to di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine

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    Wijnen, Jan W.; Zavarise, Silvia; Engberts, Jan B.F.N.; Charton, Marvin


    The kinetics of the Diels-Alder reactions of di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (1) with substituted styrenes 2 was investigated in aqueous media and in organic solvents. The second-order rate constants ofthis reaction increase dramatically in water-rich media. A decrease in pH accelerates the aqueous

  18. Total synthesis of epoxyquinols A, B, and C and epoxytwinol A and the reactivity of a 2H-pyran derivative as the diene component in the Diels-Alder reaction. (United States)

    Shoji, Mitsuru; Imai, Hiroki; Mukaida, Makoto; Sakai, Ken; Kakeya, Hideaki; Osada, Hiroyuki; Hayashi, Yujiro


    Full details of two versions of the total synthesis of epoxyquinols A, B, and C and epoxytwinol A (RKB-3564D) are described. In the first-generation synthesis, the HfCl(4)-mediated diastereoselective Diels-Alder reaction of furan with Corey's chiral auxiliary has been developed. In the second-generation synthesis, a chromatography-free preparation of an iodolactone, by using acryloyl chloride as the dienophile in the Diels-Alder reaction of furan, and the lipase-mediated kinetic resolution of a cyclohexenol derivative have been developed. This second-generation synthesis is suitable for large-scale preparation. A biomimetic cascade reaction involving oxidation, 6pi-electrocyclization, and then Diels-Alder dimerization is the key reaction in the formation of the complex heptacyclic structure of epoxyquinols A, B, and C. Epoxytwinol A is synthesized by the cascade reaction composed of oxidation, 6pi-electrocyclization, and formal [4 + 4] cycloaddition reactions. A 2H-pyran, generated by oxidation/6pi-electrocyclization, acts as a good diene, reacting with several dienophiles to afford polycyclic compounds in one step. An azapentacyclic compound is synthesized by a similar cascade reaction composed of the four successive steps: oxidation, imine formation, 6pi-azaelectrocyclization, and Diels-Alder dimerization.

  19. Synthesis, crystal structure, and photodynamics of π-expanded porphyrin-fullerene dyads synthesized by Diels-Alder reaction. (United States)

    Yamada, Hiroko; Ohkubo, Kei; Kuzuhara, Daiki; Takahashi, Tetsuro; Sandanayaka, Atula S D; Okujima, Tetsuo; Ohara, Keishi; Ito, Osamu; Uno, Hidemitsu; Ono, Noboru; Fukuzumi, Shunichi


    Free base and zinc porphyrins are linked with fullerene (C(60)) through β,β'-pyrrolic positions rather than meso-positions by Diels-Alder reaction of monoanthraporphyrins (H(2)P-mA and ZnP-mA) and C(60) to afford a π-expanded free base porphyrin-fullerene dyad (H(2)P-C(60)) and its zinc porphyrin-fullerene dyad (ZnP-C(60)) in 86 and 51% yield, respectively. The X-ray crystallographic analysis of ZnP-C(60) showed two comma-shaped swirls-like structure in a unit cell. The intramolecular center-to-center and edge-to-edge distances between the porphyrin and fullerene moieties were 11.5 and 2.5 Å, respectively. The porphyrins and fullerenes were packed in layer-by-layer structure and the porphyrins lied down in parallel. The intermolecular center-to-center distances between the neighboring fullerenes were 10.252, 10.028, and 10.129 Å, which were less than typical van der Waals distance and the π-π interaction spread two-dimensionally. The energy of the charge-separated (CS) state of ZnP-C(60) (1.11 eV) determined by differential-pulse voltammetry measurements in benzonitrile is significantly lower than those of zinc porphyrin-C(60) dyads linked at meso positions because of the low oxidation potential of the π-expanded ZnP moiety. The CS energy of ZnP-C(60) in a nonpolar solvent such as toluene (1.40 V) is lower than the triplet excited state of C(60) ((3)C(60)*), enabling us to attain a long lived triplet CS state (8.1 μs) in toluene, detected by nanosecond laser flash photolysis experiments. The distance between unpaired electrons in the triplet CS state was determined by the EPR spectrum to be 9.1 Å, which agreed with the distance between a zinc atom of the porphyrin and a carbon edge of C(60) in the crystal structure of ZnP-C(60). The rate constants of photoinduced electron transfer and back electron transfer of H(2)P-C(60) and ZnP-C(60), which were determined by femtosecond and nanosecond laser flash photolysis measurements, were analyzed in light of the

  20. Theoretical and Structural Analysis of Long C-C Bonds in the Adducts of Polycyanoethylene and Anthracene Derivatives and Their Connection to the Reversibility of Diels-Alder Reactions

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    Hirsch, Anna K. H.; Reutenauer, Philippe; Le Moignan, Marc; Ulrich, Sebastien; Boul, Peter J.; Harrowfield, Jack M.; Jarowski, Peter D.; Lehn, Jean-Marie


    X-ray structure determinations on four Diels-Alder adducts derived from the reactions of cyano- and ester-substituted alkenes with anthracene and 9,10-dimethylanthracene have shown the bonds formed in the adduction to be particularly long. Their lengths range from 1.58 to 1.62 angstrom, some of the


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    Otto, S.; Engberts, J.B.F.N.


    The reaction between the diene 1 and cyclopentadiene (2) is efficiently catalysed by small amounts of Lewis acids (Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+ Zn2+). The reaction in an aqueous solution containing 0.010 M Cu(NO3)(2) is 250.000 times faster than that in acetonitrile. This huge acceleration is the result of a

  2. Specific acid catalysis and Lewis acid catalysis of Diels-Alder reactions in aqueous media

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    Mubofu, E.B.; Engberts, J.B.F.N.

    A comparative study of specific acid catalysis and Lewis acid catalysis of Diells-Alder reactions between dienophiles (1, 4 and 6) and cyclopentadiene (2) in water and mixed aqueous media is reported. The reactions were performed in water with copper(II) nitrate as the Lewis acid catalyst whereas

  3. Preparation of carbohydrate arrays by using Diels-Alder reactions with inverse electron demand


    Beckmann, Henning S. G.; Niederwieser, Andrea; Wiessler, Manfred; Wittmann, Valentin


    Carbohydrate microarrays are an emerging tool for the high-throughput screening of carbohydrate–protein interactions that represent the basis of many biologically and medicinally relevant processes. The crucial step in the preparation of carbohydrate arrays is the attachment of carbohydrate probes to the surface. We examined the Diels–Alder reaction with inverse-electron-demand (DARinv) as an irreversible, chemoselective ligation reaction for that purpose. After having shown the efficiency of...

  4. Deeper Insight into the Diels-Alder Reaction through the Activation Strain Model

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    Fernandez, I.; Bickelhaupt, F.M.


    The Diels–Alder (DA) cycloaddition reaction has the ability to significantly increase molecular complexity regioselectively and stereospecifically in a single synthetic step. In this review it is discussed how the activation strain model of chemical reactivity reveals the physical factors that

  5. Radioactive phosphorylation of alcohols to monitor biocatalytic Diels-Alder reactions.

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    Alexander Nierth

    Full Text Available Nature has efficiently adopted phosphorylation for numerous biological key processes, spanning from cell signaling to energy storage and transmission. For the bioorganic chemist the number of possible ways to attach a single phosphate for radioactive labeling is surprisingly small. Here we describe a very simple and fast one-pot synthesis to phosphorylate an alcohol with phosphoric acid using trichloroacetonitrile as activating agent. Using this procedure, we efficiently attached the radioactive phosphorus isotope (32P to an anthracene diene, which is a substrate for the Diels-Alderase ribozyme-an RNA sequence that catalyzes the eponymous reaction. We used the (32P-substrate for the measurement of RNA-catalyzed reaction kinetics of several dye-labeled ribozyme variants for which precise optical activity determination (UV/vis, fluorescence failed due to interference of the attached dyes. The reaction kinetics were analyzed by thin-layer chromatographic separation of the (32P-labeled reaction components and densitometric analysis of the substrate and product radioactivities, thereby allowing iterative optimization of the dye positions for future single-molecule studies. The phosphorylation strategy with trichloroacetonitrile may be applicable for labeling numerous other compounds that contain alcoholic hydroxyl groups.

  6. Efficient catalysis of a Diels-Alder reaction by metallo- vesicles in aqueous solution

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    Rispens, M.T; Engberts, J.B.F.N.


    Vesicles have been prepared from a cyclic phosphate ester (5,5-di-n-dodecyl-2-hydroxy-1,3,2-dioxaphosphorinan-2-one) with copper(II) counterions (Cu(dDP)2). They form a highly efficient aqueous Lewis acid catalyst system. The reaction of two azachalcon derivatives (1a, 1b) with cyclopentadiene (2)

  7. Surfactant-assisted specific-acid catalysis of Diels-Alder reactions in aqueous media

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    Mubofu, Egid B.; Engberts, Jan B. F. N.


    Surfactant-assisted specific-acid catalysis (SASAC) for Diets-Alder reactions of dienophiles 1 and 4 with cyclopentadiene 2 in aqueous media at 32 C was studied. This study showed that acidified anionic surfactants (pH 2) such as sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and linear alkylbenzene sulfonic acid

  8. Understanding reactivity and regioselectivity in Diels-Alder reactions of a sugar-derived dienophile bearing two competing EWGs. An experimental and computational study. (United States)

    Giri, Germán F; Sarotti, Ariel M; Spanevello, Rolando A


    The effect of an extra EWG in the reactivity and regioselectivity in Diels-Alder reactions of β-cyanolevoglucosenone and 4 different dienes was studied by a joint computational and experimental study. Conceptual DFT analysis successfully predicted an important enhancement in the reactivity, and correctly anticipated the regioselectivity in the reactions with isoprene. However, this static treatment failed when dealing the regiochemical preference of the reactions involving a substituted anthracene as diene. MPW1K/6-31G* calculations correctly reproduced the experimental observations. Based on the collected data, we found that when dealing with dienes and dienophiles with no clear electronically activated position, the ease of pyramidalization of the interacting atoms dictates the regioselectivity of the DA reaction. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. The Diels-Alder Cycloaddition Reaction of Substituted Hemifullerenes with 1,3-Butadiene: Effect of Electron-Donating and Electron-Withdrawing Substituents. (United States)

    Mojica, Martha; Méndez, Francisco; Alonso, Julio A


    The Diels-Alder (DA) reaction provides an attractive route to increase the number of six member rings in substituted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). The density functional theory (DFT) B3LYP method has been used in this work to inquire if the substitution of H over the edge of triindenetriphenylene (pristine hemifullerene 1) and pentacyclopentacorannulene (pristine hemifullerene 2), could improve the DA cycloaddition reaction with 1,3-butadiene. The substituents tested include electron-donating (NH₂, OMe, OH, Me, i-Pr) and electron-withdrawing groups (F, COOH, CF₃, CHO, CN, NO₂). The electronic, kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of the DA reactions of the substituted hemifullerenes with 1,3-butadiene have been analyzed. The most promising results were obtained for the NO₂ substituent; the activation energy barriers for reactions using this substituent were lower than the barriers for the pristine hemifullerenes. This leads us to expect that the cycloadditions to a starting fullerene fragment will be possible.

  10. Substrate Dependence in Aqueous Diels-Alder Reactions of Cyclohexadiene Derivatives with 1,4-Benzoquinone

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    Chiaki Kuroda


    Full Text Available A reactivity difference based on the position of substituents on cyclohexa-1,3- diene was observed for the title reaction. The effect of water as solvent was more distinct for 1-methyl-4-isopropylcyclohexa-1,3-diene than for 2-methyl-5-isopropylcyclohexa- 1,3-diene or non-substituted cyclohexa-1,3-diene. The effect of NaCl (salting-out and guanidium chloride (salting-in was also large for 1-methyl-4-isopropylcyclohexa-1,3- diene.

  11. Lipase-catalyzed domino kinetic resolution/intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction: one-pot synthesis of optically active 7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptenes from furfuryl alcohols and beta-substituted acrylic acids. (United States)

    Akai, Shuji; Naka, Tadaatsu; Omura, Sohei; Tanimoto, Kouichi; Imanishi, Masashi; Takebe, Yasushi; Matsugi, Masato; Kita, Yasuyuki


    The first lipase-catalyzed domino reaction is described in which the acyl moiety formed during the enzymatic kinetic resolution of furfuryl alcohols (+/-)-3 with a 1-ethoxyvinyl ester 2 was utilized as a part of the constituent structure for the subsequent Diels-Alder reaction. The preparation of ester 2 from carboxylic acid 1 and the subsequent domino reaction were carried out in a one-pot reaction. Therefore, this procedure provides a convenient preparation of the optically active 7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptene derivatives 5, which has five chiral, non-racemic carbon centers, from achiral 1 and racemic 3. The overall efficiency of this process was dependent on the substituent at the C-3 position of 3, and the use of the 3-methylfurfuryl derivatives, (+/-)-3 b and (+/-)-3 f, exclusively produced diastereoselectivity with excellent enantioselectivity to give (2R)-syn-5 (91->/=99 % ee) and (S)-3 (96->/=99 % ee). Similar procedures starting from the 3-bromofurfuryl alcohols (+/-)-3 h-j provided the cycloadducts (2R)-syn-5 j-q (93->/=99 % ee), in which the bromo group was utilized for the installation of bulky substituents to the 7-oxabicycloheptene core.

  12. Multifunctional Hydrogel with Good Structure Integrity, Self-Healing, and Tissue-Adhesive Property Formed by Combining Diels-Alder Click Reaction and Acylhydrazone Bond. (United States)

    Yu, Feng; Cao, Xiaodong; Du, Jie; Wang, Gang; Chen, Xiaofeng


    Hydrogel, as a good cartilage tissue-engineered scaffold, not only has to possess robust mechanical property but also has to have an intrinsic self-healing property to integrate itself or the surrounding host cartilage. In this work a double cross-linked network (DN) was designed and prepared by combining Diels-Alder click reaction and acylhydrazone bond. The DA reaction maintained the hydrogel's structural integrity and mechanical strength in physiological environment, while the dynamic covalent acylhydrazone bond resulted in hydrogel's self-healing property and controlled the on-off switch of network cross-link density. At the same time, the aldehyde groups contained in hydrogel further promote good integration of the hydrogel to surrounding tissue based on aldehyde-amine Schiff-base reaction. This kind of hydrogel has good structural integrity, autonomous self-healing, and tissue-adhesive property and simultaneously will have a good application in tissue engineering and tissue repair field.

  13. Features of the Diels-Alder reaction between 9,10-diphenylanthracene and 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (United States)

    Kiselev, V. D.; Kornilov, D. A.; Kashaeva, E. A.; Potapova, L. N.; Krivolapov, D. B.; Litvinov, I. A.; Konovalov, A. I.


    The Diels-Alder reaction between substituted anthracenes 1a-1j and 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5 ( 2) is studied. In all cases except one, the reaction proceeds on the most active 9,10-atoms of substituted anthracenes. The orthogonality of the two phenyl groups at the 9,10-position of diene 1a is found to shield 9,10-reactive centers. No dienophiles with C=C bonds are shown to participate in the Diels-Alder reaction with 1a; however, the reaction 1a + 2 proceeds with the very active dienophile 2,4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione. It is shown that attachment occurs on the less active but sterically accessible 1,4-reactive center of diene 1a. The structure of adduct 3a is proved by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. The following parameters are obtained for reaction 1a + 2 ⇆ 3a in toluene at 25°C: K eq = 2120 M-1, Δ Hf ≠ = 58.6 kJ/mol, Δ Sf ≠ = -97 J/(mol K), Δ Vf ≠ = -17.2 cm3/mol, Δ Hb ≠ = 108.8 kJ/mol, Δ Sb ≠ = 7.3 J/(mol K), Δ Vb ≠ = -0.8 cm3/mol, Δ H r-n = -50.2 kJ/mol, Δ S r-n = -104.3 J/(mol K), Δ V r-n = -15.6 cm3/mol. It is concluded that the values of equilibrium constants of the reactions 1a-1j + 2 ⇆ 3a-3j vary within 4 × 101-1011 M-1.

  14. A concise synthesis of substituted stilbenes and styrenes from propargylic phosphonium salts by a cobalt-catalyzed Diels-Alder/Wittig olefination reaction sequence. (United States)

    Hilt, Gerhard; Hengst, Christoph


    The cobalt(I)-catalyzed Diels-Alder reaction of propargylic phosphonium salts and longer chained alkyne-functionalized phosphonium salts with 1,3-dienes led to dihydroaromatic phosphonium salt intermediates which were directly used in a one-pot Wittig-type olefination reaction with aldehydes. Subsequent oxidation led to styrene- and stilbene-type products under formation of three new carbon-carbon bonds in a single synthetical step starting from three variable starting materials. The E/Z stereoselectivities of the products revealed that the dihydroaromatic phosphonium ylides behave as semistabilized ylides giving predominantly the E-configured products. The application of unsymmetrical 1,3-dienes as well as internal phosphonium functionalized alkynes is also described.

  15. Diels-Alder reactions using 4,7-dioxygenated indanones as dienophiles for regioselective construction of oxygenated 2,3-dihydrobenz[f]indenone skeleton

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    Full Text Available Regioselective construction of 4,8,9-trioxygenated 2,3-dihydrobenz[f]indenones, key intermediates for the synthesis of kinamycin antibiotics, was achieved via Diels-Alder reactions (DAR using 4,7-dioxygenated indanone-type compounds as dienophiles. Reaction of indanetrione with 1-methoxybutadiene gave a 1 : 1 mixture of undesired 4,5,9-trioxygenated 2,3-dihydrobenz[f]indenone and [4.4.3]propellane. The addition of Lewis acid did not affect the product ratio, whereas the use of the 6-bromoindanetrione exclusively afforded the latter propellane. On the other hand, DAR of benzyne derived from bromoindan and furan gave 5,8-epoxy-2,3-dihydrobenz[f]indene, which was subjected to acid-induced ring opening to give 2,3-dihydrobenz[f]indenone with undesired 4,5,9-trioxy functions.

  16. Prediction of the chemo- and regioselectivity of Diels-Alder reactions of o-benzoquinone derivatives with thiophenes by means of DFT-based reactivity indices (United States)

    Ghomri, Amina; Mekelleche, Sidi Mohamed


    Global and local reactivity indices derived from density functional theory were used to elucidate the regio- and chemoselectivity of Diels-Alder reactions of masked o-benzoquinones with thiophenes acting as dienophiles. The polarity of the studied reactions is evaluated in terms of the difference of electrophilicity powers between the diene and dienophile partners. Preferential cyclisation modes of these cycloadditions are predicted using Domingo's polar model based on the local electrophilicity index, ωk, of the electrophile and the local nucleophilicity index, Nuk, of the nucleophile. The theoretical calculations, carried out at the B3LYP/6-311G(d,p) level of theory, are in good agreement with experimental findings.

  17. Synthesis and characterization of a novel double cross-linked hydrogel based on Diels-Alder click reaction and coordination bonding. (United States)

    Li, Shubin; Wang, Lu; Yu, Xuemei; Wang, Chengli; Wang, Zhenyu


    Hydrogels, promising biological materials, need to have both strong mechanical properties and also inherent self-healing properties. In this work a double cross-linked network (DN) hydrogel was designed and prepared by combining a Diels-Alder click reaction and coordination effects. This DN hydrogel had good thermodynamic properties, anti-EDTA performance and self-healing properties. In addition, the mechanical properties, swelling properties and surface morphology of DN hydrogels can be controlled by adjusting the ratio of Fe 3+ -catechol. The adjustment of pH value can change the color, crosslinking mode and mechanical properties of the DN hydrogel. This smart hydrogel created from DA click chemistry and coordination effects has significance for guiding the design of new hydrogels with good mechanical properties, self-healing properties and controlled cross-link density. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  18. Phomanolides A and B from the Fungus Phoma sp.: Meroterpenoids Derived from a Putative Tropolonic Sesquiterpene via Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions. (United States)

    Zhang, Jinyu; Liu, Ling; Wang, Bo; Zhang, Yang; Wang, Lili; Liu, Xingzhong; Che, Yongsheng


    Phomanolides A (1) and B (2), unique meroterpenoids with new pentacyclic and tetracyclic skeletons, respectively, and phomanoxide (3), the double-epoxidation product of a putative biosynthetic precursor of 1 and 2, were isolated from the solid substrate fermentation cultures of the fungus Phoma sp., along with the known compound eupenifeldin (4). The structures of 1-3 were elucidated based on NMR spectroscopic data and electronic circular dichroism calculations and further secured by X-ray crystallography. Biogenetically, compounds 1 and 2 could be derived from a hypothetical monotropolonic sesquiterpene intermediate via hetero-Diels-Alder reactions. Compound 4 showed potent antiproliferative effects against three human glioma cell lines, with IC50 values of 0.08-0.13 μM.

  19. Isolation and stereochemical assignment of phthalides resulting from the Diels-Alder reaction between 5-isopropoxyfuran-2(5H)-one and cyclopentadiene (United States)

    Resende, G. C.; Alvarenga, E. S.; Willoughby, P. H.


    Naturally occurring phthalides and their synthetic analogs, feature a wide range of bioactivities. In our work, the Diels-Alder reaction between 5-isopropoxyfuran-2(5H)-one and cyclopentadiene was chosen as the key step to obtain tetrahydroisobenzofuran-1(3H)-one derivatives. The anti-endo (major), anti-exo and syn-endo adducts were isolated and structurally elucidated by nmr experiments. In order to rationalize the experimental finding, chemical shifts were predicted by theoretical calculations using density functional theory at B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) and B3LYP/6-311 + G(2d,p) levels. The goodness-of-fit between calculated and experimental data was evaluated by comparing mean absolute errors and applying DP4 probability methodology. Results demonstrated that DP4 probability of combined data (13C and 1H) is the most efficient method for assignment of the correct diastereoisomers.

  20. The Diels-Alder-reaction with inverse-electron-demand, a very efficient versatile click-reaction concept for proper ligation of variable molecular partners. (United States)

    Wiessler, Manfred; Waldeck, Waldemar; Kliem, Christian; Pipkorn, Ruediger; Braun, Klaus


    The ligation of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for working with image processing systems in diagnostics (MRT) attracts increasing notice and scientific interest. The Diels-Alder ligation Reaction with inverse electron demand (DAR(inv)) turns out to be an appropriate candidate. The DAR(inv) is characterized by a specific distribution of electrons of the diene and the corresponding dienophile counterpart. Whereas the reactants in the classical Diels-Alder Reaction feature electron-rich diene and electron-poor dienophile compounds, the DAR(inv) exhibits exactly the opposite distribution of electrons. Substituents with pushing electrones increase and, with pulling electrons reduce the electron density of the dienes as used in the DAR(inv).We report here that the DAR(inv) is an efficient route for coupling of multifunctional molecules like active peptides, re-formulated drugs or small molecules like the alkyalting agent temozolomide (TMZ). This is an example of our contribution to the "Click chemistry" technology. In this case TMZ is ligated by DAR(inv) as a cargo to transporter molecules facilitating the passage across the cell membranes into cells and subsequently into subcellular components like the cell nucleus by using address molecules. With such constructs we achieved high local concentrations at the desired target site of pharmacological action. The DAR(inv) ligation was carried out using the combination of several technologies, namely: the organic chemistry and the solid phase peptide synthesis which can produce 'tailored' solutions for questions not solely restricted to the medical diagnostics or therapy, but also result in functionalizations of various surfaces qualified amongst others also for array development.We like to acquaint you with the DAR(inv) and we like to exemplify that all ligation products were generated after a rapid and complete reaction in organic solutions at room temperature, in high purity, but also, hurdles and difficulties on

  1. Computational and Experimental Studies on the Hetero-Diels-Alder ...

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    derivatives having great biological and medicinal importance. KEYWORDS. Enaminones, cycloadditions, sulphene, DFT, SCRF. 1. Introduction. One of the most widely used reactions in multiple step synthesis1 of natural products and heterocyclic compounds is the Diels-Alder. (DA) reaction.2 This reaction is of great value ...

  2. Diels-Alder Reactions of 12-Hydroxy-9(10®20-5aH-abeo-abieta-1(10,8(9,12(13-triene-11,14-dione

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    Shougang Hu


    Full Text Available 12-Hydroxy-9(10®20-5aH-abeo-abieta-1(10,8(9,12(13-triene-11,14-dione (quinone 2 served as the dienophile in numerous intermolecular Diels-Alder reactions. These cycloadditions were conducted either thermally (including microwave heating or with Lewis acid activation. While most dienes reacted with quinone 2 in good chemical yield, others were incompatible under the experimental conditions used.

  3. Covalently crosslinked diels-alder polymer networks.

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    Bowman, Christopher (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Adzima, Brian J. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Anderson, Benjamin John


    This project examines the utility of cycloaddition reactions for the synthesis of polymer networks. Cycloaddition reactions are desirable because they produce no unwanted side reactions or small molecules, allowing for the formation of high molecular weight species and glassy crosslinked networks. Both the Diels-Alder reaction and the copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) were studied. Accomplishments include externally triggered healing of a thermoreversible covalent network via self-limited hysteresis heating, the creation of Diels-Alder based photoresists, and the successful photochemical catalysis of CuAAC as an alternative to the use of ascorbic acid for the generation of Cu(I) in click reactions. An analysis of the results reveals that these new methods offer the promise of efficiently creating robust, high molecular weight species and delicate three dimensional structures that incorporate chemical functionality in the patterned material. This work was performed under a Strategic Partnerships LDRD during FY10 and FY11 as part of a Sandia National Laboratories/University of Colorado-Boulder Excellence in Science and Engineering Fellowship awarded to Brian J. Adzima, a graduate student at UC-Boulder. Benjamin J. Anderson (Org. 1833) was the Sandia National Laboratories point-of-contact for this fellowship.

  4. 1-acetylvinyl acrylates: new captodative olefins bearing an internal probe for the evaluation of the relative reactivity of captodative against electron-deficient double bonds in Diels-Alder and Friedel-Crafts reactions

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    Herrera, Rafael [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico). Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas. Dept. de Quimica Organica; Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mich. (Mexico). Inst. de Investigaciones Quimicobiologicas; Jimenez-Vazquez, Hugo A.; Delgado, Francisco; Tamariz, Joaquin [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico). Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas. Dept. de Quimica Organica]. E-mail:; Soederberg, Bjoern C.G. [West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (United States). C. Eugene Bennett Dept. of Chemistry


    The captodative olefins 1-acetylvinyl esters of methacrylic and trans-crotonic acids, 3a and 3b, have been prepared. The presence of a second double bond in the molecule, acting as an internal probe, allowed us to compare their relative reactivity in Diels-Alder and Friedel-Crafts reactions. The reactivity was evaluated with cyclopentadiene (6) as diene in Diels-Alder cycloadditions, and with furan (9) and thiophene (10) as heteroaromatic Friedel-Crafts substrates. In both processes, the captodative enone double bond proved to be more reactive than that in the acrylic moiety. FMO theory accounted for this chemo selectivity as a consequence of the major {pi} contribution of the enone to the LUMO of these molecules. The slight exo stereoselectivity observed in the cycloaddition to 6 parallels the higher stability of the corresponding transition state, according to the results of B3LYP/6-311G(d,p) calculations. (author)

  5. Computational and Experimental Studies on the Hetero-Diels-Alder ...

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    hetero-Diels-Alder (DTHDA) reactions emerged as an efficient methodology for the construction of ring fused ... explore the energetics of all reactants (1 and sulphene) and the corresponding cycloadducts (2 and 3) with ... large systems due to its computational efficiency compared with the MP2 level and above. Frequency ...

  6. Niobium Pentachloride Activation of Enone Derivatives: Diels-Alder and Conjugate Addition Products

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    Gil Valdo José da Silva


    Full Text Available Niobium pentachloride has proven to be a powerful activating agent for Diels-Alder or conjugate addition reactions of cycloenones. The Diels-Alder product was obtained only with an unsubstituted enone (cyclohexenone and the highly reactive diene cyclopentadiene; substituents in the b-position of enones seem to prevent Diels-Alder reaction: oxygenated substituents favor the formation of vinyl chlorides (ethyl ether or dichloromethane as solvents or enol ethers (ethyl acetate as solvent, while a methyl substituent prevents any kind of transformation with NbCl5. Less reactive dienes, furan and 2-methylfuran gave the conjugate addition products of the furan ring to the enone system.

  7. Solvent effect on the degree of (a)synchronicity in polar Diels-Alder reactions from the perspective of the reaction force constant analysis. (United States)

    Yepes, Diana; Martínez-Araya, Jorge I; Jaque, Pablo


    In this work, we computationally evaluated the influence of six different molecular solvents, described as a polarizable continuum model at the M06-2X/6-31+G(d,p) level, on the activation barrier/reaction rate, overall energy change, TS geometry, and degree of (a)synchronicity of two concerted Diels-Alder cycloadditions of acrolein (R1) and its complex with Lewis acid acrolein···BH3 (R2) to cyclopentadiene. In gas-phase, we found that both exothermicity and activation barrier are only reduced by about 2.0 kcal mol-1, and the asynchronicity character of the mechanism is accentuated when BH3 is included. An increment in the solvent's polarity lowers the activation energy of R1 by 1.3 kcal mol-1, while for R2 the reaction rate is enhanced by more than 2000 times at room temperature (i.e., the activation energy decreases by 4.5 kcal mol-1) if the highest polar media is employed. Therefore, a synergistic effect is achieved when both external agents, i.e., Lewis acid catalyst and polar solvent, are included together. This effect was ascribed to the ability of the solvent to favor the encounter between cyclopentadiene and acrolein···BH3. This was validated by the asymmetry of the TS which becomes highly pronounced when either both or just BH3 is considered or the solvent's polarity is increased. Finally, the reaction force constant κ(ξ) reveals that an increment in the solvent's polarity is able to turn a moderate asynchronous mechanism of the formation of the new C-C σ-bonds into a highly asynchronous one. Graphical abstract A synergistic effect is achieved when both external agents, i.e., Lewis acid catalyst and polar solvent, are included together: lowered energy barriers and increased asynchronicities.

  8. A study of the temperature dependent healing capabilities of new polymers based on Diels-Alder cycloaddition

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    Kötteritzsch, J.; Hager, M.D.; Schubert, U.S.; Bose, R.K.; Garcia Espallargas, S.J.; Van der Zwaag, S.


    Because of its thermal reversibility, the retro-Diels-Alder (RDA) reaction represents an appealing possibility to produce self-healing polymers with well-defined architectures and tunable properties [1]. However, the polymer architecture for which the Diels-Alder (DA) reaction can best be used to

  9. A Near-Infrared Photothermal Effect-Responsive Drug Delivery System Based on Indocyanine Green and Doxorubicin-Loaded Polymeric Micelles Mediated by Reversible Diels-Alder Reaction. (United States)

    Li, Hui; Li, Junjie; Ke, Wendong; Ge, Zhishen


    Near-infrared light (NIR) possesses great advantages for light-responsive controllable drug release, such as deep tissue penetration and low damage to healthy tissues. Herein, a NIR-responsive drug delivery system is developed based on a NIR dye, indocyanine green (ICG), and anticancer drug, doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded thermoresponsive block copolymer micelles, in which the drug release can be controlled via NIR irradiation. First, block copolymers, poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate)-block-poly(furfuryl methacrylate) (POEGMA-b-PFMA), are synthesized by sequential reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization, followed by modification with N-octyl maleimide through Diels-Alder (DA) reaction to produce POEGMA-b-POMFMA. The self-assembly of POEGMA-b-POMFMA by nano-precipitation in aqueous solution affords the polymeric micelles which are used to simultaneously encapsulate ICG and DOX. Upon irradiation by NIR light (805 nm), the loaded DOX is released rapidly from the micelles due to partial retro DA reaction and local temperature increase-induced faster drug diffusion by the photothermal effect. Cytotoxicity evaluation and intracellular distribution observation demonstrate significant synergistic effects of NIR-triggered drug release, photothermal, and chemotherapy toward cancer cells under NIR irradiation. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Hetero-Diels-Alder reactions of novel 3-triazolyl-nitrosoalkenes as an approach to functionalized 1,2,3-triazoles with antibacterial profile. (United States)

    Lopes, Susana M M; Novais, Juliana S; Costa, Dora C S; Castro, Helena C; Figueiredo, Agnes Marie S; Ferreira, Vitor F; Pinho E Melo, Teresa M V D; da Silva, Fernando de Carvalho


    The generation and reactivity of 3-triazolyl-nitrosoalkenes are reported for the first time. The study showed that hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of these heterodienes is an interesting synthetic strategy to functionalized 1,2,3-triazoles, including 1,2,3-triazolyl-pyrroles, 1,2,3-triazolyl-dipyrromethanes and 1,2,3-triazolyl-indoles. The evaluation of the antibacterial profile against Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains revealed the new 5,5'-diethyldipyrromethane bearing a side chain incorporating a triazole and oxime moieties. The antibacterial profile detected was within the Clinical and Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI) range and against important Staphylococcus species including Methicillin-resistant strain (S. aureus ATCC 25923, S. epidermidis ATCC 12228 and S. simulans ATCC 27851 and MRSA). Interestingly, this new 1,2,3-triazole presented hemocompatibility and low in silico toxicity profile similar to antibiotics current in use. It also has an usual antibiofilm activity against MRSA, which reinforced its potential as a new antibacterial prototype. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  11. Four mechanisms in the reactions of 3-aminopyrrole with 1,3,5-triazines: inverse electron demand Diels-Alder cycloadditions vs S(N)Ar reactions via uncatalyzed and acid-catalyzed pathways. (United States)

    De Rosa, Michael; Arnold, David; Hartline, Douglas


    Reaction of 3-aminopyrrole with seven 1,3,5-triazines was studied in a one-step reaction (in situ formation of 3-aminopyrrole) and a two-step reaction (using the tetraphenylborate salt and an amine base). An inverse-electron demand Diels-Alder reaction (IEDDA) was observed with R1 = CF3, CO2Et, and H with the formation of 5H-pyrrolo[3,2-d]pyrimidine derivatives. S(N)Ar was observed when 2,4,6-trifluoro- or 2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-triazine were used--1,3,5-triazines that had leaving groups. If excess 1,3,5-triazine was present the initial S(N)Ar product reacted further, in the presence of acid and water, with another equivalent of 1,3,5-triazine to give compounds containing three linked heterocyclic rings. No reaction was observed with R1 = C6H5 and OCH3. Four mechanisms are proposed to explain the experimental results: uncatalyzed and acid catalyzed inverse electron demand Diels-Alder cascades leading to cycloaddition, and uncatalyzed and acid-catalyzed S(N)Ar reactions leading, respectively, to single and double substitution products. Acid catalysis was a factor when there was reduced reactivity in either reactant.

  12. Asymmetric Diels Alder reactions and Michael type additions with 6(R)-3’(R)-Pantolactone-substituted-2H-Pyran-3(6H)-one.

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    Knol, Joop; Jansen, Johan F.G.A.; Bolhuis, Fré van; Feringa, Bernard


    The preparation of optically pure pyranone 2a, using d-pantolactone as a chiral auxiliairy, and its successful application in Diels Alder and Michael type additions with d.r.’s of 89/11 up to 100/0 is described.


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    The preparation of optically pure pyranone 2a, using d-pantolactone as a chiral auxiliairy, and its successful application in Diels Alder and Michael type additions with d.r.'s of 89/11 up to 100/0 is described.

  14. Cyclobutenone as a Highly Reactive Dienophile: Expanding Upon Diels-Alder Paradigms (United States)

    Li, Xiaohua; Danishefsky, Samuel J.


    Cyclobutenone was employed as a dienophile in Diels-Alder cycloadditions which provided diverse complex cycloadducts in good yields. Experimental outcome indicated that cyclobutenone was more reactive in comparison with 2-cyclopentenone or 2-cyclohexenone. In addition, cycloadducts bearing strained cyclobutanone moiety were able to undergo regioselective ring expansions to produce corresponding cyclopentanones, lactones, and lactams, which otherwise were difficultly obtained by direct Diels-Alder reactions. PMID:20698657

  15. Understanding the Polar Character Trend in a Series of Diels-Alder Reactions Using Molecular Quantum Similarity and Chemical Reactivity Descriptors

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    Alejandro Morales-Bayuelo


    Full Text Available In molecular similarity there is a premise “similar molecules tend to behave similarly”; however in the actual quantum similarity field there is no clear methodology to describe the similarity in chemical reactivity, and with this end an analysis of charge-transfer (CT processes in a series of Diels-Alder (DA reactions between cyclopentadiene (Cp and cyano substitutions on ethylene has been studied. The CT analysis is performed in the reagent assuming a grand canonical ensemble and the considerations for an electrophilic system using B3LYP/6-31G(d and M06-2X/6-311 + G(d,p methods. An analysis for CT was performed in agreement with the experimental results with a good statistical correlation (R2=0.9118 relating the polar character to the bond force constants in DA reactions. The quantum distortion analysis on the transition states (TS was performed using molecular quantum similarity indexes of overlap and coulomb showing good correlation (R2=0.8330 between the rate constants and quantum similarity indexes. In this sense, an electronic reorganization based on molecular polarization in terms of CT is proposed; therefore, new interpretations on the electronic systematization of the DA reactions are presented, taking into account that today such electronic systematization is an open problem in organic physical chemistry. Additionally, one way to quantify the similarity in chemical reactivity was shown, taking into account the dependence of the molecular alignment on properties when their position changes; in this sense a possible way to quantify the similarity of the CT in systematic form on these DA cycloadditions was shown.

  16. An unexpected double Diels-Alder reaction of (E)-2-bromo-4-aryl-1,3-pentadiene involving [1,5]-hydrogen migration and HBr elimination: synthesis of bicyclo[2.2.2]octene derivatives. (United States)

    Huang, Pingping; Liu, Lingyan; Chang, Weixing; Li, Jing


    An unexpected double Diels-Alder (DDA) reaction of (E)-2-bromo-4-aryl-1,3-pentadiene was developed and resulted in a series of "butterfly-like" bicyclo[2.2.2]octene derivatives in moderate to good yields without the need for a metal catalyst. The proposed mechanism involves a [1,5]-sigmatropic hydrogen migration and HBr elimination. Through this decisive [1,5]-hydrogen shift step, the electronic properties and steric hindrance of the conjugated diene substrate are completely altered and the DDA reaction of this potential diene synthon is successfully achieved. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. On the Reaction of 1,3-Diphenylisobenzofuran and (2-Iodoethynyl(phenyliodonium Triflate. A Unique Case of Oxygen Transfer from the Diels-Alder Adduct to the Diene

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    Full Text Available Reaction of 1,3-diphenylisobenzofuran (DPIBF with 2-(iodoethynyl(phenyl-iodonium triflate at room temperature gave the expected Diels-Alder adduct, but using an excess of DFIBF (2 equiv. and performing the reaction at 55 °C or heating at this temperature during the concentration stage, the initial orange solution or product mixture became dark brown and the products 1,2-phenylene-1,2-bis(phenylmethanone and 2-(3-iodo-1,4-diphenylnaphthyl(phenyliodonium triflate were obtained, which suggests an oxygen transfer between DPIBF and the initial adduct.

  18. On the reaction of 1,3-diphenylisobenzofuran and (2-iodoethynyl)(phenyl)iodonium triflate. A unique case of oxygen transfer from the Diels-Alder adduct to the diene. (United States)

    Camps, Pelayo; Gómez, Tània; Lozano, David; Calvet, Teresa; Font-Bardia, Mercè


    Reaction of 1,3-diphenylisobenzofuran (DPIBF) with 2-(iodoethynyl)(phenyl)-iodonium triflate at room temperature gave the expected Diels-Alder adduct, but using an excess of DFIBF (2 equiv.) and performing the reaction at 55 °C or heating at this temperature during the concentration stage, the initial orange solution or product mixture became dark brown and the products 1,2-phenylene-1,2-bis(phenylmethanone) and 2-(3-iodo-1,4-diphenylnaphthyl)(phenyl)iodonium triflate were obtained, which suggests an oxygen transfer between DPIBF and the initial adduct.

  19. Insights into the Diels-Alder Reaction between 3-Vinylindoles and Methyleneindolinone without and with the Assistance of Hydrogen-Bonding Catalyst Bisthiourea: Mechanism, Origin of Stereoselectivity, and Role of Catalyst. (United States)

    Yan, Chao-Xian; Yang, Fan; Yang, Xing; Zhou, Da-Gang; Zhou, Pan-Pan


    The Diels-Alder reaction between 3-vinylindoles and methyleneindolinone can proceed both under catalyst-free conditions and with bisthiourea as the catalyst. The reaction with bisthiourea is much faster and results in higher stereoselectivity of the product. The reaction mechanism, origin of stereoselectivity, and role of the catalyst were elaborated based on quantum mechanical calculations and theoretical methods of reactivity indices, NCI, QTAIM, and distortion/interaction models. In the uncatalyzed reaction, the two C-C bonds that are formed undergo conversion from noncovalent to covalent bonding via a concerted asynchronous mechanism. The weak intermolecular interactions formed in the transition state play important roles. The difference between the interaction and distortion energies is responsible for the stereoselectivity. In the catalyzed reaction, bisthiourea induces both the diene and dienophile to approach it via weak intermolecular interactions, which greatly lowers the energy barrier of the reaction and leads to the product with excellent stereoselectivity. The possible pathways of this reaction were explored, which suggested that the formation of the two C-C bonds goes through either a stepwise or concerted asynchronous mechanism. These results detail the reaction mechanism and shed light on both the significant role of the bisthiourea catalyst and the origin of stereoselectivity for this type of Diels-Alder reaction and related ones.

  20. Direct and Indirect Determinations of Elementary Rate Constants H + O2: Chain Branching; the Dehydration of tertiary-Butanol; the Retro Diels-Alder Reaction of Cyclohexene; the Dehydration of Isopropanol (United States)

    Heyne, Joshua S.

    Due to growing environmental concern over the continued use of fossil fuels, methods to limit emissions and partially replace fossil fuel use with renewable biofuels are of considerable interest. Developing chemical kinetic models for the chemistry that affects combustion properties is important to understanding how new fuels affect combustion energy conversion processes in transportation devices. This thesis reports the experimental study of several important reactions (the H + O2 branching reaction, the key decomposition reactions of tertiary-butanol, the dehydration reaction of isopropanol, and the retro Diels-Alder reaction of cyclohexene) and develops robust analysis methods to estimate the absolute uncertainties of specific elementary rate constants derived from the experimental data. In the study of the above reactions, both a direct and indirect rate constant determination technique with associated uncertainty estimation methodologies are developed. In the study of the decomposition reactions, a direct determination technique is applied to experimental data gathered in preparation of this thesis. In the case of the dehydration reaction of tertiary-butanol and the retro Diels-Alder reaction of cyclohexene, both of which are used as internal standards for relative rate studies (Herzler et al. 1997) and chemical thermometry (Rosado-Reyes et al. 2013) , analysis showed an ˜20 K difference in the reaction rate between the reported results and the previous recommendations. In light of these discrepancies, an uncertainty estimation of previous recommendations illuminated an uncertainty of at least 20 K for the dehydration reaction of tertiary-butanol and the retro Diels-Alder reaction of cyclohexene, thus resolving the discrepancies. The determination of the H + O2 branching reaction and decomposition reactions of isopropanol used an indirect determination technique. The uncertainty of the H + O2 branching reaction rate is shown to be underestimated by previous

  1. Quantifying Possible Routes for SpnF-Catalyzed Formal Diels-Alder Cycloaddition. (United States)

    Medvedev, Michael G; Zeifman, Alexey A; Novikov, Fedor N; Bushmarinov, Ivan S; Stroganov, Oleg V; Titov, Ilya Yu; Chilov, Ghermes G; Svitanko, Igor V


    The Diels-Alder reaction is a cornerstone of modern organic synthesis. Despite this, it remains essentially inaccessible to biosynthetic approaches. Only a few natural enzymes catalyze even a formal [4 + 2] cycloaddition, and it remains uncertain if any of them proceed via the Diels-Alder mechanism. In this study, we focus on the [4 + 2] cycloaddition step in the biosynthesis of spinosyn A, a reaction catalyzed by SpnF enzyme, one of the most promising "true Diels-Alderase" candidates. The four currently proposed mechanisms (including the Diels-Alder one) for this reaction in water (as a first-order approximation of the enzymatic reaction) are evaluated by an exhaustive quantum mechanical search for possible transition states (728 were found in total). We find that the line between the recently proposed bis-pericyclic [J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (11), 3631] and Diels-Alder routes is blurred, and favorable transition states of both types may coexist. Application of the Curtin-Hammett principle, however, reveals that the bis-pericyclic mechanism accounts for ∼83% of the reaction flow in water, while the classical Diels-Alder mechanism contributes only ∼17%. The current findings provide a route for modeling this reaction inside the SpnF active site and inferring the catalytic architecture of possible Diels-Alderases.

  2. Elucidation of Diels-Alder Reaction Network of 2,5-Dimethylfuran and Ethylene on HY Zeolite Catalyst

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    Do, Phuong T. M. [Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States); McAtee, Jesse R. [Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States); Watson, Donald A. [Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States); Lobo, Raul F. [Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)


    The reaction of 2,5-dimethylfuran and ethylene to produce p-xylene represents a potentially important route for the conversion of biomass to high-value organic chemicals. Current preparation methods suffer from low selectivity and produce a number of byproducts. Using modern separation and analytical techniques, the structures of many of the byproducts produced in this reaction when HY zeolite is employed as a catalyst have been identified. From these data, a detailed reaction network is proposed, demonstrating that hydrolysis and electrophilic alkylation reactions compete with the desired Diels–Alder/dehydration sequence. This information will allow the rational identification of more selective catalysts and more selective reaction conditions.

  3. Sequential Diels?Alder/[3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement reactions of ?-nitrostyrene with 3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene


    Wade, Peter A; Alma Pipic; Matthias Zeller; Panagiota Tsetsakos


    The tin(IV)-catalyzed reaction of β-nitrostyrene with (E)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene in toluene afforded two major nitronic ester cycloadducts in 27% and 29% yield that arise from the reaction at the less substituted diene double bond. Also present were four cycloadducts from the reaction at the higher substituted diene double bond, two of which were the formal cycloadducts of (Z)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene. A Friedel–Crafts alkylation product from the reaction of the diene, β-nitrostyrene, and tol...

  4. High performance addition-type thermoplastics (ATTs) - Evidence for the formation of a Diels-Alder adduct in the reaction of an acetylene-terminated material and a bismaleimide (United States)

    Pater, R. H.; Soucek, M. D.; Chang, A. C.; Partos, R. D.


    Recently, the concept and demonstration of a new versatile synthetic reaction for making a large number of high-performance addition-type thermoplastics (ATTs) were reported. The synthesis shows promise for providing polymers having an attractive combination of easy processability, good toughness, respectable high temperature mechanical performance, and excellent thermo-oxidative stability. The new chemistry involves the reaction of an acetylene-terminated material with a bismaleimide or benzoquinone. In order to clarify the reaction mechanism, model compound studies were undertaken in solutions as well as in the solid state. The reaction products were purified by flash chromatography and characterized by conventional analytical techniques including NMR, FT-IR, UV-visible, mass spectroscopy, and high pressure liquid chromatography. The results are presented of the model compound studies which strongly support the formation of a Diels-Alder adduct in the reaction of an acetylene-terminated compound and a bismaleimide or benzoquinone.

  5. Lipase-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis of naphtho[2,3-c]furan-1(3H)-one derivatives by a one-pot dynamic kinetic resolution/intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction: Total synthesis of (-)-himbacine. (United States)

    Sugiyama, Koji; Kawanishi, Shinji; Oki, Yasuhiro; Kamiya, Marin; Hanada, Ryosuke; Egi, Masahiro; Akai, Shuji


    One-pot sequential reactions using the acyl moieties installed by enzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution of alcohols have been little investigated. In this work, the acryloyl moiety installed via the lipase/oxovanadium combo-catalyzed dynamic kinetic resolution of a racemic dienol [4-(cyclohex-1-en-1-yl)but-3-en-2-ol or 1-(cyclohex-1-en-1-yl)but-2-en-1-ol] with a (Z)-3-(phenylsulfonyl)acrylate underwent an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction in a one-pot procedure to produce an optically active naphtho[2,3-c]furan-1(3H)-one derivative (98% ee). This method was successfully applied to the asymmetric total synthesis of (-)-himbacine. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Reações de Diels-Alder entre compostos carbonílicos a,b-insaturados e ciclopentadieno Diels-Alder reactions between a,b- insaturated carbonyl compounds and cyclopentadiene

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    Fernanda Ferraz Camilo


    Full Text Available We review herewith the use of solids such as activated alumina and other modern Lewis acid catalysts, as well as the influence of different solvents, including water, on the title reactions, described in the last seven years.

  7. Synthesis of a Phlorin from a Meso-Fused Anthriporphyrin by a Diels-Alder Strategy. (United States)

    Aslam, Adil S; Hong, Jung-Ho; Shin, June-Ho; Cho, Dong-Gyu


    An anthracene-containing meso-fused carbaporphyrin, which has extended π-conjugation pathways as compared to the corresponding naphthalene-containing carbaporphyrin, has been synthesized. The weak global aromaticity of the anthriporphyrin also allowed its use as the diene for a Diels-Alder reaction with dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate (DMAD). The resulting phlorin contains an interesting bicyclic structure. Moreover, to the best of our knowledge, this phlorin is the first Diels-Alder adduct of a diene forming part of the global π-conjugation pathway of an aromatic porphyrinoid. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Schleyer hyperconjugative aromaticity and Diels-Alder reactivity of 5-substituted cyclopentadienes. (United States)

    Levandowski, Brian J; Zou, Lufeng; Houk, K N


    Schleyer's discovery of hyperconjugative aromaticity and antiaromaticity in 5-substituted cyclopentadienes further expanded our understanding of the pervasive influence of aromaticity. Acceptors induce antiaromatic character by Schleyer's negative hyperconjugative aromaticity, and donors have the opposite effect. We computationally explored the Diels-Alder reactivity of 5-substituted cyclopentadienes with ethylene and maleic anhydride. The predicted billionfold difference in the computed gas phase rate constants at room temperature for the Diels-Alder reactions of 5-substituted cyclopentadienes with ethylene or maleic anhydride results from differences in the transition state distortion energies, which are directly related to the hyperconjugative aromaticity of these molecules. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Hetero-Diels-Alder approach to Bis(indolyl)methanes. (United States)

    Grosso, Carla; Cardoso, Ana L; Rodrigues, Maria João; Marques, Cátia; Barreira, Luísa; Lemos, Américo; Pinho E Melo, Teresa M D V


    A novel synthetic approach to bis(indolyl)methanes has been established. Our one-pot synthetic strategy based on two consecutive hetero-Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions of electrophilic conjugated nitrosoalkenes with indoles was extended to a range of new 1-hydroxyiminomethyl-bis(indolyl)methanes. Furthermore, a similar and broad range approach was applied to the synthesis of previously unknown 1-hydrazonomethyl-bis(indolyl)methanes. The biological evaluation of the new bis(indolyl)methanes as anti-cancer agents was investigated. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Annulated 2,2’-Bipyridine Analogues with Attached Cycloalkene and Piperidine Rings via Sequential Diels-Alder Reaction of 5,5’-bi-1,2,4-triazinesâ€

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    D. Branowska


    Full Text Available Synthesis of bisfunctionalized unsymmetrical 2,2’-bipyridines 8 or their sulfonyl derivatives 12a,b are described. They were prepared via the Diels-Alder reaction of 1-methyl-4-pyrrolidin-1-yl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (6 with 3,3’-bis(methyl- sulfanyl-5,5’-bi-1,2,4-triazine (1. The reaction leads to the single cycloaddition product 7 which undergoes Diels-Alder reaction with cyclic enamines 2a,b to give unsymmetrical 2,2’-bipyridine derivatives 8, consisting of the two different heterocyclic units: cycloalkeno[c]pyridine and 2,6-naphthyridine.

  11. Diversity-Oriented Approaches to Polycyclics and Bioinspired Molecules via the Diels-Alder Strategy: Green Chemistry, Synthetic Economy, and Beyond. (United States)

    Kotha, Sambasivarao; Chavan, Arjun S; Goyal, Deepti


    We describe diverse approaches to various dienes and their utilization in the Diels-Alder reaction to produce a variety of polycycles. The dienes covered here are prepared by simple alkylation reaction or via the Claisen rearrangement or by enyne metathesis of alkyne or enyne building blocks. Here, we have also included the Diels-Alder chemistry of dendralenes, a higher analog of cross-conjugated dienes. The present article is inclusive of o-xylylene derivatives that are generated in situ starting with benzosultine or benzosulfone derivatives. The Diels-Alder reaction of these dienes with various dienophiles gave diverse polycyclic systems and biologically important targets.

  12. Vinyl quinones as Diels-Alder dienes: concise synthesis of (-)-halenaquinone. (United States)

    Kienzler, Michael A; Suseno, Sandy; Trauner, Dirk


    A concise asymmetric synthesis of (-)-halenaquinone is described. The synthesis features a diastereoselective Heck cyclization to set a quaternary center as well as a novel intramolecular inverse-electron-demand Diels-Alder reaction involving a vinyl quinone. The synthesis is highly convergent and features a minimal amount of protecting group manipulations.

  13. Specific Binding of Liposomal Nanoparticles through Inverse Electron-Demand Diels-Alder Click Chemistry

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    Brand, Christian; Iacono, Pasquale; Pérez-Medina, Carlos; Mulder, Willem J. M.; Kircher, Moritz F.; Reiner, Thomas


    Here, we report a method to specifically bind liposomal radiopharmaceuticals to a CoCrMo alloy, which can be used in arterial stents, via an irreversible inverse electron-demand Diels-Alder reaction. Inspired by recent accomplishments in pre-targeted imaging using tetrazine-trans-cyclooctene click

  14. DNA-based asymmetric catalysis : Sequence-dependent rate acceleration and enantioselectivity

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    Boersma, Arnold J.; Klijn, Jaap E.; Feringa, Ben L.; Roelfes, Gerard


    This study shows that the role of DNA in the DNA-based enantioselective Diels-Alder reaction of azachalcone with cyclopentadiene is not limited to that of a chiral scaffold. DNA in combination with the copper complex of 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (Cu-L1) gives rise to a rate acceleration of up to

  15. Double-Diels-Alder Approach to Maoecrystal V. Unexpected C-C Bond-Forming Fragmentations of the [2.2.2]-Bicyclic Core. (United States)

    Smith, Brandon R; Njardarson, Jon T


    Synthetic studies toward maoecrystal V are reported. An oxidative dearomatization/Diels-Alder cascade to assemble the natural product carbocyclic core in one step is proposed. A facile electrocyclization is shown to suppress the intramolecular allene Diels-Alder pathway. This obstacle is alleviated via a stepwise approach with an allene equivalent to access the key cyclopentadiene-fused [2.2.2]-bicyclic core. Upon treatment with Lewis acid, the proposed intramolecular hetero-Diels-Alder reaction is cleanly and unexpectedly diverted either via C-C bond-forming fragmentation to the spiro-indene product (when R = OMe) or via elimination (when R = H).

  16. Dimerization of quercetin, Diels-Alder vs. radical-coupling approach: a joint thermodynamics, kinetics, and topological study. (United States)

    Fourré, Isabelle; Di Meo, Florent; Podloucká, Pavlína; Otyepka, Michal; Trouillas, Patrick


    Quercetin is a prototypical antioxidant and prominent member of flavonoids, a large group of natural polyphenols. The oxidation of quercetin may lead to its dimerization, which is a paradigm of the more general polyphenol oligomerization. There exist two opposing mechanisms to describe the dimerization process, namely radical-coupling or Diels-Alder reactions. This work presents a comprehensive rationalization of this dimerization process, acquired from density functional theory (DFT) calculations. It is found that the two-step radical-coupling pathway is thermodynamically and kinetically preferred over the Diels-Alder reaction. This is in agreement with the experimental results showing the formation of only one isomer, whereas the Diels-Alder mechanism would yield two isomers. The evolution in bonding, occurring during these two processes, is investigated using the atoms in molecules (AIM) and electron localization function (ELF) topological approaches. It is shown that some electron density is accumulated between the fragments in the transition state of the radical-coupling reaction, but not in the transition state of the Diels-Alder process. Graphical Abstract Quantum chemistry calculations of the dimerization process of quercetin show that a radical coupling approach is preferred to a Diels-Alder type reaction, in agreement with experimental results. Analysis of the bonding evolution highlights the reaction mechanism.

  17. Synthèse de réseaux polymères thermoréversibles par réaction de Diels-Alder


    Okhay, Nidhal


    This study focuses on the application of the Diels-Alder reaction in the synthesis of thermoreversible polymer networks and compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends. The studied polymers are polymethyl methacrylate and polyurethane. Thermoreversible networks were obtained by a Diels-Alder involving furan-maleimide couple. The furan or maleimide functionalized polymers were obtained either by chemical modification of a commercial polymer (case of PMMA) or by polyaddition reaction (case o...

  18. A Diels-Alder super diene breaking benzene into C2H2 and C4H4 units (United States)

    Inagaki, Yusuke; Nakamoto, Masaaki; Sekiguchi, Akira


    Cyclic polyene with six carbon atoms (benzene) is very stable, whereas cyclic polyene with four carbon atoms (cyclobutadiene) is extremely unstable. The electron-withdrawing pentafluorophenyl group of a substituted cyclobutadiene lowers the energy of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital, greatly increasing its reactivity as a diene in Diels-Alder reactions with acetylene, ethylene and even benzene. Here we show that the reaction with benzene occurs cleanly at the relatively low temperature of 120 °C and results in the formal fragmentation of benzene into C2H2 and C4H4 units, via a unique Diels-Alder/retro-Diels-Alder reaction. This is a new example of the rare case where breaking the C-C bond of benzene is possible with no activation by a transition metal.

  19. Diels-Alder Cycloaddition of Cyclopentadiene and C60 at the Extreme High Pressure. (United States)

    Yang, Tao; Fukuda, Ryoichi; Cammi, Roberto; Ehara, Masahiro


    High-pressure Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction of fullerenes is an important synthetic method for the thermally stable cycloadducts. The effects of high pressure on the potential energy surfaces of Diels-Alder cycloaddition of cyclopentadiene and C60 were studied with a recently developed approach, the polarizable continuum model for extreme pressure (XP-PCM). It is revealed that the high pressure reduces the activation energies and increases reaction energies drastically, making the DA reaction more favorable. The pressure effects on the reaction energetics can be divided into the cavitation and electronic contributions. For the activation energy, the cavitation contribution is significant in comparison with the electronic contribution. To assist future experiments, the activation volume and reaction volume were computed on the basis of the relationship between activation energy or reaction energy with the pressure as a consequence of the fitting linear correlation between activation energy or reaction energy with the pressure.

  20. Biotransformation of a cage-like diels-alder adduct and derivatives by Mucor ramosissimus samutsevitsch Biotransformação de um aduto de diels-alder cage-like e derivados por Mucor ramosissimus samutsevitsch

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    Felicia Megumi Ito


    Full Text Available The present study aimed to evaluate the ability for biotransformation of the Diels-Alder adduct tricyclo[,7]undeca-4,9-dien-3,6-dione (1 and two synthetic derivatives by the saprobe fungus Mucor ramosissimus Samutsevitsch. Products from oxidation, isomerization and, regioselective and enantioselective reduction were achieved.Neste trabalho avaliou-se a capacidade de biotransformação do aduto de Diels-Alder triciclo[]undeca-4,9-dien-3,6-diona (1 e dois derivados sintéticos pelo fungo sapróbio Mucor ramosissimus Samutsevitsch. Produtos de oxidação, isomerização e redução regiosseletiva e enantiosseletiva foram obtidos.

  1. An N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Mediated, Enantioselective and Multicatalytic Strategy to Access Dihydropyranones in a Sequential Three-Component One-Pot Reaction. (United States)

    Fuchs, Patrick J W; Zeitler, Kirsten


    The multicatalytic generation of 3,5,6-trisubstituted 3,4-dihydropyranones with high enantioselectivity using a highly convergent strategy starting from commercially available precursors is reported. The operationally simple three-step, one-pot protocol merges H-bond and NHC catalysis to provide crucial, reactive β-unsubstituted enones from nitroalkenes as latent 1,2-biselectrophiles. These intermediates are directly funneled into a further NHC-catalyzed formal hetero-Diels-Alder reaction to deliver manifold chiral C(4)-unsubstituted dihydropyranones (typical ee >98%), allowing aliphatic and heteroaromatic substituents and hence expanding the scope of this Michael addition/lactonization.

  2. Diels-Alder trapping of in situ generated dienes from 3,4-dihydro-2H-pyran with p-quinone catalysed by p-toluenesulfonic acid. (United States)

    Mohan Raj, Radhakrishnan; Balasubramanian, Kalpattu K; Easwaramoorthy, Deivanayagam


    This comprehensive study portrays that p-toluenesulfonic acid is a more efficient catalyst for the reaction between p-quinones and 3,4-dihydro-2H-pyran, than the Lewis acids. The products were accomplished by the Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction and their mechanistic pathways have been formulated. The impact of C2 and C2,5 substituents of the p-quinones on the cycloaddition reaction has been explored. Remarkably, it is the first report to explore this kind of in situ generated diene for the Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction.

  3. Sequential Diels-Alder/[3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement reactions of β-nitrostyrene with 3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene. (United States)

    Wade, Peter A; Pipic, Alma; Zeller, Matthias; Tsetsakos, Panagiota


    The tin(IV)-catalyzed reaction of β-nitrostyrene with (E)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene in toluene afforded two major nitronic ester cycloadducts in 27% and 29% yield that arise from the reaction at the less substituted diene double bond. Also present were four cycloadducts from the reaction at the higher substituted diene double bond, two of which were the formal cycloadducts of (Z)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene. A Friedel-Crafts alkylation product from the reaction of the diene, β-nitrostyrene, and toluene was also obtained in 10% yield. The tin(IV)-catalyzed reaction of β-nitrostyrene with (Z)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene in dichloromethane afforded four nitronic ester cycloadducts all derived from the reaction at the higher substituted double bond. One cycloadduct was isolated in 45% yield and two others are formal adducts of the E-isomer of the diene. The product formation in these reactions is consistent with a stepwise mechanism involving a zwitterionic intermediate. The initially isolated nitronic ester cycloadducts underwent tin(IV)-catalyzed interconversion, presumably via zwitterion intermediates. Cycloadducts derived from the reaction at the less substituted double bond of (E)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene underwent a [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement on heating to afford 4-nitrocyclohexenes. Cycloadducts derived from the reaction at the higher substituted diene double bond of either diene failed to undergo a thermal rearrangement. Rates and success of the rearrangement are consistent with a concerted mechanism possessing a dipolar transition state. An initial assessment of substituent effects on the rearrangement process is presented.

  4. Effect of hydrostatic pressure, temperature, and solvent on the rate of the Diels-Alder reaction between 9,10-anthracenedimethanol and maleic anhydride (United States)

    Kiselev, V. D.; Kornilov, D. A.; Anikin, O. V.; Latypova, L. I.; Konovalov, A. I.


    The rate of the reaction between 9,10-anthracenedimethanol and maleic anhydride in 1,4-dioxane, acetonitrile, trichloromethane, and toluene is studied at 25, 35, 45°C in the pressure range of 1-1772 bar. The rate constants, enthalpies, entropies and activation volumes are determined. It is shown that the rate of reaction with 9,10-anthracenedimethanol is approximately one order of magnitude higher than with 9-anthracenemethanol.

  5. Photocatalytic Indole Diels-Alder Cycloadditions Mediated by Heterogeneous Platinum-Modified Titanium Dioxide. (United States)

    Pitre, Spencer P; Scaiano, Juan C; Yoon, Tehshik P


    Indole alkaloids represent an important class of molecules, with many naturally occurring derivatives possessing significant biological activity. One area that requires further development in the synthesis of indole derivatives is the Diels-Alder reaction. In this work, we expand on our previously developed heterogeneous protocol for the [4+2] cycloaddition of indoles and electron-rich dienes mediated by platinum nanoparticles supported on titanium dioxide semiconductor particles (Pt(0.2%)@TiO2) with visible-light irradiation. This reaction proceeds with broad scope and is more efficient per incident photon than the previous homogeneous method, and the catalyst can be easily recycled and reused.

  6. Diels-Alder Trapping of Photochemically Generated Dienes with Acrylic Esters: A Novel Approach to Photocured Polymer Film Development (United States)

    Ilhan, Faysal; Tyson, Daniel S.; Smith, Deedee; Meador, Mary Ann; Meador, Michael A.


    Diels-Alder cycloadditions have often been utilized in polymer synthesis as an alternative to condensation reactions. In our earlier efforts, we developed a new method for the preparation of linear aromatic polyimides, which employs o-quionodimethanes (o-QDMs), generated by a well-known photochemical reaction: the photoenolization of o-methylphenyl ketones. Photolysis of o-methylbenzophenone 1 produces hydroxy-o-quino- diemthane 2, which can be trapped with dienophiles, such as dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate, to efficiently yield the corresponding cycloadduct (Scheme 1). Here we extend this approach to a novel photocuring process for development of polymer films. We synthesized a series of molecules with multi o-mehtylphenyl ketone functionalities. We further investigated these molecules as photoreactive monomers to obtain polyester films through Diels-Alder cycloadditions.

  7. The Diels Alder/retro-Diels Alder concept on solid support : a study of the scope, limitations and conceivable applications as a traceless thermocleavable linker

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    Gieling, Reinerus Gerardus


    This thesis deals with the conceivable transfer of the Diels Alder/retro-Diels Alder concept to the solid phase in order to broaden the scope of the methodology to a combinatorial level. In addition, based on this methodology the development of a traceless thermocleavable linking system for

  8. Diels-Alder Cycloadditions: A MORE Experiment in the Organic Laboratory Including a Diene Identification Exercise Involving NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling (United States)

    Shaw, Roosevelt; Severin, Ashika; Balfour, Miguel; Nettles, Columbus


    Two Diels-Alder reactions are described that are suitable for a MORE (microwave-induced organic reaction enhanced) experiment in the organic chemistry laboratory course. A second experiment in which the splitting patterns of the vinyl protons in the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of two MORE adducts are used in conjunction with molecular…

  9. Diels-Alder Synthesis of endo-cis-N-phenylbicyclo[2.2.2]oct-5-en-2,3-dicarboximide (United States)

    Baar, Marsha R.; Wustholz, Kristin


    A study investigated the Diels-Alder synthesis of endo-cis-N-phenylbicyclo [2.2.2]oct-5-en-2,3-dicarboximide. The amount of time taken by a reaction between the 1,3-cyclohexadiene and N-phenylmaleimide at room temperature and also whether the desired cycloadduct would precipitate directly from the reaction mixture was examined.

  10. Studies toward the synthesis of palhinine lycopodium alkaloids: a Morita-Baylis-Hillman/intramolecular Diels-Alder approach. (United States)

    Sizemore, Nicholas; Rychnovsky, Scott D


    A synthetic route to the isotwistane core of palhinine lycopodium alkaloids is described. A Morita-Baylis-Hillman/intramolecular Diels-Alder (IMDA) strategy sets the vicinal all-carbon quaternary centers present in this family of natural products. The regioselectivity of the IMDA reaction is dictated by the conditions employed for silyl enol ether formation, with one set of conditions providing the core of cardionine and alternate conditions generating the desired isotwistane core of isopalhinine.

  11. Quantitative structure-activation barrier relationship modeling for Diels-Alder ligations utilizing quantum chemical structural descriptors (United States)


    Background In the present study, we show the correlation of quantum chemical structural descriptors with the activation barriers of the Diels-Alder ligations. A set of 72 non-catalysed Diels-Alder reactions were subjected to quantitative structure-activation barrier relationship (QSABR) under the framework of theoretical quantum chemical descriptors calculated solely from the structures of diene and dienophile reactants. Experimental activation barrier data were obtained from literature. Descriptors were computed using Hartree-Fock theory using 6-31G(d) basis set as implemented in Gaussian 09 software. Results Variable selection and model development were carried out by stepwise multiple linear regression methodology. Predictive performance of the quantitative structure-activation barrier relationship (QSABR) model was assessed by training and test set concept and by calculating leave-one-out cross-validated Q2 and predictive R2 values. The QSABR model can explain and predict 86.5% and 80% of the variances, respectively, in the activation energy barrier training data. Alternatively, a neural network model based on back propagation of errors was developed to assess the nonlinearity of the sought correlations between theoretical descriptors and experimental reaction barriers. Conclusions A reasonable predictability for the activation barrier of the test set reactions was obtained, which enabled an exploration and interpretation of the significant variables responsible for Diels-Alder interaction between dienes and dienophiles. Thus, studies in the direction of QSABR modelling that provide efficient and fast prediction of activation barriers of the Diels-Alder reactions turn out to be a meaningful alternative to transition state theory based computation. PMID:24171724

  12. A new approach to the synthesis of monomers and polymers incorporating furan/maleimide Diels-Alder adducts (United States)

    Banella, Maria Barbara; Gioia, Claudio; Vannini, Micaela; Colonna, Martino; Celli, Annamaria; Gandini, Alessandro


    The Diels-Alder reaction between furan and maleimide moieties is a well-known and widely used strategy to build bio-based macromolecular structures with peculiar properties. The furan-maleimide adducts are thermally reversible because they can be broken above about 120°C and recombined at lower temperatures. At the moment only the monomers exhibiting the furan or the maleimide moieties on their extremity are used in order to get linear or cross-linked polymeric structures. The innovative idea described here consists in using a monomer bearing two carboxylic acidic groups on its extremities and a furan-maleimide Diels-Alder adduct within its structure. This monomer can give rise to classical polycondensation reactions leading to polymers. These polymers (which are polyesters in the present case) can be broken at high temperatures in correspondence of the furane-maleimide Diels-Alder adduct leading to segments exhibiting furan or maleimide moieties at their extremities, which at lower temperature recombine leading to random or block copolymers.

  13. Reactivity of End-functionalized Polymers Containing Diels-Alder Functional Groups (United States)

    Meng, Yuan; Zhang, Yuan; Anthamatten, Mitchell


    Incorporation of reversible covalent bond into macromolecular systems has proven useful in engineering novel responsive architectures, and Diels-Alder bonding in this context is now well established. However, efficient synthesis of end-functionalized polymers is a major obstacle hindering further development of responsive and modular polymer architectures. In this current research, two immiscible polymers, poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and poly(benzyl methacrylate) (PBzMA) with controlled molecular weight, bearing terminal furan-maleimide groups, are prepared via Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. The reactivity of such end-functionalized polymers is explored to expose the relationship between chain composition and their ability to undergo modular cross-coupling to form monodisperse block copolymers. To elucidate how reaction conditions affect the efficiency of the Diels-Alder reaction, Hydrogen Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (H-NMR) and Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) techniques are actively applied. Experimental results will be interpreted on the basis of dissimilarity between interaction energies of polymer segments and the concentration of reactive groups.

  14. Recyclable thermosetting thermal pad using silicone-based polyurethane crosslinked by Diels-Alder adduct (United States)

    Kim, Jong-Woong; Lee, Da Hee; Jeon, Hee-Jeong; Jang, Sung Il; Cho, Hyun Min; Kim, Youngmin


    The recyclable silicone-based thermoset was successfully synthesized by making use of a Diels-Alder (DA) adduct as a cross-linker. The incorporation of the furan-tethered diol 1 into the polymer backbones realized the crosslinking of polymers via the DA reaction. The thermosetting polymer was dissolved in DMF after the retro DA reaction which was monitored by 1H NMR spectroscopy. Due to the retro DA reaction, polymer showed the mendable behavior when it was scratched followed by being heated. This polymer was mixed with alumina powders to fabricate the thermal pad. The thermal resistance of this pad was measured to be 0.48 K/W by a thermal transient test. The thermosetting composite was recycled via the retro DA reaction. The thermal resistance of the recycled one was similar to that of the original one.

  15. Diels-Alder addition to H2O@C60 an electronic and structural study (United States)

    Reveles, J. Ulises; Govinda, K. C.; Baruah, Tunna; Zope, Rajendra R.


    Exohedral reactivity of endohedral fullerenes has aroused a significant interest because of its potential applications. The present letter examines the effect of an entrapped single water molecule on the reactivity of C60. We study the thermodynamics and kinetics of a Diels-Alder reaction occurring at all non-identical bonds of free C60 and H2O@C60. Our calculations show that encapsulation of water does not have a significant effect on H2O@C60 reactivity compared to C60, as attested by the investigation of the reaction under several orientations of H2O inside C60. Reaction and activation energies indicate that [6,6] bonds are the most reactive sites.

  16. Fluorogenic Behaviour of the Hetero-Diels-Alder Ligation of 5-Alkoxyoxazoles with Maleimides and their Applications. (United States)

    Renault, Kévin; Jouanno, Laurie-Anne; Lizzul-Jurse, Antoine; Renard, Pierre-Yves; Sabot, Cyrille


    Fluorogenic reactions are largely underrepresented in the toolbox of chemoselective ligations despite their tremendous potential, particularly in chemical biology and biochemistry. In this respect, we have investigated in full detail the fluorescence behaviour of the azaphthalamide, a scaffold which is generated through a hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of 5-alkoxyoxazole and maleimide derivatives under mild conditions that are compatible with, among others, peptide chemistry. The scope and limitations of such a fluorogenic labelling strategy were examined through four distinct applications, which target enzymatic activities or bioorthogonal reactions. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Chiral BINOL-derived phosphoric acids: privileged Brønsted acid organocatalysts for C-C bond formation reactions. (United States)

    Zamfir, Alexandru; Schenker, Sebastian; Freund, Matthias; Tsogoeva, Svetlana B


    BINOL-derived phosphoric acids have emerged during the last five years as powerful chiral Brønsted acid catalysts in many enantioselective processes. The most successful transformations carried out with chiral BINOL phosphates include C-C bond formation reactions. The recent advances have been reviewed in this article with a focus being placed on hydrocyanations, aldol-type, Mannich, Friedel-Crafts, aza-ene-type, Diels-Alder, as well as cascade and multi-component reactions.

  18. Ultrasound-promoted direct functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in water via Diels-Alder "click chemistry". (United States)

    Le, Cuong M Q; Cao, Xuan Thang; Lim, Kwon Taek


    A facile and environmentally friendly strategy for grafting polymers onto the surface of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was demonstrated by Diels-Alder "click chemistry". Firstly, the copolymers of poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride) (PSM) were prepared by the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization and subsequently functionalized with furfuryl amine to introduce anchoring groups. The copolymers were then grafted on CNTs via the Diels-Alder reaction in water through a conventional heating-stirring route and ultrasound-assisted method. The obtained nanocomposite materials were characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The results indicated that the reaction rate under ultrasound irradiation was accelerated about 12 times than the one under the conventional heating-stirring condition without losing the grafting efficiency. The direct functionalization of CNTs formed a stably dispersed solution in water, promising a green and effective method for industrial process. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Enantioselective Total Syntheses of Kuwanon X, Kuwanon Y, and Kuwanol A. (United States)

    Gao, Lei; Han, Jianguang; Lei, Xiaoguang


    The first enantioselective total syntheses of (-)-kuwanon X, (+)-kuwanon Y, and (+)-kuwanol A have been accomplished by using asymmetric Diels-Alder cycloaddition promoted by chiral VANOL or VAPOL/boron Lewis acid. The biosynthesis-inspired asymmetric Diels-Alder cycloaddition shows high exo selectivity (exo/endo = 13/1), which was unprecedented in the previous total syntheses of related prenylflavonoid Diels-Alder natural products. An acid catalyzed intramolecular ketalization process enabled a biomimetic transformation to construct the polycyclic skeleton of kuwanol A efficiently.

  20. Revisiting the stability of endo/exo Diels-Alder adducts between cyclopentadiene and 1,4-benzoquinone

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    Tormena, Claudio F. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Dept. de Quimica Organica; Lacerda Junior, Valdemar [Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES), Vitoria, ES (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias Exatas. Dept. de Quimica; Oliveira, Kleber T. de [Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), Santo Andre, SP (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias Naturais e Humanas


    In this work it is presented a detailed theoretical analysis of the relative stability of endo/exo Diels-Alder adducts formed by the reaction between cyclopentadiene (1) and 1,4-benzoquinone (2). The intrinsic reaction coordinate (IRC) showed the existence of only one transition state for the reaction studied, for both endo 3 and exo 4 adducts. The energies of both adducts were obtained at high level of theory (CBS-Q) confirming that the endo adduct is more stable than exo, which is in the opposite way to the observed in reactions that usually follow Alder's rule. An electronic structure analysis was performed through NBO methodology, indicating that the attractive delocalization interaction predominates over the steric repulsive interaction in the endo adducts. In summary, for the studied cycloaddition reaction the endo adduct is the thermodynamic and kinetic product, which can be also confirmed by experimental data mentioned in this work. (author)

  1. Mild and modular surface modification of cellulose via hetero Diels-Alder (HDA) cycloaddition. (United States)

    Goldmann, Anja S; Tischer, Thomas; Barner, Leonie; Bruns, Michael; Barner-Kowollik, Christopher


    A combination of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization and hetero Diels-Alder (HDA) cycloaddition was used to effect, under mild (T ≈ 20 °C), fast, and modular conditions, the grafting of poly(isobornyl acrylate) (M(n) = 9800 g mol(-1), PDI = 1.19) onto a solid cellulose substrate. The active hydroxyl groups expressed on the cellulose fibers were converted to tosylate leaving groups, which were subsequently substituted by a highly reactive cyclopentadienyl functionality (Cp). By employing the reactive Cp-functionality as a diene, thiocarbonyl thio-capped poly(isobornyl acrylate) synthesized via RAFT polymerization (mediated by benzyl pyridine-2-yldithioformiate (BPDF)) was attached to the surface under ambient conditions by an HDA cycloaddition (reaction time: 15 h). The surface-modified cellulose samples were analyzed in-depth by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, elemental analysis, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy as well as Fourier transform infrared microscopy employing a focal plane array detector for imaging purposes. The analytical results provide strong evidence that the reaction of suitable dienophiles with Cp-functional cellulose proceeds under mild reaction conditions (T ≈ 20 °C) in an efficient fashion. In particular, the visualization of individual modified cellulose fibers via high-resolution FT-IR microscopy corroborates the homogeneous distribution of the polymer film on the cellulose fibers.

  2. Catalytic Effects of Oxide Surfaces on Diels-Alder Cycloaddition between Furan and Methyl Acrylate: A DFT Study (United States)

    Salavati-Fard, Taha; Jenness, Glen; Caratzoulas, Stavros; Doren, Douglas

    Using density functional theory with periodic boundary conditions, we study the catalytic effects of oxide surfaces such as ZrO_2 and HfO_2 on Diels-Alder reaction between furan and methyl acrylate. The cycloadduct can be dehydrated later to produce methyl benzoic which is an important step toward benzoic acid production. The gas-phase and on-surface reaction mechanisms are studied in detail. The surface hydration effects on the reaction mechanism and energy profile are studied as well. Our calculations show that the oxide surfaces catalyze the reaction significantly through the interaction of metal sites with methyl acrylate. The calculations are interpreted by making use of electronic density of states and band structure of the catalyst.

  3. Enantioselective solvent-free Robinson annulation reactions

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    initial formation of an acid-base complex followed by a Michael reaction and then an enantioselective cyclization. Such enantioselective cyclizations probably occur on the surface of S-proline crystals. Keywords. Enantioselective annulation; cyclization; S-proline; S-phenylalanine; d-camphorsulphonic acid. 1. Introduction.

  4. A Single Molecular Diels-Alder Crosslinker for Achieving Recyclable Cross-Linked Polymers. (United States)

    Chen, Shengli; Wang, Fenfen; Peng, Yongjin; Chen, Tiehong; Wu, Qiang; Sun, Pingchuan


    A triol-functional crosslinker combining the thermoreversible properties of Diels-Alder (DA) adducts in one molecule is designed, synthesized, and used as an ideal substitute of a traditional crosslinker to prepare thermal recyclable cross-linked polyurethanes with excellent mechanical properties and recyclability in a very simple and efficient way. The recycle property of these materials achieved by the DA/retro-DA reaction at a suitable temperature is verified by differential scanning calorimetry and in situ variable temperature solid-state NMR experiments during the cyclic heating and cooling processes. The thermal recyclability and remending ability of the bulk polyurethanes is demonstrated by three polymer processing methods, including hot-press molding, injection molding, and solution casting. It is notable that all the recycled cross-linked polymers display nearly invariable elongation/stress at break compared to the as-synthesized samples. Further end-group functionalization of this single molecular DA crosslinker provides the potential in preparing a wide range of recyclable cross-linked polymers. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. Catalysis in the Diels-Alder Cycloaddition of Biomass-Derived Furan and Methyl Acrylate by Transition Metal Oxide Surfaces. (United States)

    Salavati-Fard, Taha; Jenness, Glen; Caratzoulas, Stavros; Doren, Douglas

    Using computational methods, the catalytic effects of oxide surfaces on the Diels-Alder reaction between biomass-derived furan and methyl acrylate are investigated. The cycloadduct can be dehydrated later to produce methyl benzoic which is an important step toward benzoic acid production. Different systems such as clean, partially hydroxylated and fully hydroxylated ZrO2 are considered. The Langmuir and Eley-Rideal mechanisms are studied, as well. Our calculations show that the oxide surfaces catalyze the reaction significantly through the interaction of metal sites with the electron-poor reactant. The calculations are interpreted by making use of the total and projected electronic density of states and band structure of the catalyst. This material is based on work supported as part of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001004.

  6. Catalytic enantioselective Reformatsky reaction with ketones

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    Fernandez-Ibanez, M. Angeles; Macia, Beatriz; Minnaard, Adriaan J.; Feringa, Ben L.


    Chiral tertiary alcohols were obtained with good yields and enantioselectivities via a catalytic Reformatsky reaction with ketones, including the challenging diaryl ketones, using chiral BINOL derivatives.

  7. Intramolecular Diaza-Diels-Alder Protocol: A New Diastereoselective and Modular One-Step Synthesis of Constrained Polycyclic Frameworks. (United States)

    Srinivasulu, Vunnam; Reddy, Amarnath; Mazitschek, Ralph; Lukens, Amanda K; Wirth, Dyann F; Li, Liang; Naumov, Panče; O'Connor, Matthew John; Al-Tel, Taleb H


    Phenotype-based screening of diverse compound collections generated by privileged substructure-based diversity-oriented synthesis (pDOS) is considered one of the prominent approaches in the discovery of novel drug leads. However, one key challenge that remains is the development of efficient and modular synthetic routes toward the facile access of privileged small-molecule libraries with skeletal and stereochemical complexity and drug-like properties. In this regard, a novel and diverse one-pot procedure for the diastereoselective synthesis of privileged polycyclic benzopyrans and benzoxepines is described herein. These unexplored chemotypes were accessed by utilizing an acid-mediated diaza-Diels-Alder reaction of 2-allyloxy- and/or homoallyloxy benzaldehyde with 2-aminoazine building blocks. Profiling of representative analogues against blood-stage Plasmodium falciparum parasites identified three lead candidates with low micromolar antimalarial activity. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Diels-Alder Trapping of Photochemically Generated o-Quinodimethane Intermediates: An Alternative Route to Photocured Polymer Film Development (United States)

    Tyson, Daniel S.; Ilhan, Faysal; Meador, Mary Ann B.; Smith, Dee Dee; Scheiman, Daniel A.; Meador, Michael A.


    Photolysis of o-methylphenyl ketones generates bis-o-quinodimethane intermediates that can be trapped in situ by dienophiles through Diels-Alder cycloadditions. This well-known photochemical process is applied to a series of six new photoreactive monomers containing bis-(o-methylphenyl ketone) functionalities combined with diacrylate and triacrylate ester monomers for the development of acrylic ester copolymer blends. Irradiation of cyclohexanone solutions of the bis-(o-methylphenyl ketone)s and acrylate esters produce thin polymer films. Solid state 13C NMR data indicated 47- 100% reaction of the bis-(o-methylphenyl ketone)s, depending on experimental conditions, to yield the desired products. DSC and TGA analyses were performed to determine the glass transition temperature, T,, and onset of decomposition, Td, of the resulting polymer films. A statistical Design of Experiments approach was used to obtain a systematic understanding of the effects of experimental variables on the extent of polymerization and the final polymer properties.

  9. Pyrone Diels-Alder Routes to Indolines and Hydroindolines: Syntheses of Gracilamine, Mesembrine, and Δ(7) -Mesembrenone. (United States)

    Gan, Pei; Smith, Myles W; Braffman, Nathaniel R; Snyder, Scott A


    Although the Diels-Alder reaction has long been utilized for the preparation of numerous heterocycles, opportunities to extend its power remain. Herein, we detail a simple, modular, and robust approach that combines various amines regioselectively with 4,6-dichloropyrone to create substrates which, under appropriate conditions, can directly deliver varied indolines and hydroindolines through [4+2] cycloadditions with substitution patterns difficult to access otherwise. As an initial demonstration of the power of the strategy, several different natural products have been obtained either formally or by direct total synthesis, with efforts toward one of these-the complex amaryllidaceae alkaloid gracilamine-affording the shortest route to date in terms of linear step count. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Multicomponent Double Diels-Alder/Nazarov Tandem Cyclization of Symmetric Cross-Conjugated Diynones to Generate [6-5-6] Tricyclic Products. (United States)

    Carmichael, Rachael A; Chalifoux, Wesley A


    The construction of complex polycyclic terpenoid products in an efficient and step-economical manner using multicomponent and tandem processes is highly valuable. Herein, we report a tandem cyclization sequence that initiates with a multicomponent double Diels-Alder reaction of cross-conjugated diynones, followed by a Nazarov cyclization to efficiently produce [6-5-6] tricyclic products with excellent regio- and diastereoselectivity. This methodology generates five new carbon-carbon bonds, three rings, quaternary or vicinal quaternary carbons, and stereogenic centers in a one-pot reaction. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Synthesis of cyclopentadienyl capped polyethylene and subsequent block copolymer formation via hetero Diels-Alder (HDA) chemistry. (United States)

    Espinosa, Edgar; Glassner, Mathias; Boisson, Christophe; Barner-Kowollik, Christopher; D'Agosto, Franck


    In the current contribution it is demonstrated - for the first time - that poly(ethylene) (M(n) = 1,400 as well as 2,800 g  ·  mol(-1) , PDI = 1.2) can be readily equipped with highly reactive cyclopentadienyl (Cp) end groups. The Cp terminal poly(ethylene) can subsequently be reacted in an efficient hetero Diels-Alder (HDA) reaction with macromolecules (poly(isobornyl acrylate) (M(n) = 4,600 g  ·  mol(-1) , PDI = 1.10) and poly(styrene) (M(n) = 6,300 g  ·  mol(-1) , PDI = 1.13) featuring strongly electron withdrawing thiocarbonyl thio end groups, prepared via reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization employing benzylpyridin-2-yldithioformate (BPDF) as transfer agent. The resulting block copolymers have been analyzed via high-temperature size exclusion chromatography (SEC) as well as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The current system allows for the removal of the excess of the non-poly(ethylene) containing segment via filtration of the poly(ethylene)-containing block copolymer. However, the reaction temperatures need to be judiciously selected. Characterization of the generated block copolymers at elevated temperatures can lead - depending on the block copolymer type - to the occurrence of retro Diels-Alder processes. The present study thus demonstrates that RAFT-HDA ligation can be effectively employed for the generation of block copolymers containing poly(ethylene) segments. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Chemically reprogrammable metal organic frameworks (MOFs) based on Diels-Alder chemistry. (United States)

    Nayab, Sana; Trouillet, Vanessa; Gliemann, Hartmut; Hurrle, Silvana; Weidler, Peter G; Rashid Tariq, Saadia; Goldmann, Anja S; Barner-Kowollik, Christopher; Yameen, Basit


    We present the reversible Diels-Alder functionalization of metal organic frameworks (MOFs). Cyclopentadiene (Cp) functional MOFs are ligated with dienophiles to fabricate functional MOFs with a reprogrammable chemical nature. Our strategy thus constitutes an unprecedented concept for chemically dynamic MOFs able to be recoded.

  13. Thermally reversible rubber-toughened thermoset networks via Diels-Alder chemistry

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    Araya-Hermosilla, R.; Fortunato, G.; Pucci, A.; Raffa, P.; Polgar, L.; Broekhuis, A. A.; Pourhossein, P.; Lima, G. M. R.; Beljaars, M.; Picchioni, F.

    In this work we present a reversible and toughened thermoset system based on the covalent incorporation of a furane functionalized ethylene-propylene rubber (EPM-Fu) into a thermoset furane functionalized polyketone (PK-Fu) via Diels-Alder (DA) reversible cross-linking with bismaleimide (b-MA).

  14. Diels-Alder functionalized carbon nanotubes for bone tissue engineering: in vitro/in vivo biocompatibility and biodegradability (United States)

    Mata, D.; Amaral, M.; Fernandes, A. J. S.; Colaço, B.; Gama, A.; Paiva, M. C.; Gomes, P. S.; Silva, R. F.; Fernandes, M. H.


    The risk-benefit balance for carbon nanotubes (CNTs) dictates their clinical fate. To take a step forward at this crossroad it is compulsory to modulate the CNT in vivo biocompatibility and biodegradability via e.g. chemical functionalization. CNT membranes were functionalised combining a Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction to generate cyclohexene (-C6H10) followed by a mild oxidisation to yield carboxylic acid groups (-COOH). In vitro proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human osteoblastic cells were maximized on functionalized CNT membranes (p,f-CNTs). The in vivo subcutaneously implanted materials showed a higher biological reactivity, thus inducing a slighter intense inflammatory response compared to non-functionalized CNT membranes (p-CNTs), but still showing a reduced cytotoxicity profile. Moreover, the in vivo biodegradation of CNTs was superior for p,f-CNT membranes, likely mediated by the oxidation-induced myeloperoxidase (MPO) in neutrophil and macrophage inflammatory milieus. This proves the biodegradability faculty of functionalized CNTs, which potentially avoids long-term tissue accumulation and triggering of acute toxicity. On the whole, the proposed Diels-Alder functionalization accounts for the improved CNT biological response in terms of the biocompatibility and biodegradability profiles. Therefore, CNTs can be considered for use in bone tissue engineering without notable toxicological threats.The risk-benefit balance for carbon nanotubes (CNTs) dictates their clinical fate. To take a step forward at this crossroad it is compulsory to modulate the CNT in vivo biocompatibility and biodegradability via e.g. chemical functionalization. CNT membranes were functionalised combining a Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction to generate cyclohexene (-C6H10) followed by a mild oxidisation to yield carboxylic acid groups (-COOH). In vitro proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human osteoblastic cells were maximized on functionalized CNT

  15. T3P- A Novel Catalyst for Aza-Diels-Alder Reaction: One-Pot Synthesis of Pyrano[3,2-c]quinolines and furano[3,2-c]quinolines

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    T. S. R. Prasanna


    Full Text Available T3P was found to be an efficient catalyst for the Aza-Diels–Alder reactions of aldimines with dihydropyran or dihydrofuran to afford the corresponding pyrano-and furo [3,2-c]quinolines in high yields with high diastereoselectivity in a short period of time.

  16. Pedagogical Comparison of Five Reactions Performed under Microwave Heating in Multi-Mode versus Mono-Mode Ovens: Diels-Alder Cycloaddition, Wittig Salt Formation, E2 Dehydrohalogenation to Form an Alkyne, Williamson Ether Synthesis, and Fischer Esterification (United States)

    Baar, Marsha R.; Gammerdinger, William; Leap, Jennifer; Morales, Erin; Shikora, Jonathan; Weber, Michael H.


    Five reactions were rate-accelerated relative to the standard reflux workup in both multi-mode and mono-mode microwave ovens, and the results were compared to determine whether the sequential processing of a mono-mode unit could provide for better lab logistics and pedagogy. Conditions were optimized so that yields matched in both types of…

  17. An intermolecular Diels-Alder cycloaddition under various condition between 1,3-cyclohexadiene and 7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hepta-2,5-diene-2,3-dicarboxylate

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    Full Text Available The reaction between 1,3-cyclohexadiene and dimethyl 7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hepta-2,5-diene-2,3-dicarboxylate both without a catalyst and with different catalysts, in both atmospheric and at high pressure, over 20 days were studied. At the end of the reactions, different products (retro Diels-Alder addition product 5 and Diels-Alder addition product 6 were obtained in different yields. When we look at the percentage of the addition product, it is observed that the yield of reaction at high pressure in water is the highest. All structures of these products were characterized by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, MS, and IR spectroscopy.

  18. Sn-PILC: A novel Efficient and Recyclable Catalyst for One-pot Three Component Povarov’s Inverse-electron-demand Hetero Diels-Alder Reaction for a Facile Synthesis of Tetrahydropyranoquinoline Derivatives under Neat Conditions

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    Megha Rai


    Full Text Available The Povarov’s inverse-electron-demand hetero Diels–Alder one-pot three components reaction of aromatic aldehyde, aromatic amine with DHF has been developed using Sn-PILC as a catalyst under a neat condition which may helpful to society to get pharmacologically more active compounds. In the present study a novel series of tetrahydroquinoline 4(a-f were synthesized and characterized by IR, 1HNMR, 13CNMR, Mass spectral analysis and elemental analysis. The synthetic details and characterization results are discussed. DOI:

  19. A theoretical investigation on the regioselectivity of the intramolecular hetero Diels-Alder and 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of 2-vinyloxybenzaldehyde derivatives

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    Full Text Available The present study reports a systematic computational analysis of the two possible pathways, fused and bridged, for an intramolecular hetero Diels-Alder (IMHDA and an intramolecular 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition (IMDCA of 2-vinyloxybenzaldehyde derivatives. The potential energy surface analysis for both reactions is in agreement with experimental observations. The activation energies associated with the two regioisomeric channels in IMHDA reaction show that the bridged product is favored, although in IMDCA, the most stable TS results the fused product. The global electronic properties of fragments within each molecule were studied to discuss the reactivity patterns and charge transfer direction in the intramolecular processes. The asynchronicity of the bond formation and aromaticity of the optimized TSs in the Diels-Alder reaction as well as cycloaddition reaction were evaluated. Finally, 1H NMR chemical shifts of the possible regioisomers have been calculated using the GIAO method which of the most stable products are in agreement with the experimental data in the both reaction.

  20. Novel Diels-Alder based self-healing epoxies for aerospace composites (United States)

    Coope, T. S.; Turkenburg, D. H.; Fischer, H. R.; Luterbacher, R.; van Bracht, H.; Bond, I. P.


    Epoxy resins containing Diels-Alder (DA) furan and maleimide moieties are presented with the capability to self-heal after exposure to an external heat source. A conventional epoxy amine system has been combined with furfuryl and maleimide functional groups in a two-step process, to avoid major side-reactions, and the concentration of a thermo-reversibly binding cross-linker was considered to balance thermoset and thermoplastic behaviours, and the subsequent self-healing performance. In the context of self-repair technologies an inbuilt ‘intrinsic’ self-healing system is deemed favourable as the healing agent can be placed in known ‘hot spot’ regions (i.e. skin-stringer run outs, ply drops and around drilled holes) where operational damage predominately occurs in load bearing aerospace structures. In this study, the mechanical and self-healing performance of furan functionalised epoxy resins containing varying amounts (10, 20, 30 or 40 pph) of bismaleimide were investigated using a bulk epoxy polymer tapered double cantilever beam test specimen geometry. Two forms, a thin film and a bulk material, were evaluated to account for future integration methods into fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. The highest healing efficiency, with respect to the obtained initial load value, was observed from the 20 pph bulk material derivative. The polymers were successful in achieving consistent multiple (three) healing cycles when heated at 150 °C for 5 min. This novel investigated DA material exhibits favourable processing characteristics for FRP composites as preliminary studies have shown successful coextrution with reinforcing fibres to form free standing films and dry fibre impregnation.

  1. Tandem Wittig/Diels-Alder diversification of genetically encoded peptide libraries. (United States)

    Triana, Vivian; Derda, Ratmir


    In this paper, we developed a tandem of two carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions to chemically diversify the libraries of peptides displayed on a bacteriophage. The Wittig reaction of a biotin-ester from a stabilized phosphorane ylide with model peptides containing N-terminal glyoxal exhibits reaction rates of 0.07 to 5 M -1 s -1 in water at pH 6.5-8. The log(k) scaled linearly with pH from pH 6 to 8; above pH 9 the reaction is accompanied by the hydrolysis of the ester functionality. Capture of the phage displaying the biotinylated product by streptavidin beads confirmed the rate of this reaction in a library of 10 8 peptides (k = 0.23 M -1 s -1 at pH = 6.5) and also confirmed the regioselectivity of this modification. Olefins introduced into the Wittig reaction can act as Michael acceptors: addition of glutathione, cysteamine, and DYKDDDDKC ("FLAG-Cys") peptide occurs with k = 0.12-4.1 M -1 s -1 at pH 7.8. Analogous reactions with the DYKDDDDKC peptide take place on phage-displayed peptides modified via the Wittig reaction. This reaction is manifested as a progressive emergence of a FLAG-epitope on the phage and detected by the capture of this phage using an anti-FLAG antibody. Olefins introduced into the Wittig reaction also act as dienophiles in the Diels-Alder reaction with cyclopentadiene. The conversion of the dienophile to norbornene-like adducts on the phage was observed by monitoring the disappearance of the thiol-reactive olefin on the phage. This report broadens the reaction scope of genetically-encoded peptide libraries displayed on the phage, expanding the structural diversity of these platforms and increasing their potential to be used in screening against important protein targets. The possibility of monitoring tandem reactions by the use of different labels illustrates the feasibility of obtaining highly functionalized peptides with chemical motifs impossible to achieve using conventional translational machinery.

  2. A diels-alder modulated approach to control and sustain the release of dexamethasone and induce osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (United States)

    Koehler, Kenneth C.; Alge, Daniel L.; Anseth, Kristi S.; Bowman, Christopher N.


    We report a new approach to controlled drug release based upon exploiting the dynamic equilibrium that exists between Diels-Alder reactants and products, demonstrating the release of a furan containing dexamethasone peptide (dex-KGPQG-furan) from a maleimide containing hydrogel. Using a reaction-diffusion model, the release kinetics were tuned to achieve sustained concentrations conducive to osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Efficacy was first demonstrated in a 2D culture model, in which dexamethasone release induced significant increases in alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and mineral deposition in hMSCs compared to a dexamethasone-free treatment. The results were similar to that observed with a soluble dexamethasone treatment. More dramatic differences were observed in 3D culture, where co-encapsulation of a dexamethasone releasing hydrogel depot within an hMSC-laden extracellular matrix mimetic poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel resulted in a local and robust osteogenic differentiation. ALP activity reached levels that were up to six times higher than the dexamethasone free treatment. Interestingly, at 5 and 10 day time points, the ALP activity exceeded the dexamethasone positive control, suggesting a potential benefit of sustained release in 3D culture. After 21 days, substantial mineralization comparable to the positive control was also observed in the hydrogels. Collectively, these results demonstrate Diels-Alder modulated release as an effective and versatile new platform for controlled drug delivery that may prove especially beneficial for sustaining the release of low molecular weight molecules in hydrogel systems. PMID:23465826

  3. Total synthesis of (-)-aritasone via the ultra-high pressure hetero-Diels-Alder dimerisation of (-)-pinocarvone. (United States)

    Uroos, Maliha; Pitt, Phillip; Harwood, Laurence M; Lewis, William; Blake, Alexander J; Hayes, Christopher J


    This paper describes a total synthesis of the terpene-derived natural product aritasone via the hetero-Diels-Alder [4 + 2] cyclodimerisation of pinocarvove, which represents the proposed biosyntheic route. The hetero-Diels-Alder dimerisation of pinocarvone did not proceed under standard conditions, and ultra-high pressure (19.9 kbar) was required. As it seems unlikely that these ultra-high pressures are accessible within a plant cell, we suggest that the original biosynthetic hypothesis be reconsidered, and alternatives are discussed.

  4. Molecular Engineering of Perylene Imides for High-Performance Lithium Batteries: Diels-Alder Extension and Chiral Dimerization. (United States)

    Li, Lei; Hong, Yu-Jian; Chen, Dong-Yang; Lin, Mei-Jin


    The search for high-performance electrode materials in organic rechargeable batteries remains a key challenge. Reported herein is a molecular structural modification of perylene imides, a promising class of redox-active electrode materials, for improved battery performance. The Diels-Alder extension of perylene imides at the lateral position led to the simultaneous incorporation of two electron-withdrawing carbonyl groups and extension of the π system, which is supposed to favor high specific capacity, operating voltage, and electronic conductivity. After the chiral dimerization of the extended species with 1,2-diaminocyclohexane, it was anticipated that the porosity and coulombic interactions with lithium ions would be promoted, which would be beneficial for fast reaction kinetics and long cycling life. As expected, in lithium batteries, the obtained chiral and π-extended tweezer, which features six imide groups and a porous solid-state network of 42.2 % accessible cell volume, was found to deliver a reversible capacity of 92.1 mA h g-1 at a charge/discharge rate of 1 C within an operating voltage window of 1.60-2.80 V versus Li+ /Li, around 75 and 50 % of which was maintained after 100 and 300 galvanostatic cycles, respectively, much better than those of unmodified species. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. Nuevas oxazinas con posible actividad antiparasitaria obtenidos por reacciones de hetero Diels-Alder


    Gamenara, Daniela; Seoane, Gustavo; Heinzen, Horacio; Moyna, Patrick


    Se prepararon 16 nuevas oxazinas con potencial actividad antiparasitaria por la reacción de Diels-Alder partiendo de dos series de dienos con estructuras diferentes (purpurogalina y derivados de cis-3,5-ciclohexadien- 1,2-dioles), y nitrosoarenos como dienófilos. La actividad biológica fué evaluada por ensayos in vitro frente a Plasmodium falciparum, Trypanosoma cruzi y T. brucei rhodesiense. Algunas de las oxazinas mostraron actividad en el rango de 8-50 µM, y pudieran ser compuestos de cabe...

  6. Lead tetraacetate oxidation of the Diels-Alder adduct of 7-dehydrocholestryl acetate with maleic anhydride

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    Full Text Available The Diels-Alder adduct (3, obtained by cycloaddition of 7-dehydrocholesteryl acetate (1 and maleic anhydride (2, was heated at ca. 90°C with a large excess of lead tetraacetate in pyridine solution for 5 h. Under these conditions, compound 3 underwent lactonization with the participation of the olefinic D6-double bond to give two isomeric monolactone derivatives, 9 and 10 (in a total yield of ca. 6%, and the bislactone product 11 (in 11.5% yield. The starting material was recovered in 36% yield.

  7. Solvent effects in acid-catalyzed dehydration of the Diels-Alder cycloadduct between 2,5-dimethylfuran and maleic anhydride (United States)

    Salavati-fard, Taha; Caratzoulas, Stavros; Doren, Douglas J.


    Dehydration of the cycloadduct produced from the Diels-Alder reaction between 2,5-dimethylfuran and maleic anhydride to 3,6-dimethylphthalic anhydride exemplifies an important step in producing platform chemicals from biomass. The mechanisms of dehydration and catalytic effects of Lewis and Brønsted acids are investigated with density functional theory. The uncatalyzed reaction has a very high activation barrier (68.7 kcal/mol) in the gas phase and it is not significantly affected by solvation. With a Lewis acid catalyst, modeled as an alkali ion, the activation barriers are reduced, but intermediates are also stabilized. The net effect in vacuum is that the energetic span, or apparent activation energy of the catalytic cycle, is 77.9 kcal/mol, even higher than the barrier in the uncatalyzed case. In solution, however, the energetic span is reduced by as much as 20 kcal/mol, due to differences in the solvation energy of the transition states and intermediates. In the case of a Brønsted acid catalyst, modeled as a proton, the gas phase transition state energies are reduced even more than in the Lewis acid case, and there is no strong stabilization of the intermediates. The energetic span in vacuum is only 13.8 kcal/mol and is reduced even further in solution. Brønsted acid catalysis appears to be the preferred mechanism for dehydration of this cycloadduct. Since the Diels-Alder reaction that produced the molecule has previously been shown to be catalyzed by Brønsted acids, this suggests that a single catalyst could be used to accelerate both steps.

  8. Determination of ergocalciferol in human plasma after Diels-Alder derivatization by LC–MS/MS and its application to a bioequivalence study

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    Pritesh Contractor


    Full Text Available An accurate, sensitive and selective method is developed for determination of ergocalciferol (vitamin D2 in human plasma using LC–MS/MS. After liquid-liquid extraction with n-hexane, ergocalciferol was derivatized by reacting with 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (PTAD, a strong dienophile based on Diels-Alder reaction. Ergocalciferol and its deuterated internal standard, ergocalciferol-d6, were analyzed on X Select CSH C18 (100 mm×4.6 mm, 2.5 µm column using acetonitrile and 0.1% (v/v formic acid in water containing 0.14% methylamine within 6.0 min under gradient elution mode. Tandem mass spectrometry in positive ionization mode was used to quantify ergocalciferol by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM. Entire data processing was done using Watson LIMS™ software which provided excellent data integrity and high throughput with improved operational efficiency. The major advantage of this method includes higher sensitivity (0.10 ng/mL, superior extraction efficiency (≥83% and small sample volume (100 µL for processing. The method was linear in the concentration range of 0.10–100 ng/mL for ergocalciferol. The intra-batch and inter-batch accuracy and precision (% CV values varied from 97.3% to 109.0% and 1.01% to 5.16%, respectively. The method was successfully applied to support a bioequivalence study of 1.25 mg ergocalciferol capsules in 12 healthy subjects. Keywords: Ergocalciferol, Diels-Alder reaction, 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione, LC–MS/MS, Human plasma

  9. Photothermal Conversion Triggered Precisely Targeted Healing of Epoxy Resin Based on Thermoreversible Diels-Alder Network and Amino-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes. (United States)

    Li, Qiu-Tong; Jiang, Miao-Jie; Wu, Gang; Chen, Li; Chen, Si-Chong; Cao, Yu-Xiao; Wang, Yu-Zhong


    In the present work, we demonstrated the recyclability and precisely targeted reparability of amino functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes-epoxy resin based on dynamic covalent Diels-Alder (DA) network (NH2-MWCNTs/DA-epoxy) by exploring the photothermal conversion of CNTs to trigger the reactions of dynamic chemical bonds. The covalent cross-linked networks of NH2-MWCNTs/DA-epoxy resin change their topology to linear polymer by thermally activated reverse Diels-Alder (r-DA) reactions at high temperatures, which endues the resin with almost 100% recyclability. The self-healing property of the epoxy resin was confirmed by the complete elimination of cracks after the reconstruction of DA network induced by heating or near-infrared (NIR) irradiation. For heat-triggered self-healing process, heat energy may also act on those uninjured parts of the resin and cause the dissociation of the whole DA network. Therefore, redundant r-DA and DA reactions, which have no contribution to self-healing, are also triggered during thermal treatment, resulting in not only a waste of energy but also the deformation of the sample under external force. Meanwhile, for the NIR-triggered self-healing process, the samples can maintain well their original shape without observable deformation after irradiation. The NIR-triggered healing process, which uses MWCNTs as the photothermal convertor, have very good regional controllability by simply tuning the MWCNTs content, the distance from NIR laser source to sample, and the laser power. The injured samples can be locally repaired with high precision and efficiency without an obvious influence on those uninjured parts.

  10. Sorocenols G and H, Anti-MRSA Oxygen Heterocyclic Diels-Alder-type Adducts from Sorocea muriculata Roots (United States)

    Bioassay-guided fractionation of a root extract of Sorocea muriculata led to the isolation and identification of two new oxygen heterocyclic Diels-Alder-type adducts, sorocenols G (1) and H (2), along with lupeol-3-(3'R-hydroxytetradecanoate) and oxyresveratrol. The structures of 1 and 2 were eluci...

  11. Diels-Alder based, thermo-reversible cross-linked epoxies for use in self-healing composites

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    Turkenburg, D.H.; Fischer, H.R.


    Epoxy resins are functionalized with Diels-Alder based thermo-reversible crosslinks to enable the fabrication of composites that are capable of multiple self-healing-repair processes. The key challenge in realizing a structural combination of conventional epoxy amine systems with furfuryl and

  12. Palladium-Catalyzed, Enantioselective Heine Reaction. (United States)

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


    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.

  13. Computational and Experimental Studies on the Hetero-Diels-Alder ...

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    Ab initio and density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been used to investigate the feasibility of cycloaddition reactions of enaminones 1 with sulphene. Specifically, the geometry optimizations, frequency calculations and self-consistent reactionfield (SCRF) solvent simulations in combination with higher-quality ...

  14. Synthesis and Spectral Characterization of Novel Spiroindan-1,3-Dione: A Diels Alder Adduct

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    N. D. Zargar


    Full Text Available DMSO/Ac2O reagent converts 1,3-indandione (1 to an unusual dimer 1H,1′H-2,2′-biindene-1,1′,3,3′(2H,2′H tetrone and a dimeric condensation product along with an ylide (1a at room temperature. This reagent also brings about oxidation of secondary alcohols to corresponding ketones, methyl thiomethylation, and N-hydroxymethylation in phthalimide and converts 4-hydroxycoumarins and dicoumarol to different oxidative and degradation products under varying conditions. However, when 1,3-indandione was refluxed with DMSO/Ac2O reagent at 150°C, it afforded a novel compound, 2-spiroindan 1,3-dione (2, a Diels Alder Adduct, analogous to (3 obtained upon treatment of 1,3-indandione with formaldehyde in presence of primary amines.

  15. A Tri-O-Bridged Diels-Alder Adduct from Cortex Mori Radicis

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    An-Qi Lu


    Full Text Available Sanggenon X, an unusual tri-O-bridged Diels-Alder adduct, was isolated from Cortex Mori Radicis. Its structure was established by spectroscopic analysis, including NMR and HR-MS (High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Sanggenon X contained three O-bridged rings, where the oxygenated bridgeheads were all quaternary carbons. Chemical methylation was carried out to deduce the linkages of the three O-bridges. The absolute configuration was determined by calculating the ECD (Electronic Circular Dichroism using the TDDFT (Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory method. Sanggenon X showed significant antioxidant activity against Fe2+-Cys-induced lipid peroxidation in rat liver microsomes, and was as effective as the positive control, curcumin.

  16. Asymmetric Diels-Alder Cycloadditions of Trifluoromethylated Dienophiles Under Trienamine Catalysis. (United States)

    Yuan, Xin; Zhang, Shan-Jun; Du, Wei; Chen, Ying-Chun


    β-Trifluoromethyl (CF3 ) enones were proved to act as good dienophiles in asymmetric normal-electron-demand Diels-Alder cycloadditions with 2,4-dienals under trienamine catalysis with a chiral secondary amine. The sequential reductive amination transformations with benzylamine produced cis- and trans-fused chiral trifluoromethylated octahydroisoquinolines in a diastereodivergent manner by using NaBH(OAc)3 and NaBH3 CN as the reductants, respectively. Moreover, other types of activated alkenes that bear a CF3 group have also been successfully utilized to construct a diverse range of chiral cyclic frameworks in high stereoselectivity. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. A Tri-O-Bridged Diels-Alder Adduct from Cortex Mori Radicis. (United States)

    Lu, An-Qi; Chen, Ming-Hua; Gao, Jie; Wang, Lu; Yang, Han-Yu; Li, Lan; Zhang, Bo; He, Hao-Ke; Wang, Su-Juan


    Sanggenon X, an unusual tri-O-bridged Diels-Alder adduct, was isolated from Cortex Mori Radicis. Its structure was established by spectroscopic analysis, including NMR and HR-MS (High Resolution Mass Spectrometry). Sanggenon X contained three O-bridged rings, where the oxygenated bridgeheads were all quaternary carbons. Chemical methylation was carried out to deduce the linkages of the three O-bridges. The absolute configuration was determined by calculating the ECD (Electronic Circular Dichroism) using the TDDFT (Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory) method. Sanggenon X showed significant antioxidant activity against Fe2+-Cys-induced lipid peroxidation in rat liver microsomes, and was as effective as the positive control, curcumin.

  18. An alternative enantioselective synthesis of (+)-tricyclodecadienone

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    Knol, J; Feringa, Bernard


    The enantiomerically pure endo-cycloadduct (2) under bar obtained from the thermal Diels-Alder reaction of SR-(1-menthyloxy)-2(5H)-furanone with cyclopentadiene is converted into (+)-tricyclo[,6)]decadi-4,8-en-3-one ((+)-(1) under bar) in a one-pot procedure via ring-opening with lithium

  19. Naturally occurring Diels-Alder-type adducts from Morus nigra as potent inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein tyrosine phosphatase B. (United States)

    Mascarello, Alessandra; Orbem Menegatti, Angela Camila; Calcaterra, Andrea; Martins, Priscila Graziela Alves; Chiaradia-Delatorre, Louise Domeneghini; D'Acquarica, Ilaria; Ferrari, Franco; Pau, Valentina; Sanna, Adriana; De Logu, Alessandro; Botta, Maurizio; Botta, Bruno; Terenzi, Hernán; Mori, Mattia


    Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) protein tyrosine phosphatases A and B (PtpA and PtpB) have been recognized as potential molecular targets for the development of new therapeutic strategies against tuberculosis (TB). In this context, we have recently reported that the naturally occurring Diels-Alder-type adduct Kuwanol E is an inhibitor of PtpB (Ki = 1.6 ± 0.1 μM). Here, we describe additional Diels-Alder-type adducts isolated from Morus nigra roots bark that inhibit PtpB at sub-micromolar concentrations. The two most potent compounds, namely Kuwanon G and Kuwanon H, showed Ki values of 0.39 ± 0.27 and 0.20 ± 0.01 μM, respectively, and interacted with the active site of the enzyme as suggested by kinetics and mass spectrometry studies. Molecular docking coupled with intrinsic fluorescence analysis and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) further characterized the interaction of these promising PtpB inhibitors. Notably, in an Mtb survival assay inside macrophages, Kuwanon G showed inhibition of Mtb growth by 61.3%. All these results point to the common Diels-Alder-type adduct scaffold, and highlight its relevance for the development of PtpB inhibitors as candidate therapeutics for TB. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  20. Conjugate addition–enantioselective protonation reactions

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    James P. Phelan


    Full Text Available 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.

  1. Random quaternary ammonium Diels-Alder poly(phenylene) copolymers for improved vanadium redox flow batteries (United States)

    Largier, Timothy D.; Cornelius, Chris J.


    This study analyzes the effect of quaternary ammonium homopolymer (AmPP) and ionic and non-ionic random unit copolymerization (AmPP-PP) of Diels-Alder poly(phenylene)s on electrochemical and transport properties, vanadium redox flow battery performance, and material stability. AmPP-PP materials were synthesized with IEC's up to 2.2 meq/g, displaying a carbonate form ion conductivity of 17.3 mS/cm and water uptake of 57.3%. Vanadium ion permeability studies revealed that the random copolymers possess superior charge carrier selectivity. For materials of comparable ion content, at 10 mA/cm2 the random copolymer displayed a 14% increase in coulombic efficiency (CE) corresponding to a 7% increase in energy efficiency. All quaternary ammonium materials displayed ex situ degradation in a 0.5 M V5+ + 5 M H2SO4 solution, with the rate of degradation appearing to increase with IEC. Preliminary studies reveal that the neutralizing counter-ion has a significant effect on VRB performance, proportional to changes in vanadium ion molecular diffusion.

  2. Iminium and enamine catalysis in enantioselective photochemical reactions (United States)

    Hörmann, Fabian M.


    Although enantioselective catalysis under thermal conditions has been well established over the last few decades, the enantioselective catalysis of photochemical reactions is still a challenging task resulting from the complex enantiotopic face differentiation in the photoexcited state. Recently, remarkable achievements have been reported by a synergistic combination of organocatalysis and photocatalysis, which have led to the expedient construction of a diverse range of enantioenriched molecules which are generally not easily accessible under thermal conditions. In this tutorial review, we summarize and highlight the most significant advances in iminium and enamine catalysis of enantioselective photochemical reactions, with an emphasis on catalytic modes and reaction types. PMID:29155908

  3. Development of new chiral auxiliary from the Diels-Alder adduct endo-tricyclo[,7] undeca-4 ,9-dien-3 ,6-dione

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    Suély Copini


    Full Text Available Stereochemistry control is very important in organic synthesis and it is a basic challenge in asymmetric synthesis. An approach widely used is making use of chiral auxiliary compounds. In this work it is showed the synthesis of highly optically pure rigid polycyclic compounds from the Diels-Alder adduct 1. Compounds 1-3 were prepared as described by Ito et. al. [1]. The alcohol (--3 was obtained by biotransformation of diketone 2 with Mucor ramosissimus, e.e.>99% (60%. The polycyclic halides 4-6 were synthesized (60-97% after treatment of alcohol (--3 with NBS, NIS and, NCS in dichloromethane, respectively. Compound 7 was prepared by reaction with p-toluenesulfonic acid, whilst 8 was prepared by treatment of (--3 with m-chloroperbenzoic acid. The strained polycylic alcohols 9-13 will be achieved by reduction of ketones 4-8 with NaBH4. All compounds were identified by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Due to intrinsic rigidity of the synthesized polycyclic, they could be of use as chiral auxiliary agents. Prochiral substrates can be readily attached by many ways to C-3 or through hydroxyl group found in compounds 8-13. The stereo-dirigent potential of these polycyclic can also be increased by directly or indirectly introduction of many groups at position C-3, or at adjacent positions to carbonyl or hydroxyl at C-3 and C-10.

  4. Origins and predictions of stereoselective antibody catalysis: theoretical analysis of Diels-Alder catalysis by 39A11 and its germ-line antibody. (United States)

    Zhang, Xiyun; Deng, Qiaolin; Yoo, Sandy H; Houk, K N


    The binding of enantiomeric haptens and transition states by the Schultz Diels-Alderase antibody 39A11 and its germ-line antibody were studied theoretically. The mechanisms by which one hapten and one transition state stereoisomer is recognized selectively are explored with docking simulations and quantum mechanical models. Transition states of the relevant Diels-Alder reaction were located with density functional theory. A prediction is made that the stereoselectivity of 39A11 will be achieved by two strategically placed hydrogen bonds and pi-stacking interactions of the maleimide with a binding-site tryptophan, arranged so as to coordinate one enantiomeric transition state. Binding of other ligands by antibody 39A11 and the germ-line antibody has also been investigated. The polyspecific nature of 39A11 and its germ-line precursor was found to originate from the general ability of the binding pockets to achieve hydrophobic binding of small organic substrates. Comparison of the highly homologous progesterone and Diels-Alderase antibodies (DB3, 1E9, and 39A11) highlights the fact that differences of several key residues in the binding pockets are sufficient to confer selectivity for different antigens.

  5. Enantioselective solvent-free Robinson annulation reactions

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    The enantioselective cyclization of the prochiral cyclic substrates 1 to 7 and 26, can be carried out in the neat using -proline as catalyst. The substrates 18 to 22 and 27 could not be cyclized with S-proline but could be cyclized with a mixture of -phenylalanine and -camphorsulphonic acid. The enantioselective ...

  6. Magnetic hyaluronic acid nanospheres via aqueous Diels-Alder chemistry to deliver dexamethasone for adipose tissue engineering. (United States)

    Jia, Yang; Fan, Ming; Chen, Huinan; Miao, Yuting; Xing, Lian; Jiang, Bohong; Cheng, Qifan; Liu, Dongwei; Bao, Weikang; Qian, Bin; Wang, Jionglu; Xing, Xiaodong; Tan, Huaping; Ling, Zhonghua; Chen, Yong


    Biopolymer-based nanospheres have great potential in the field of drug delivery and tissue regenerative medicine. In this work, we present a flexible way to conjugate a magnetic hyaluronic acid (HA) nanosphere system that are capable of vectoring delivery of adipogenic factor, e.g. dexamethasone, for adipose tissue engineering. Conjugation of nanospheres was established by aqueous Diels-Alder chemistry between furan and maleimide of HA derivatives. Simultaneously, a furan functionalized dexamethasone peptide, GQPGK, was synthesized and covalently immobilized into the nanospheres. The magnetic HA nanospheres were fabricated by encapsulating super-paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, which exhibited quick magnetic sensitivity. The aqueous Diels-Alder chemistry made nanospheres high binding efficiency of dexamethasone, and the vectoring delivery of dexamethasone could be easily controlled by a external magnetic field. The potential application of the magnetic HA nanospheres on vectoring delivery of adipogenic factor was confirmed by co-culture of human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). In vitro cytotoxicity tests demonstrated that incorporation of dexamethasone into magnetic HA nanospheres showed high efficiency to promote ASCs viabilities, in particular under a magnetic field, which suggested a promising future for adipose regeneration applications. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Cross-linking of rubber in the presence of multi-functional cross-linking aids via thermoreversible Diels-Alder chemistry

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    Polgar, L. M.; Fortunato, G.; Araya-Hermosilla, R.; van Duin, M.; Pucci, A.; Picchioni, F.

    Furan-functionalized polyketone (PK-FU) was added to a furan-functionalized ethylene-propylene rubber (EPM-FU). The mixture was subsequently cross-linked with a bismaleimide through Diels-Alder chemistry in order to improve the mechanical properties of the rubber. Infrared spectroscopy showed the

  8. Diels-Alder hydrogels with enhanced stability: First step toward controlled release of bevacizumab. (United States)

    Kirchhof, Susanne; Gregoritza, Manuel; Messmann, Viktoria; Hammer, Nadine; Goepferich, Achim M; Brandl, Ferdinand P


    Eight-armed PEG was functionalized with furyl and maleimide groups (8armPEG20k-Fur and 8armPEG20k-Mal); degradable hydrogels were obtained by cross-linking via Diels-Alder chemistry. To increase the stability to degradation, the macromonomers were modified by introducing a hydrophobic 6-aminohexanoic acid spacer between PEG and the reactive end-groups (8armPEG20k-Ahx-Fur and 8armPEG20k-Ahx-Mal). In an alternative approach, the number of reactive groups per macromonomer was increased by branching the terminal ends of eight-armed PEG with lysine (Lys) and Ahx residues (8armPEG20k-Lys-Ahx-Fur2 and 8armPEG20k-Lys-Ahx-Mal2). The hydrolytic resistance of the synthesized macromonomers was determined by UV spectroscopy; the obtained hydrogels were characterized by rheology and degradation studies. The degradation time of 5% (w/v) 8armPEG20k-Ahx hydrogels (28days) was twice as long as the degradation time of 5% (w/v) 8armPEG20k hydrogels (14days); this is explained by increased hydrolytic resistance of the maleimide group. Using dendritic 8armPEG20k-Lys-Ahx macromonomers substantially increased the stability of the resulting hydrogels; degradation of 5% (w/v) 8armPEG20k-Lys-Ahx hydrogels occurred after 34 weeks. 8armPEG20k hydrogels had the largest mesh size of all tested hydrogels, while hydrogels made from dendritic 8armPEG20k-Lys-Ahx macromonomers showed the smallest value. To evaluate their potential for the controlled release of therapeutic antibodies, the hydrogels were loaded with bevacizumab. The incorporated bevacizumab was released over 10 days (8armPEG20k) and 42days (8armPEG20k-Ahx), respectively; release from 8armPEG20k-Lys-Ahx hydrogels was not completed after 105 days. In summary, we believe that 8armPEG20k-Ahx or 8armPEG20k-Lys-Ahx hydrogels could serve as controlled release system for therapeutic antibodies such as bevacizumab. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Enantioselective aldol reactions catalyzed by chiral phosphine oxides. (United States)

    Kotani, Shunsuke; Sugiura, Masaharu; Nakajima, Makoto


    The development of enantioselective aldol reactions catalyzed by chiral phosphine oxides is described. The aldol reactions presented herein do not require the prior preparation of the masked enol ethers from carbonyl compounds as aldol donors. The reactions proceed through a trichlorosilyl enol ether intermediate, formed in situ from carbonyl compounds, which then acts as the aldol donor. Phosphine oxides activate the trichlorosilyl enol ethers to afford the aldol adducts with high stereoselectivities. This procedure was used to realize a directed cross-aldol reaction between ketones and two types of double aldol reactions (a reaction at one/two α position(s) of a carbonyl group) with high diastereo- and enantioselectivities. Copyright © 2013 The Chemical Society of Japan and Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Pentanidium-catalyzed enantioselective phase-transfer conjugate addition reactions

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    Ma, Ting


    A new chiral entity, pentanidium, has been shown to be an excellent chiral phase-transfer catalyst. The enantioselective Michael addition reactions of tert-butyl glycinate-benzophenone Schiff base with various α,β- unsaturated acceptors provide adducts with high enantioselectivities. A successful gram-scale experiment at a low catalyst loading of 0.05 mol % indicates the potential for practical applications of this methodology. Phosphoglycine ester analogues can also be utilized as the Michael donor, affording enantioenriched α-aminophosphonic acid derivatives and phosphonic analogues of (S)-proline. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

  11. Synthetic applications of aqueous accelerated [3,3] sigmatropic rearrangements of allyl vinyl ethers. [1,3] sigmatropic rearrangements of allyl vinyl ethers in 3 M lithium perchlorate-diethyl ether at ambient temperature. New methods to effect the retro Diels-Alder reaction of N-alkyl-2-azanorbornenes

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    Clark, J.D.


    Claisen rearrangements employed in the synthesis of natural and unnatural products that were heretofore difficult or impossible using conventional means are realized through the agency of water. Allyl vinyl ether 35, the unprotected form of McMurry's aphidicolin intermediate 7, rearranged after 24 h in 2.5:1 water/methanol at 80[degrees]C, affording aldehyde 40 in 70--85% yield. Acetaldehyde elimination witnessed using conventional reaction conditions was suppressed when employing water. The application of a Claisen rearrangement within the molecular framework of fenestranes was realized for the first time. Fenestrene vinyl ethers 28 and 30 rearranged to form the fenestrenes 29 and 31, respectively. Noteworthy is fenestrene 29, the first fenestrane synthesized possessing a trans-ring fusion common to two five-membered rings. The medium of 3.0 M lithium perchlorate-diethyl ether has been found to induce the rarely witnessed rearrangement of allyl vinyl ethers, despite the fact that the corresponding sigmatropic rearrangement is energetically more favorable. Yields are very good; however, in some instances the sigmatropic rearrangement and elimination processes compete slightly. Results from the observed stereoselectivities, concentration effects on reaction rate, and a crossover study indicate that these shifts take place via dissociated ions followed by recombination, and that the observed stereoselectivities are a result of unequal steric effects in the transition states for recombination. Copper(II) and sulfonic acid ion exchange resins have been found to readily catalyze the heterocycloreversion of N-alkyl-2-azanorbornenes to the corresponding primary amines, eliminating the necessity of employing a reactive dienophile to trap out the released cyclopentadiene.

  12. Preorganization in highly enantioselective diaza-Cope rearrangement reaction. (United States)

    Kim, Hae-Jo; Kim, Hyunwoo; Alhakimi, Gamil; Jeong, Eui June; Thavarajah, Nirusha; Studnicki, Lisa; Koprianiuk, Alicja; Lough, Alan J; Suh, Junghun; Chin, Jik


    Crystal structure and activation entropy data indicate that H-bond directed diaza-Cope rearrangement of chiral diimines takes place with a high degree of preorganization. CD spectroscopy and HPLC data show that there is inversion of stereochemistry for the reaction with excellent enantioselectivity.


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    Jong, Johannes C. de; Bolhuis, Fré van; Feringa, Bernard


    A new class of chiral dienophiles, 5-alkoxy-2(5H)-furanones, has been developed. Both enantiomers of 5-menthyloxy-2(5H)-furanone are readily available in enantiomerically pure form, starting from furfural and d- or l-menthol. Excellent diastereoselectivities (d.e. greater-than-or-equal-to 99%) are


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  17. Synthesis of novel plant oil derivatives: Furan and Diels-Alder reaction products (United States)

    Plant oils are useful sustainable raw materials for the development of new chemical products. In this work epoxidized soybean oil was treated with different acids, and variable amounts of furan structures were produced from the epoxidized linoleate moiety. From process studies, the highest yields of...

  18. Multistep Synthesis of a Terphenyl Derivative Showcasing the Diels-Alder Reaction (United States)

    Davie, Elizabeth A. Colby


    An adaptable multistep synthesis project designed for the culmination of a second-year organic chemistry laboratory course is described. The target compound is a terphenyl derivative that is an intermediate in the synthesis of compounds used in organic light-emitting devices. Students react a conjugated diene with dimethylacetylene dicarboxylate…

  19. Bio-based self-healing coatings based on thermo-reversible Diels-Alder reaction

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    Turkenburg, D.H.; Durant, Y.; Fischer, H.R.


    Stimulated by the growing demand for greener and more sustainable polymer systems we have studied thermoreversible polymer networks composed largely (> 83% w/w) of diethylitaconate of bio-based origin. A series of coating materials has been synthesized consisting of linear chains of diethylitaconate

  20. N-(furfural) chitosan hydrogels based on Diels-Alder cycloadditions and application as microspheres for controlled drug release. (United States)

    Montiel-Herrera, Marcelino; Gandini, Alessandro; Goycoolea, Francisco M; Jacobsen, Neil E; Lizardi-Mendoza, Jaime; Recillas-Mota, Maricarmen; Argüelles-Monal, Waldo M


    In this study, chitosan was chemically modified by reductive amination in a two-step process. The synthesis of N-(furfural) chitosan (FC) was confirmed by FT-IR and (1)H NMR analysis, and the degrees of substitution were estimated as 8.3 and 23.8%. The cross-linkable system of bismaleimide (BM) and FC shows that FC shared properties of furan-maleimide chemistry. This system produced non-reversible hydrogel networks by Diels-Alder cycloadditions at 85 °C. The system composed of BM and FC (23.8% substitution) generated stronger hydrogel networks than those of FC with an 8.3% degree of substitution. Moreover, the FC-BM system was able to produce hydrogel microspheres. Environmental scanning electron microscopy revealed the surface of the microspheres to be non-porous with small protuberances. In water, the microspheres swelled, increasing their volume by 30%. Finally, microspheres loaded with methylene blue were able to release the dye gradually, obeying second-order kinetics for times less than 600 min. This behavior suggests that diffusion is governed by the relaxation of polymer chains in the swelled state, thus facilitating drug release outside the microspheres. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Tandem one-pot synthesis of flavans by recyclable silica-HClO4 catalyzed Knoevenagel condensation and [4 + 2]-Diels-Alder cycloaddition. (United States)

    Bharate, Sandip B; Mudududdla, Ramesh; Bharate, Jaideep B; Battini, Narsaiah; Battula, Satyanarayana; Yadav, Rammohan R; Singh, Baldev; Vishwakarma, Ram A


    An efficient one-pot multi-component synthesis of flavans using perchloric acid supported on silica as a recyclable heterogeneous catalyst has been described. This is the first report of direct one-step construction of a flavan skeleton from a phenolic precursor. The method involves a Knoevenagel-type condensation leading to in situ formation of transient O-quinone methide which further undergoes [4 + 2]-Diels-Alder cycloaddition with styrene to yield a flavan skeleton. The method provides easy access to a wide range of bio-active natural products viz. flavonoids, anthocyanins and catechins.

  2. Synthesis of Pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrimidine Enantiomers via Domino Ring-Closure followed by Retro Diels-Alder Protocol

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    Beáta Fekete


    Full Text Available From 2-aminonorbornene hydroxamic acids, a simple and efficient method for the preparation of pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrimidine enantiomers is reported. The synthesis is based on domino ring-closure followed by microwave-induced retro Diels-Alder (RDA protocols, where the chirality of the desired products is transferred from norbornene derivatives. The stereochemistry of the synthesized compounds was proven by X-ray crystallography. The absolute configuration of the product is determined by the configuration of the starting amino hydroxamic acid.

  3. Synthesis of Pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrimidine Enantiomers via Domino Ring-Closure followed by Retro Diels-Alder Protocol. (United States)

    Fekete, Beáta; Palkó, Márta; Haukka, Matti; Fülöp, Ferenc


    From 2-aminonorbornene hydroxamic acids, a simple and efficient method for the preparation of pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrimidine enantiomers is reported. The synthesis is based on domino ring-closure followed by microwave-induced retro Diels-Alder (RDA) protocols, where the chirality of the desired products is transferred from norbornene derivatives. The stereochemistry of the synthesized compounds was proven by X-ray crystallography. The absolute configuration of the product is determined by the configuration of the starting amino hydroxamic acid.

  4. Controlling porosity in bridged polysilsesquioxanes through elimination reactions

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    McClain, M.D.; Loy, D.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Prabakar, S. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Advanced Materials Lab.


    The retro Diels-Alder reaction was used to modify porosity in hydrocarbon-bridged polysilsesquioxane gels. Microporous polysilsesquioxanes incorporating a thermally labile Diels-Alder adduct as the hydrocarbon bridging group were prepared by sol-gel polymerization of trans-2,3-bis(triethoxysilyl)norbornene. Upon heating the 2,3-norbornenylene-bridges polymers at temperatures above 250 C, the norbornenylene-bridging group underwent a retro Diels-Alder reaction losing cyclopentadiene and leaving behind a ethenylene-bridged polysilsesquioxane. Less than theoretical quantities of cyclopentadiene were volatilized indicating that some of the diene was either reacting with the silanol and olefinic rich material or undergoing oligomerization. Both scanning electron microscopy and nitrogen sorption porosimetry revealed net coarsening of pores (and reduction of surface area) in the materials with thermolysis.

  5. Studies on the Diels-Alder adduct from cyclopentadiene and p-benzoquinone: Biotransformation, enantiomeric excess and absolute configuration

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    Felipe Camargo Braga


    Full Text Available The use of microorganisms or isolated enzymes in synthetic routes has been extensively used by industry and academic research. A great advantage of biotransformation in a synthetic route is highly regio- and enatiosselective control, which can be achieved through microbial catalyzed reaction. Biotransformation is one of the most efficient methods in a production of high purity optical compounds and development of efficient routes for target molecules. Biotransformation by Mucor ramosissimus of enedione 1 gave the keto-alcohol (--2 with enantiomeric excess (ee>99,9% (determined by 1H NMR with [(+-Eu(hfc]3 and their epimer (--3. Determination of the absolute configuration of epimer (--3 was accomplished by controlled reaction and measuring of optical rotation (scheme 1. The fungus M. ramosissimus is a promising species to perform desymmetrization of diketones with high enantioselectivity.

  6. Synthesis and Reactions of Acenaphthenequinones-Part-2. The Reactions of Acenaphthenequinones

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    Mahmoud Shoukry


    Full Text Available The reactions of acenaphthenequinone and its derivatives with different nucleophiles, organic and inorganic reagents are reviewed. This survey also covers their oxidation and reduction reactions, in addition to many known reactions such as Friedel Crafts, Diels-Alder, bromination and thiolation.

  7. Preparation and Reaction Chemistry of Novel Silicon-Substituted 1,3-Dienes

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    Partha P. Choudhury


    Full Text Available 2-Silicon-substituted 1,3-dienes containing non transferrable groups known to promote transmetallation were prepared by Grignard chemistry and enyne metathesis. These dienes participated in one pot metathesis/Diels-Alder reactions in regio- and diastereoselective fashions. Electron-rich alkenes showed the fastest rates in metathesis reactions, and ethylene, a commonly used metathesis promoter slowed enyne metathesis. 2-Pyridyldimethylsilyl and 2-thienyldimethylsilyl substituted Diels-Alder cycloadducts participated in cross-coupling chemistry and the 2-thienyldimethylsilyl substituted cycloadducts underwent cross-coupling under very mild reaction conditions.

  8. Asymmetric Cycloaddition and Cyclization Reactions Catalyzed by Chiral N,N'-Dioxide-Metal Complexes. (United States)

    Liu, Xiaohua; Zheng, Haifeng; Xia, Yong; Lin, Lili; Feng, Xiaoming


    Catalytic asymmetric cycloadditions and cascade cyclizations are a major focus for the enantioselective construction of chiral carbo- and heterocycles. A number of chiral Lewis acids and organocatalysts have been designed for such reactions. The development of broadly applicable catalysts bearing novel chiral backbones to meet the demands of various applications is an ongoing challenge. Approximately 10 years ago, we introduced a group of conformationally flexible C2-symmetric N,N'-dioxide amide compounds, which represent a new class of privileged ligands. The coordination of the four oxygens of a chiral N,N'-dioxide around a central metal generates an octahedral tricyclometalated Lewis acid catalyst that can carry out various enantioselective reactions. In this Account, we summarize our recent studies on asymmetric cycloadditions between various dienophiles and dienes, dipoles and dipolarophiles, and cascade cyclizations catalyzed by chiral N,N'-dioxide-metal complexes. In principle, these unique chiral catalysts lower the LUMO energy of electron-deficient 2π components or heterodienes by coordination with the functional groups via various binding modes. With N-Boc-3-alkenyloxindole and alkylidene malonate as the electron-deficient 2π components, N,N'-dioxide-metal complexes provided excellent catalytic activities and asymmetric inductions for a variety of transformations, including [2 + 1], [3 + 2], [4 + 2], and [8 + 2] cycloadditions. Mechanistically, these substrates could be efficiently activated through bidentate coordination. The strategy was also useful for asymmetric cascade cyclizations to form polycyclic adducts. Monodentate or bidentate coordination of other α,β-unsubstituted carbonyl compounds to metal centers enabled both normal Diels-Alder reactions and inverse-electron-demand hetero-Diels-Alder reactions as well as [2 + 2] additions. Furthermore, hetero-Diels-Alder reactions of aldehydes, ketones, and imines are well-tolerated and afford various

  9. Lewis acid-promoted stereoselective Diels-Alder cycloaddition of captivated olefins acetylvinyl carboxylates and NMR structural study of their cyclopentadiene adducts

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    Garica de Alba, O.; Chanona, J.; Delgado, F.; Zepeda, G.; Labarrior, F.; Bates, R.W.; Bott, S.; Juaristi, E.; Tamariz, J. [Departament of organic chemistry, Escuela nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, IPN, Mexico (Mexico)


    A study of Lewis acid-promoted Diels-Alder cycloaddition of the captivated olefins 1-acetylvinyl 1 carboxylates 1 with cyclopentadiene is described. Catalyst, temperature and solvent were the assessed variables, the exo/endo ratio being more significantly modified by the first one. ZnI{sub 2} and TiCl{sub 4} showed the most remarkable effect with olefin 1a. giving very high and opposite stereoselectivity, since exo isomer 3 and endo 4 were the major adducts respectively. the steric effect of the carboxylate substituent of 1 could participate in controlling the stereoselectivity. Structural characterization of the adducts was made by NMR and X-ray analysis. Electronic and anisotropic effects are probably involved in unusual proton chemical shifts of the norbornene structure of the adducts. (Author) 28 refs.

  10. Enantioselective Henry reaction catalyzed by "ship in a bottle" complexes. (United States)

    Bania, Kusum K; Karunakar, Galla V; Goutham, Kommuru; Deka, Ramesh C


    Two chiral Schiff-base complexes of copper(II) have been successfully encapsulated inside the cavity of zeolite-NaY via a "ship in a bottle" synthesis method. The presence of the two complexes inside the cages of zeolite-Y has been confirmed based on various spectrochemical and physicochemical techniques, viz. FTIR, UV-vis/DRS, ESR, XPS, CV, EDX, SEM, and TGA. Zeolite-encapsulated chiral copper(II) Schiff-base complexes are found to give a high-enantioselective (84% ee, R conformation) nitro-aldol product at -20 °C. The encapsulated copper complexes are found to show higher catalytic efficiency than their homogeneous counterparts under identical conditions. Density functional theory (DFT) calculation has been implemented to understand the effect of the zeolite matrix on structural, electronic, and reactivity properties of the synthesized complexes. Theoretical calculation predicts that upon encapsulation into the zeolite matrix the Cu center becomes more susceptible to nucleophilic attack, favoring a nitro-aldol reaction. A plausible mechanism is suggested based on the experimental and theoretical results. The structures of reaction intermediates and transition state(s) involved in the catalytic cycle are derived using DFT.

  11. Enantioselective construction of spirocyclic oxindoles via Tandem michael/Michael reactions catalyzed by multifunctional quaternary phosphonium salt

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    Hongyu Wang; Yongjia Shang; Dongdong Cao; Jiaxing Zhang; Gang Zhao; Changwu Zheng


    The enantioselective construction of five-membered spirocyclic oxindoles via a double Michael cascade reaction is described by using dipeptide-based multifunctional quaternary phosphonium salt catalysts...

  12. On the Role of DNA in DNA-based Catalytic Enantioselective Conjugate Addition Reactions

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    Dijk, Ewold W.; Boersma, Arnold J.; Roelfes, Gerard; Feringa, Bernard


    A kinetic study of DNA-based catalytic enantioselective Friedel–Crafts alkylation and Michael addition reactions showed that DNA affects the rate of these reactions significantly. Whereas in the presence of DNA, a large acceleration was found for the Friedel–Crafts alkylation and a modest


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  14. Highly enantio- and diastereoselective Brassard type hetero-Diels-Alder approach to 5-methyl-containing alpha,beta-unsaturated delta-lactones. (United States)

    Lin, Lili; Fan, Qian; Qin, Bo; Feng, Xiaoming


    Two efficient new chiral copper (II) Schiff base complexes were developed for the highly enantio- and diastereoselective HDA reaction of Brassard type diene 1b with aldehydes, to afford the corresponding 5-methyl-containing alpha,beta-unsaturated delta-lactone derivatives in moderate yields, high enantioselectivities (up to 99% ee) and excellent diastereoselectivities (up to 99:1 anti/syn). On the basis of the absolute configuration of 4a-4j disclosed by X-ray diffraction and CD analysis, a possible transition-state model for the enantio- and diastereoselective catalytic reaction has been proposed.

  15. Healable capacitive touch screen sensors based on transparent composite electrodes comprising silver nanowires and a furan/maleimide diels-alder cycloaddition polymer. (United States)

    Li, Junpeng; Liang, Jiajie; Li, Lu; Ren, Fengbo; Hu, Wei; Li, Juan; Qi, Shuhua; Pei, Qibing


    A healable transparent capacitive touch screen sensor has been fabricated based on a healable silver nanowire-polymer composite electrode. The composite electrode features a layer of silver nanowire percolation network embedded into the surface layer of a polymer substrate comprising an ultrathin soldering polymer layer to confine the nanowires to the surface of a healable Diels-Alder cycloaddition copolymer and to attain low contact resistance between the nanowires. The composite electrode has a figure-of-merit sheet resistance of 18 Ω/sq with 80% transmittance at 550 nm. A surface crack cut on the conductive surface with 18 Ω is healed by heating at 100 °C, and the sheet resistance recovers to 21 Ω in 6 min. A healable touch screen sensor with an array of 8×8 capacitive sensing points is prepared by stacking two composite films patterned with 8 rows and 8 columns of coupling electrodes at 90° angle. After deliberate damage, the coupling electrodes recover touch sensing function upon heating at 80 °C for 30 s. A capacitive touch screen based on Arduino is demonstrated capable of performing quick recovery from malfunction caused by a razor blade cutting. After four cycles of cutting and healing, the sensor array remains functional.

  16. Concise enantioselective synthesis of duloxetine via direct catalytic asymmetric aldol reaction of thioamide. (United States)

    Suzuki, Yuta; Iwata, Mitsutaka; Yazaki, Ryo; Kumagai, Naoya; Shibasaki, Masakatsu


    Direct catalytic asymmetric aldol reaction of thioamide offers a new entry to the concise enantioselective synthesis of duloxetine. The direct aldol protocol was scalable (>20 g) to afford the aldol product in 92% ee after LiAlH(4) reduction, and 84% of the chiral ligand was recovered after recrystallization. The following four steps of transformation delivered duloxetine.

  17. An enantioselective cascade reaction between α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and malonic half-thioesters: a rapid access to chiral δ-lactones. (United States)

    Ren, Qiao; Sun, Shaofa; Huang, Jiayao; Li, Wenjun; Wu, Minghu; Guo, Haibing; Wang, Jian


    We disclose a novel efficient enantioselective organocatalytic cascade reaction for the preparation of δ-lactones in good to excellent yields (69-93%) and with high to excellent enantioselectivities (88-96% ee).

  18. Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Tetrahydocarbazoles and Exocyclic Pictet-Spengler-Type Reactions

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    Hansen, Casper Lykke; Ohm, Ragnhild Gaard; Olsen, Lasse Bohn


    A synthetic strategy for the synthesis of chiral tetrahydrocarbazoles (THCAs) has been developed. The strategy relies on two types of 6-exo-trig cyclization of 3-substituted indole substrates. Enantioselective domino Friedel-Crafts-type reactions leading to THCAs can be catalyzed by chiral phosph...... phosphoric acid derivatives (with up to >99% ee), and the first examples of exocyclic Pictet-Spengler reactions to form THCAs are reported....

  19. Enantioselective Decarboxylative Alkylation Reactions: Catalyst Development, Substrate Scope, and Mechanistic Studies

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    Behenna, Douglas C.


    α-Quaternary ketones are accessed through novel enantioselective alkylations of allyl and propargyl electrophiles by unstabilized prochiral enolate nucleophiles in the presence of palladium complexes with various phosphinooxazoline (PHOX) ligands. Excellent yields and high enantiomeric excesses are obtained from three classes of enolate precursor: enol carbonates, enol silanes, and racemic β-ketoesters. Each of these substrate classes functions with nearly identical efficiency in terms of yield and enantioselectivity. Catalyst discovery and development, the optimization of reaction conditions, the exploration of reaction scope, and applications in target-directed synthesis are reported. Experimental observations suggest that these alkylation reactions occur through an unusual inner-sphere mechanism involving binding of the prochiral enolate nucleophile directly to the palladium center.

  20. Total syntheses of mitragynine, paynantheine and speciogynine via an enantioselective thiourea-catalysed Pictet-Spengler reaction

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    Kerschgens, I. P.; Claveau, E.; Wanner, M.J.; Ingemann, S.; van Maarseveen, J.H.; Hiemstra, H.


    The pharmacologically interesting indole alkaloids (-)-mitragynine, (+)-paynantheine and (+)-speciogynine were synthesised in nine steps from 4-methoxytryptamine by a route featuring (i) an enantioselective thiourea-catalysed Pictet-Spengler reaction, providing the tetrahydro-β-carboline ring and

  1. Origins of Enantioselectivity during Allylic Substitution Reactions Catalyzed by Metallacyclic Iridium Complexes (United States)

    Madrahimov, Sherzod T.; Hartwig, John F.


    In depth mechanistic studies of iridium catalyzed regioselective and enantioselective allylic substitution reactions are presented. A series of cyclometallated allyliridium complexes that are kinetically and chemically competent to be intermediates in the allylic substitution reactions was prepared and characterized by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopies and solid state structural analysis. The rates of epimerization of the less thermodynamically stable diastereomeric allyliridium complexes to the thermodynamically more stable allyliridium stereoisomers were measured. The rates of nucleophilic attack by aniline and by N-methylaniline on the isolated allyliridium complexes were also measured. Attack on the thermodynamically less stable allyliridium complex was found to be orders of magnitude faster than attack on the thermodynamically more stable complex, yet the major enantiomer of the catalytic reaction is formed from the more stable diastereomer. Comparison of the rates of nucleophilic attack to the rates of epimerization of the diastereomeric allyliridium complexes containing a weakly-coordinating counterion showed that nucleophilic attack on the less stable allyliridium species is much faster than conversion of the less stable isomer to the more stable isomer. These observations imply that Curtin-Hammett conditions are not met during iridium catalyzed allylic substitution reactions by η3-η1-η3 interconversion. Rather, these data imply that when these conditions exist for this reaction, they are created by reversible oxidative addition and the high selectivity of this oxidative addition step to form the more stable diastereomeric allyl complex leads to the high enantioselectivity. The stereochemical outcome of the individual steps of allylic substitution was assessed by reaction of deuterium-labeled substrates. The reaction was shown to occur by oxidative addition with inversion of configuration, followed by an outer sphere nucleophilic attack that leads to a second

  2. Effects of Surfactants on the Rate of Chemical Reactions

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    B. Samiey


    Full Text Available Surfactants are self-assembled compounds that depend on their structure and electric charge can interact as monomer or micelle with other compounds (substrates. These interactions which may catalyze or inhibit the reaction rates are studied with pseudophase, cooperativity, and stoichiometric (classical models. In this review, we discuss applying these models to study surfactant-substrate interactions and their effects on Diels-Alder, redox, photochemical, decomposition, enzymatic, isomerization, ligand exchange, radical, and nucleophilic reactions.

  3. L-Threonine-derived novel bifunctional phosphine-sulfonamide catalyst-promoted enantioselective aza-morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction

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    Zhong, Fangrui


    A series of novel bifunctional phosphine-sulfonamide organic catalysts were designed and readily prepared from natural amino acids, and they were utilized to promote enantioselective aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH) reactions. l-Threonine-derived phosphine-sulfonamide 9b was found to be the most efficient catalyst, affording the desired aza-MBH adducts in high yields and with excellent enantioselectivities. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

  4. (Diisopinocampheyl)borane-Mediated Reductive Aldol Reactions of Acrylate Esters: Enantioselective Synthesis of Anti-Aldols (United States)

    Allais, Christophe; Nuhant, Philippe; Roush, William R.


    The (diisopinocampheyl)borane promoted reductive aldol reaction of acrylate esters 4 is described. Isomerization of the kinetically formed Z(O)-enolborinate 5Z to the thermodynamic E(O)-enolborinate 5E via 1,3-boratropic shifts, followed by treatment with representative achiral aldehydes, leads to anti-α-methyl-β-hydroxy esters 9 or 10 with excellent diastereo- (up to ≥20:1 dr) and enantioselectivity (up to 87% ee). Results of double asymmetric reactions of 5E with several chiral aldehydes are also presented. PMID:23885946

  5. Treatment of glioblastoma multiforme cells with temozolomide-BioShuttle ligated by the inverse Diels-Alder ligation chemistry

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    Klaus Braun


    Full Text Available Klaus Braun1, Manfred Wiessler1, Volker Ehemann2, Ruediger Pipkorn3, Herbert Spring4, Juergen Debus5, Bernd Didinger5, Mario Koch3, Gabriele Muller6, Waldemar Waldeck61German Cancer Research Center, Dept of Imaging and Radiooncology, Heidelberg, Germany; 2University of Heidelberg, Institute of Pathology, Heidelberg, Germany; 3German Cancer Research Center, Central Peptide Synthesis Unit, Heidelberg, Germany; 4German Cancer Research Center, Dept of Structural Analysis of Gene Structure and Function, Heidelberg, Germany; 5University of Heidelberg, Dept of Radiation Oncology, Heidelberg, Germany; 6German Cancer Research Center,Division of Biophysics of Macromolecules, Heidelberg, GermanyAbstract: Recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM, insensitive against most therapeutic interventions, has low response and survival rates. Temozolomide (TMZ was approved for second-line therapy of recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma. However, TMZ therapy in GBM patients reveals properties such as reduced tolerability and inauspicious hemogram. The solution addressed here concerning GBM therapy consolidates and uses the potential of organic and peptide chemistry with molecular medicine. We enhanced the pharmacologic potency with simultaneous reduction of unwanted adverse reactions of the highly efficient chemotherapeutic TMZ. The TMZ connection to transporter molecules (TMZ-BioShuttle was investigated, resulting in a much higher pharmacological effect in glioma cell lines and also with reduced dose rate. From this result we can conclude that a suitable chemistry could realize the ligation of pharmacologically active, but sensitive and highly unstable pharmaceutical ingredients without functional deprivation. The TMZ-BioShuttle dramatically enhanced the potential of TMZ for the treatment of brain tumors and is an attractive drug for combination chemotherapy.Keywords: drug delivery, carrier molecules, facilitated transport, glioblastoma multiforme, temozolomide

  6. The origin of enantioselectivity in the l-threonine-derived phosphine-sulfonamide catalyzed aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction: Effects of the intramolecular hydrogen bonding

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    Lee, Richmond


    l-Threonine-derived phosphine-sulfonamide 4 was identified as the most efficient catalyst to promote enantioselective aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH) reactions, affording the desired aza-MBH adducts with excellent enantioselectivities. Density functional theory (DFT) studies were carried out to elucidate the origin of the observed enantioselectivity. The importance of the intramolecular N-H⋯O hydrogen-bonding interaction between the sulfonamide and enolate groups was identified to be crucial in inducing a high degree of stereochemical control in both the enolate addition to imine and the subsequent proton transfer step, affording aza-MBH reactions with excellent enantioselectivity. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  7. Lewis base activation of Lewis acids: catalytic, enantioselective vinylogous aldol addition reactions. (United States)

    Denmark, Scott E; Heemstra, John R


    The generality of Lewis base catalyzed, Lewis acid mediated, enantioselective vinylogous aldol addition reactions has been investigated. The combination of silicon tetrachloride and chiral phosphoramides is a competent catalyst for highly selective additions of a variety of alpha,beta-unsaturated ketone-, 1,3-diketone-, and alpha,beta-unsaturated amide-derived dienolates to aldehydes. These reactions provided high levels of gamma-site selectivity for a variety of substitution patterns on the dienyl unit. Both ketone- and morpholine amide-derived dienol ethers afforded high enantio- and diastereoselectivity in the addition to conjugated aldehydes. Although alpha,beta-unsaturated ketone-derived dienolate did not react with aliphatic aldehydes, alpha,beta-unsaturated amide-derived dienolates underwent addition at reasonable rates affording high yields of vinylogous aldol product. The enantioselectivities achieved with the morpholine derived-dienolate in the addition to aliphatic aldehydes was the highest afforded to date with the silicon tetrachloride-chiral phosphoramide system. Furthermore, the ability to cleanly convert the morpholine amide to a methyl ketone was demonstrated.

  8. 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 (UC)


    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.

  9. Enantioselective synthesis of benzofurans and benzoxazines via an olefin cross-metathesis-intramolecular oxo-Michael reaction. (United States)

    Zhang, Jun-Wei; Cai, Quan; Gu, Qing; Shi, Xiao-Xin; You, Shu-Li


    Chiral phosphoric acid and Hoveyda-Grubbs II were found to catalyze an olefin cross-metathesis-intramolecular oxo-Michael cascade reaction of the ortho-allylphenols and enones to provide a variety of benzofuran and benzoxazine derivatives in moderate to good yields and enantioselectivity.

  10. Conjugate-base-stabilized Brønsted acids: catalytic enantioselective Pictet-Spengler reactions with unmodified tryptamine. (United States)

    Mittal, Nisha; Sun, Diana X; Seidel, Daniel


    A conjugate-base-stabilized Brønsted acid facilitates catalytic enantioselective Pictet-Spengler reactions with unmodified tryptamine. The chiral carboxylic acid catalyst is readily assembled in just two steps and enables the formation of β-carbolines with up to 92% ee. Achiral acid additives or in situ Boc-protection facilitate catalyst turnover.

  11. [Development of novel asymmetric reactions oriented to next-generation enzymatic organic syntheses]. (United States)

    Akai, Shuji


    Enzyme-catalyzed organic syntheses have enormous potential in the development of environmentally benign processes. In the last two decades, increased efforts have been devoted to making this a reality. However, the utility of the enzymes is generally limited. For example, although the lipases are extensively used for the kinetic resolution or the desymmetrization of alcohols and carboxylic acid derivatives, little is known about their ability to catalyze carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions. In the past several years, we have been engaged in exploiting a next-generation enzymatic synthesis by using the lipases for the construction of carbon skeletons. This review article describes the results. First, the development of a new type of acyl donor, 1-ethoxyvinyl esters (EVEs), that have significant advantages over common acyl donors (e.g., vinyl esters) for lipase-catalyzed esterification reactions. Second, the highly enantioselective desymmetrization of prochiral 1,3-propanediols and meso 1,2-diols using 1-ethoxyvinyl 2-furoate. The application of this technology for the asymmetric syntheses of fredericamycin A analogues and the oxindoles with a chiral, nonracemic quaternary carbon center has been demonstrated. Third, the first lipase-catalyzed domino reaction using EVEs possessing a suitably functionalized acyl moiety is described. The acyl moiety installed during the enzymatic kinetic resolution was used as a part of the constituent structure for the subsequent Diels--Alder reaction to product optically pure tricyclic compounds with five chiral carbon centers via a one-pot operation. The potential influence of the lipase on the Diets--Alder reaction and the domino process accompanied by the dynamic kinetic resolution are also described.

  12. Enantioselective Direct Mannich-Type Reactions Catalyzed by Frustrated Lewis Acid/Brønsted Base Complexes. (United States)

    Shang, Ming; Cao, Min; Wang, Qifan; Wasa, Masayuki


    An enantioselective direct Mannich-type reaction catalyzed by a sterically frustrated Lewis acid/Brønsted base complex is disclosed. Cooperative functioning of the chiral Lewis acid and achiral Brønsted base components gives rise to in situ enolate generation from monocarbonyl compounds. Subsequent reaction with hydrogen-bond-activated aldimines delivers β-aminocarbonyl compounds with high enantiomeric purity. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. Mechanism-based enhancement of scope and enantioselectivity for reactions involving a copper-substituted stereogenic carbon centre (United States)

    Lee, Jaehee; Radomkit, Suttipol; Torker, Sebastian; Del Pozo, Juan; Hoveyda, Amir H.


    A rapidly emerging set of catalytic reactions involves intermediates that contain a copper-substituted stereogenic carbon centre. Here, we demonstrate that an intimate understanding of this distinction provides ways for addressing limitations in reaction scope and explaining why unexpected variations in enantioselectivity often occur. By using catalytic enantioselective Cu-boryl addition to alkenes as the model process, we elucidate several key mechanistic principles. We show that higher electrophile concentration can lead to elevated enantioselectivity. This is because diastereoselective Cu-H elimination may be avoided and/or achiral Cu-boryl intermediates can be converted to allyl-B(pin) rather than add to an alkene. We illustrate that lower alkene amounts and/or higher chiral ligand concentration can minimize the deleterious influence of achiral Cu-alkyl species, resulting in improved enantiomeric ratios. Moreover, and surprisingly, we find that enantioselectivities are higher with the less reactive allylphenyl carbonates as chemoselective copper-hydride elimination is faster with an achiral Cu-alkyl species.

  14. Enantioselective organocatalyzed Oxa-Michael-Aldol cascade reactions: Construction of chiral 4H-chromenes with a trifluoromethylated tetrasubstituted carbon stereocenter

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    Zhang, Jing


    The first organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of 4H-chromenes bearing a trifluoromethylated tetrasubstituted carbon center is presented. Chiral secondary amines promote the oxa-Michael-aldol cascade reaction between alkynals and 2-trifluoroacetylphenols via iminium-allenamine activation to produce pharmaceutically important heterocycles with excellent enantioselectivities. The proposed reaction can be scaled-up easily with maintenance of the excellent enantioselectivity. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Supercritical Fluid Reactions for Coal Processing

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    Charles A. Eckert


    Exciting opportunities exist for the application of supercritical fluid (SCF) reactions for the pre-treatment of coal. Utilizing reactants which resemble the organic nitrogen containing components of coal, we developed a method to tailor chemical reactions in supercritical fluid solvents for the specific application of coal denitrogenation. The tautomeric equilibrium of a Schiff base was chosen as one model system and was investigated in supercritical ethane and cosolvent modified supercritical ethane. The Diels-Alder reaction of anthracene and 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (PTAD) was selected as a second model system, and it was investigated in supercritical carbon dioxide.

  16. Helical Oligourea Foldamers as Powerful Hydrogen Bonding Catalysts for Enantioselective C-C Bond-Forming Reactions. (United States)

    Bécart, Diane; Diemer, Vincent; Salaün, Arnaud; Oiarbide, Mikel; Nelli, Yella Reddy; Kauffmann, Brice; Fischer, Lucile; Palomo, Claudio; Guichard, Gilles


    Substantial progress has been made toward the development of metal-free catalysts of enantioselective transformations, yet the discovery of organic catalysts effective at low catalyst loadings remains a major challenge. Here we report a novel synergistic catalyst combination system consisting of a peptide-inspired chiral helical (thio)urea oligomer and a simple tertiary amine that is able to promote the Michael reaction between enolizable carbonyl compounds and nitroolefins with excellent enantioselectivities at exceptionally low (1/10 000) chiral catalyst/substrate molar ratios. In addition to high selectivity, which correlates strongly with helix folding, the system we report here is also highly amenable to optimization, as each of its components can be fine-tuned separately to increase reaction rates and/or selectivities. The predictability of the foldamer secondary structure coupled to the high level of control over the primary sequence results in a system with significant potential for future catalyst design.

  17. Diastereoselective Synthesis of Novel Heterocyclic Scaffolds through Tandem Petasis 3-Component/Intramolecular Diels-Alder and ROM-RCM Reactions

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    Ishøy, Mette; Petersen, Rico; Petersen, Michael Åxman


    A high-yielding, stereoselective and extraordinarily complexity generatingPetasis 3-component/intramolecular Diels-Alderreaction has been developed. In combination with ROM-RCM, rapid access to complex sp3-rich heterocyclic scaffolds amenableto subsequent functionalization and library synthesis i...

  18. The Chemoselective Reduction of Isoxazoline γ-Lactams Through Iminium Aza-Diels-Alder Reactions: A Short-Cut Synthesis of Aminols as Valuable Intermediates towards Nucleoside Derivatives

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    Misal Giuseppe Memeo


    Full Text Available Isoxazoline γ-lactams are prepared starting from the regioisomeric cycloadducts of benzonitrile oxide to the N-alkyl 2-azanorbornenes taking advantage of the efficient catalytic oxidation by RuO4. The reduction of the amide groups is easily conducted in the presence of LiAlH4 under mild conditions, which allowed for the chemoselective reduction of the amide moiety followed by ring opening to afford the desired conformationally locked isoxazoline-carbocyclic aminols, as valuable intermediates for nucleoside synthesis.


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    The synthesis of enantiomerically pure (5S)-5-(d-menthyloxy)-4-(phenylsulfonyl)-2(5H)-furanone (4) and the application of 4 as efficient dienophile in Diels-Alder reactions under mild conditions with enantioselectivities > 98% e.e. are described.

  20. The Evaluation of Novel Camphor-derived Pyridyl Ligands as ...

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    Mar 3, 2009 ... A series of camphor-derived pyridyl ligands were evaluated in the Diels-Alder reaction of 3-acryloyl-2-oxazolidinone 1 with cyclopentadiene 2. High yields with good endo:exo selectivity, but only moderate enantioselectivities (43 % ee), were obtained. The structures of the copper (II) complexes of the ...

  1. The Evaluation of Novel Camphor-derived Pyridyl Ligands as ...

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    A series of camphor-derived pyridyl ligands were evaluated in the Diels-Alder reaction of 3-acryloyl-2-oxazolidinone 1 with cyclopentadiene 2. High yields with good endo:exo selectivity, but only moderate enantioselectivities (43 % ee), were obtained. The structures of the copper (II) complexes of the ligands were ...

  2. Heterogeneous versus homogeneous copper(II) catalysis in enantioselective conjugate-addition reactions of boron in water. (United States)

    Kitanosono, Taku; Xu, Pengyu; Kobayashi, Shū


    We have developed Cu(II)-catalyzed enantioselective conjugate-addition reactions of boron to α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated carbonyl compounds in water. In contrast to the previously reported Cu(I) catalysis that required organic solvents, chiral Cu(II) catalysis was found to proceed efficiently in water. Three catalyst systems have been exploited: cat. 1: Cu(OH)2 with chiral ligand L1; cat. 2: Cu(OH)2 and acetic acid with ligand L1; and cat. 3: Cu(OAc)2 with ligand L1. Whereas cat. 1 is a heterogeneous system, cat. 2 and cat. 3 are homogeneous systems. We tested 27 α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and an α,β-unsaturated nitrile compound, including acyclic and cyclic α,β-unsaturated ketones, acyclic and cyclic β,β-disubstituted enones, acyclic and cyclic α,β-unsaturated esters (including their β,β-disubstituted forms), and acyclic α,β-unsaturated amides (including their β,β-disubstituted forms). We found that cat. 2 and cat. 3 showed high yields and enantioselectivities for almost all substrates. Notably, no catalysts that can tolerate all of these substrates with high yields and high enantioselectivities have been reported for the conjugate addition of boron. Heterogeneous cat. 1 also gave high yields and enantioselectivities with some substrates and also gave the highest TOF (43,200 h(-1) ) for an asymmetric conjugate-addition reaction of boron. In addition, the catalyst systems were also applicable to the conjugate addition of boron to α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated carbonyl compounds, although such reactions have previously been very limited in the literature, even in organic solvents. 1,4-Addition products were obtained in high yields and enantioselectivities in the reactions of acyclic α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated carbonyl compounds with diboron 2 by using cat. 1, cat. 2, or cat. 3. On the other hand, in the reactions of cyclic α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated carbonyl compounds with compound 2, whereas 1,4-addition products

  3. Boosting Chemical Stability, Catalytic Activity, and Enantioselectivity of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Batch and Flow Reactions. (United States)

    Chen, Xu; Jiang, Hong; Hou, Bang; Gong, Wei; Liu, Yan; Cui, Yong


    A key challenge in heterogeneous catalysis is the design and synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts featuring high catalytic activity, selectivity, and recyclability. Here we demonstrate that high-performance heterogeneous asymmetric catalysts can be engineered from a metal-organic framework (MOF) platform by using a ligand design strategy. Three porous chiral MOFs with the framework formula [Mn2L(H2O)2] are prepared from enantiopure phosphono-carboxylate ligands of 1,1'-biphenol that are functionalized with 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)-, bismethyl-, and bisfluoro-phenyl substituents at the 3,3'-position. For the first time, we show that not only chemical stability but also catalytic activity and stereoselectivity of the MOFs can be tuned by modifying the ligand structures. Particularly, the MOF incorporated with -CF3 groups on the pore walls exhibits enhanced tolerance to water, weak acid, and base compared with the MOFs with -F and -Me groups. Under both batch and flow reaction systems, the CF3-containing MOF demonstrated excellent reactivity, selectivity, and recyclability, affording high yields and enantioselectivities for alkylations of indoles and pyrrole with a range of ketoesters or nitroalkenes. In contrast, the corresponding homogeneous catalysts gave low enantioselectivity in catalyzing the tested reactions.

  4. Highly enantioselective Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction catalyzed by rosin-derived tertiary amine-thiourea: synthesis of modified chromanes with anticancer potency. (United States)

    Jiang, Xianxing; Wu, Lipeng; Xing, Yanhong; Wang, Long; Wang, Shoulei; Chen, Zongyao; Wang, Rui


    We present herein for the first time the synthesis and preliminary biological evaluation of various modified chromanes via a rosin-derived tertiary amine-thiourea-catalyzed highly enantioselective Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2012

  5. Carbohydrate carbocyclization by a zinc-mediated tandem reaction and ring-closing enyne metathesis

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    Poulsen, Carina Storm; Madsen, Robert


    reaction, an amino group can be introduced in the 1,7-enyne products. Addition of 2-TMS-ethynylcerium(III) chloride after the reductive ring-opening produces the corresponding 1,6-enynes. Further annulation of the product 1,3-dienes can be achieved through a Diels-Alder reaction with good control of stereo...... chemistry. These procedures constitute efficient methods for rapid carbocyclization and annulation of carbohydrates to produce a variety of functionalized five- and six-membered ring systems....

  6. Biogenesis of Triterpene Dimers from Orthoquinones Related to Quinonemethides: Theoretical Study on the Reaction Mechanism

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    Mariana Quesadas-Rojas


    Full Text Available The biogenetic origin of triterpene dimers from the Celastraceae family has been proposed as assisted hetero-Diels-Alder reaction (HDA. In this work, computational calculation of HDA between natural quinonemethides (tingenone and isopristimerol and hypothetical orthoquinones has been performed at the M06-2X/6-31G(d level of theory. We have located all the HDA transition states supporting the biogenetic route via HDA cycloadditions. We found that all reactions take place through a concerted inverse electron demand and asynchronous mechanism. The enzymatic assistance for dimer formation was analyzed in terms of the calculated transition state energy barrier.

  7. Synthesis and Intramolecular [4+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of 4-Pyridazinecarbonitriles with Alkyne Side Chains

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    Norbert Haider


    Full Text Available The preparation of a series of new 3-(alkynyl-X-substituted 4-pyridazinecarbonitriles 2-5 (X = O, NH is described. The compounds are shown to undergo thermally induced intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions with inverse electron demand, affording the fused benzonitriles 6-8. Incorporation of a 1,2-phenylene unit into the side chain, as in the case of compounds 10 and 13, results in a more favorable conformation of the dienophilic substructure and thus to a pronounced acceleration of the [4+2] cycloaddition reaction.

  8. Enantioselective Hydroformylation of Aniline Derivatives (United States)

    Joe, Candice L.; Tan, Kian L.


    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

  9. Theoretical Mechanism Studies on the Enantioselectivity of aza-MBH-type Reaction of Nitroalkene to N-tosylimine Catalyzed by Thiourea-tertiary Amine

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    Lu, Nan; Wang, Huatian; Wang, Yangping [Shandong Agricultural Univ., Taian (China)


    The enantioselective aza-Morita Baylis Hillman reaction of nitroalkene and N-tosylimine catalyzed by thiourea-tertiary amine has been investigated using density functional theory. Enantioselectivity is dominated by the cooperative effect of non-covalent and weak covalent interactions imposed by different units of catalyst. As Lewis base, the tertiary amine unit activates nitroalkene via weak covalent bond. The weak covalent interaction orients the reaction in a major path with smaller variations of this bond. The aromatic ring unit activates N-tosylimine via π-π stacking. The non-covalent interaction selects the major path with smaller changes of the efficient packing areas. Thiourea unit donates more compact H-bonded network for species of the major path. The calculated ee value in xylene solution phase (97.6%) is much higher than that in N,N-Dimethylformamide (27.2%). Our conclusion is also supported by NBO analysis.

  10. Combining the Petasis 3-component reaction with multiple modes of cyclization: a build/couple/pair strategy for the synthesis of densely functionalized small molecules. (United States)

    Flagstad, Thomas; Hansen, Mette R; Le Quement, Sebastian T; Givskov, Michael; Nielsen, Thomas E


    A build/couple/pair strategy for the synthesis of complex and densely functionalized small molecules is presented. The strategy relies on synthetically tractable building blocks (build), that is, diversely substituted hydrazides, α-hydroxy aldehydes, and boronic acids, which undergo Petasis 3-component reactions (couple) to afford densely functionalized anti-hydrazido alcohols. The resulting scaffolds can subsequently be converted via chemoselective cyclization reactions (pair), including intramolecular Diels-Alder or Ru-alkylidene catalyzed ring-closing metathesis, into sets of structurally diverse heterocycles in good yields in only 3-4 steps.

  11. One pot 'click' reactions : tandem enantioselective biocatalytic epoxide ring opening and [3+2] azide alkyne cycloaddition

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    Campbell-Verduyn, Lachlan S.; Szymanski, Wiktor; Postema, Christiaan P.; Dierckx, Rudi A.; Elsinga, Philip H.; Janssen, Dick B.; Feringa, Ben L.


    Halohydrin dehalogenase (HheC) can perform enantioselective azidolysis of aromatic epoxides to 1,2-azido alcohols which are subsequently ligated to alkynes producing chiral hydroxy triazoles in a one-pot procedure with excellent enantiomeric excess.

  12. The Catalytic Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)‐Liphagal

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    Day, Joshua J.; McFadden, Ryan M.; Virgil, Scott C.


    Ring a ding: The first catalytic enantioselective total synthesis of the meroterpenoid natural product (+)-liphagal is disclosed. The approach showcases a variety of technology including enantioselective enolate alkylation, a photochemical alkyne-alkene [2+2] reaction, microwaveassisted metal cat...

  13. Visualization of enzyme-catalyzed reactions using pH indicators: rapid screening of hydrolase libraries and estimation of the enantioselectivity. (United States)

    Morís-Varas, F; Shah, A; Aikens, J; Nadkarni, N P; Rozzell, J D; Demirjian, D C


    The use of pH indicators to monitor hydrolase-catalyzed reactions is described. The formation of acid following an enzyme-mediated hydrolysis causes a drop in the pH that can be visualized by a change in the color of the indicator-containing solution. The best indicators are those showing a color transition within the operational pH range of the hydrolases, like bromothymol blue and phenol red. The enantioselectivity of lipases and esterases can be estimated using single isomers under the same conditions and comparing the color turnover for each one. The method has been tested to quickly evaluate the enantioselectivity of a lipase towards a set of ester substrates and applied to the hierarchical screening of a library of thermophilic esterases.

  14. One-Pot Synthesis of Novel Chiral β-Amino Acid Derivatives by Enantioselective Mannich Reactions Catalyzed by Squaramide Cinchona Alkaloids

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    Kankan Zhang


    Full Text Available An efficient one-pot synthesis of novel β-amino acid derivatives containing a thiadiazole moiety was developed using a chiral squaramide cinchona alkaloid as organocatalyst. The reactions afforded chiral β-amino acid derivatives in moderate yields and with moderate to excellent enantioselectivities. The present study demonstrated for the first time the use of a Mannich reaction catalyzed by a chiral bifunctional organocatalyst for the one-pot synthesis of novel β-amino acid derivatives bearing a 1,3,4-thiadiazole moiety on nitrogen.

  15. Bulky Monodentate Phosphoramidites in Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation Reactions : Aspects of Regioselectivity and Enantioselectivity

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    Boele, Maarten D.K.; Kamer, Paul C.J.; Lutz, Martin; Spek, Anthony L.; Vries, Johannes G. de; Leeuwen, Piet W.N.M. van; Strijdonck, Gino P.F. van


    A series of bulky monodentate phosphoramidite ligands, based on biphenol, BINOL and TADDOL backbones, have been employed in the Pd-catalysed allylic alkylation reaction. Reaction of disodium diethyl 2-methyl malonate with monosubstituted allylic substrates in the presence of palladium complexes of

  16. Highly enantioselective Friedel-Crafts reaction of thiophenes with glyoxylates: formal synthesis of duloxetine. (United States)

    Majer, Jakub; Kwiatkowski, Piotr; Jurczak, Janusz


    An efficient Friedel-Crafts reaction of a series of 2-substituted thiophenes with alkyl glyoxylates has been developed using a catalytic amount of an easy accessible 6,6'-dibromo-BINOL/Ti(IV) complex. A variety of hydroxy(thiophene-2-yl)acetates can be synthesized in high enantioselectivites (92-98% ee) and good yields. This is the first report on the efficient asymmetric F-C reaction of thiophenes with alkyl glyoxylates. Starting from simple thiophene and n-butyl glyoxylate, we demonstrated the formal synthesis of duloxetine.

  17. Highly enantioselective access to cannabinoid-type tricyles by organocatalytic Diels–Alder reactions

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    Stefan Bräse


    Full Text Available After prosperous domino reactions towards benzopyrans, the products were used as the starting material in Lewis acid catalyzed and organocatalytic Diels–Alder reactions to build up a tricyclic system. Herein, an asymmetric induction up to 96% enantiomeric excess was obtained by the use of imidazolidinone catalysts. This approach can be utilized to construct the tricyclic system in numerous natural products, in particular the scaffold of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC being the most representative one. Compared with other published methods, condensation with a preexisting cyclohexane moiety in the precursor is needed to gain the heterogenic tricycle systems, whereas we present a novel strategy towards cannabinoid derivatives based on a flexible modular synthesis.

  18. Enantioselective BINOL-phosphoric acid catalyzed Pictet-Spengler reactions of N-benzyltryptamine

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    Sewgobind, N.V.; Wanner, M.J.; Ingemann, S.; de Gelder, R.; van Maarseveen, J.H.; Hiemstra, H.


    Optically active tetrahydro-beta-carbolines were synthesized via an (R)-BINOL-phosphoric acid-catalyzed asynunetric Pictet-Spengler reaction of N-benzyltryptamine with a series of aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes. The tetrahydro-beta-carbolines were obtained in yields ranging from 77% to 97% and

  19. Total synthesis of (+)-yohimbine via an enantioselective organocatalytic Pictet-Spengler reaction

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    Herlé, B.; Wanner, M.J.; van Maarseveen, J.H.; Hiemstra, H.


    The binolphosphoric acid-catalyzed Pictet-Spengler reaction of an N-(5-oxy-2,4-pentadienyl)tryptamine derivative with methyl 5-oxo-2-(phenylseleno)pentanoate leads to the tetrahydro-β-carboline in a 92:8 enantiomeric ratio. This product is easily converted into the substrate for a stereoselective

  20. Catalytic enantioselective N-nitroso aldol reaction of γ,δ-unsaturated δ-lactones. (United States)

    Yanagisawa, Akira; Fujinami, Takeo; Oyokawa, Yu; Sugita, Takuya; Yoshida, Kazuhiro


    A catalytic asymmetric N-nitroso aldol reaction of γ,δ-didehydro-δ-lactones with nitrosoarenes was achieved using chiral tin dibromide as the chiral precatalyst and sodium ethoxide as the base precatalyst in the presence of ethanol. Optically active α-hydroxyamino ketones with up to 99% ee were regioselectively obtained in moderate to high yields from various δ-aryl-substituted γ,δ-didehydro-δ-valerolactones and o-substituted nitrosoarenes.

  1. A Chiral Thiourea as a Template for Enantioselective Intramolecular [2 + 2] Photocycloaddition Reactions. (United States)

    Mayr, Florian; Brimioulle, Richard; Bach, Thorsten


    A chiral (1R,2R)-diaminocyclohexane-derived bisthiourea was found to exhibit a significant asymmetric induction in the intramolecular [2 + 2] photocycloaddition of 2,3-dihydropyridone-5-carboxylates. Under optimized conditions, the reaction was performed with visible light employing 10 mol % of thioxanthone as triplet sensitizer. Due to the different electronic properties of its carbonyl oxygen atoms, a directed binding of the substrate to the template is possible, which in turn enables an efficient enantioface differentiation.

  2. New approach to the preparation of bicyclo octane derivatives via the enantioselective cascade reaction catalyzed by chiral diamine-Ni(OAc)2 complex. (United States)

    Li, Wenyi; Liu, Xiaodong; Mao, Zhifeng; Chen, Qiao; Wang, Rui


    A highly efficient catalyst system assembled from enantiomerically pure diaminocyclohexane and Ni(OAc)(2) is, for the first time, used to catalyze the cascade Michael-Henry reaction of various diones and substituted nitroalkenes. A series of polyfunctionalized bicyclo[3.2.1]octane derivatives containing four stereogenic centers are prepared with excellent enantioselectivities (up to >99% ee) and diastereoselectivities (up to 50 : 1 dr) with high yields. In addition, via this chiral diamine-Ni(OAc)(2) catalyst system, the base-induced epimerization leading to the decrease of stereoselectivity can be prevented.

  3. Enantioselective Precipitate of Amines, Amino Alcohols, and Amino Acids via Schiff Base Reaction in the Presence of Chiral Ionic Liquid. (United States)

    Wu, Datong; Cai, Pengfei; Zhao, Xiaoyong; Pan, Yuanjiang


    Two novel chiral ionic liquids are synthesized as the chiral selector. Racemates of amines, amino alcohols, and amino acids could generate enantioselective precipitate with multicomponent self-assemblies under mild conditions. The approach allows for enantioseparation with good yields (79-94%) and excellent ee's (>95%).

  4. Cyclopalladated complexes in enantioselective catalysis (United States)

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


    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.

  5. A Quantum-Chemical DFT Approach to Elucidation of the Chirality Transfer Mechanism of the Enantioselective Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction

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    Radomir Jasiński


    Full Text Available The DFT calculations of the simplified model of the asymmetric Suzuki–Miyaura coupling reaction were performed at the M062x/LANL2DZ theory level at first. It was found that enantioselective reactions mediated by the palladium complexes of chiral C,P-ligands follow a four-stage mechanism similar to that proposed previously as one of the most credible mechanisms. It should be underlined that the presence of substituents in the substrates and the chiral ligand at ortho positions determines the energies of possible diastereoisomeric transition states and intermediates in initial reaction steps. This suggests that, in practice, a sharp selection of theoretically possible paths of chirality transfer from the catalyst to the product should have a place and, therefore, the absolute configuration of the formed atropisomeric product is defined and can be predicted.

  6. The Significance of Degenerate Processes to Enantioselective Olefin Metathesis Reactions Promoted by Stereogenic-at-Mo Complexes (United States)

    Meek, Simon J.; Malcolmson, Steven J.; Li, Bo; Schrock, Richard R.; Hoveyda, Amir H.


    The present study provides spectroscopic and experimental evidence demonstrating that degenerate metathesis is critical to the effectiveness of this emerging class of chiral catalysts. Isolation and characterization (X-ray) of both diastereomeric complexes, as well as examination of the reactivity and enantioselectivity patterns exhibited by such initiating neophylidenes in promoting RCM processes, are disclosed. Only when sufficient amounts of ethylene are generated and inversion at Mo through degenerate processes occurs at a sufficiently rapid rate, is high enantioselectivity achieved, irrespective of the stereochemical identity of the initiating alkylidene (Curtin-Hammett kinetics). With diastereomeric metal complexes that undergo rapid interconversion, stereomutation at the metal center becomes inconsequential and stereoselective synthesis of a chiral catalyst is not required. PMID:19842640

  7. Cinchona Alkaloid Derivative-Catalyzed Enantioselective Synthesis via a Mannich-Type Reaction and Antifungal Activity of β-Amino Esters Bearing Benzoheterocycle Moieties

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    Han Xiao


    Full Text Available An efficient synthesis of highly functionalized chiral β-amino ester derivatives containing benzothiophene and benzothiazole moieties is developed by a Mannich-type reaction using a cinchona alkaloid-derived thiourea catalyst. The desired products were obtained in good yields and high enantioselectivities (~86% yield, >99% ee using to the optimized reaction conditions. The synthesized compounds were characterized by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, IR, and HREI-MS analyses. The bioassays identified that compound 5dr has excellent antifungal activity, with a 60.53% inhibition rate against F. oxysporum, higher than that of the commercial agricultural fungicide hymexazol, whose inhibition rate was 56.12%.

  8. π-Bond Screening in Benzonorbornadienes: The Role of 7-Substituents in Governing the Facial Selectivity for the Diels-Alder Reaction of Benzonorbornadienes with 3,6-Di(2-pyridyl-s-Tetrazine

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    Peter A. Harrison


    Full Text Available Benzonorbornadiene 21, 7-spirocyclopropylbenzonorbornadiene 23, 7,7-dimethylbenzonorbornadiene 25, and 7-spirocyclopentylbenzonorbornadiene 27 have been reacted with 3,6-di(2-pyridyl-s-tetrazine (rate: 21>23>25=27 to form symmetrical 4,5-dihydropyridazines which are stable towards fragmentation but rearrange with varying facility to their 1,4 isomers. The facial selectivity of attack on the π-bond changes from exo-attack for 21 and 23 to endo-attack for 25 and 27. The 7-spirocyclopropyl benzonorbornadiene 23 typically forms a mixture of dihydropyridazines with exo-stereochemistry, which undergo further stereochemical isomerisation to an exo-fused product upon acetylation (acetyl chloride in hot pyridine. Oxidation with DDQ of the dihydropyridazines individually or as mixtures gives the corresponding fused 3,6-di(2-pyridylpyridazines.

  9. Insight into organic reactions from the direct random phase approximation and its corrections

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    Ruzsinszky, Adrienn [Department of Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 (United States); Zhang, Igor Ying; Scheffler, Matthias [Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Faradayweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin (Germany)


    The performance of the random phase approximation (RPA) and beyond-RPA approximations for the treatment of electron correlation is benchmarked on three different molecular test sets. The test sets are chosen to represent three typical sources of error which can contribute to the failure of most density functional approximations in chemical reactions. The first test set (atomization and n-homodesmotic reactions) offers a gradually increasing balance of error from the chemical environment. The second test set (Diels-Alder reaction cycloaddition = DARC) reflects more the effect of weak dispersion interactions in chemical reactions. Finally, the third test set (self-interaction error 11 = SIE11) represents reactions which are exposed to noticeable self-interaction errors. This work seeks to answer whether any one of the many-body approximations considered here successfully addresses all these challenges.

  10. Spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking via enantioselective autocatalysis

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    Avetisov, V.A. [N. N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul.Kossvgina 4, 11-7977 Moscow (Russia)


    The conditions for spontaneous generation of optically active product under autocatalytic type reactions is considered on the base of the general kinetic model of enantioselective autocatalytic stages. It is shown that the spontaneous generation of optical activity mostly depends on the enantioselectivity of catalytic transformations. The properties of autocatalytic reactions, which are needed for an experiment, as well as the necessary chemical conditions, are discussed. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

  11. The Enantioselective α-Arylation of Aldehydes via Organo-SOMO Catalysis. An Ortho-Selective Arylation Reaction Based on an Open-Shell Pathway (United States)

    Conrad, Jay C.; Kong, Jongrock; Laforteza, Brian N.


    The intramolecular α-arylation of aldehydes has been accomplished using singly occupied molecular orbital (SOMO) catalysis. Selective oxidation of chiral enamines (formed by the condensation of an aldehyde and a secondary amine catalyst) leads to the formation of a 3π-electron radical species. These chiral SOMO-activated radical cations undergo enantioselective reaction with an array of pendent electron-rich aromatics and heterocycles thus efficiently providing cyclic α-aryl aldehyde products (10 examples: ≥70% yield and ≥90% ee). In accordance with our radical mechanism, when there is a choice between arylation at the ortho or para position of anisole substrates, we find that arylation proceeds selectively at the ortho position. PMID:19639997

  12. P212A Mutant of Dihydrodaidzein Reductase Enhances (S)-Equol Production and Enantioselectivity in a Recombinant Escherichia coli Whole-Cell Reaction System. (United States)

    Lee, Pyung-Gang; Kim, Joonwon; Kim, Eun-Jung; Jung, EunOk; Pandey, Bishnu Prasad; Kim, Byung-Gee


    (S)-Equol, a gut bacterial isoflavone derivative, has drawn great attention because of its potent use for relieving female postmenopausal symptoms and preventing prostate cancer. Previous studies have reported on the dietary isoflavone metabolism of several human gut bacteria and the involved enzymes for conversion of daidzein to (S)-equol. However, the anaerobic growth conditions required by the gut bacteria and the low productivity and yield of (S)-equol limit its efficient production using only natural gut bacteria. In this study, the low (S)-equol biosynthesis of gut microorganisms was overcome by cloning the four enzymes involved in the biosynthesis from Slackia isoflavoniconvertens into Escherichia coli BL21(DE3). The reaction conditions were optimized for (S)-equol production from the recombinant strain, and this recombinant system enabled the efficient conversion of 200 μM and 1 mM daidzein to (S)-equol under aerobic conditions, achieving yields of 95% and 85%, respectively. Since the biosynthesis of trans-tetrahydrodaidzein was found to be a rate-determining step for (S)-equol production, dihydrodaidzein reductase (DHDR) was subjected to rational site-directed mutagenesis. The introduction of the DHDR P212A mutation increased the (S)-equol productivity from 59.0 mg/liter/h to 69.8 mg/liter/h in the whole-cell reaction. The P212A mutation caused an increase in the (S)-dihydrodaidzein enantioselectivity by decreasing the overall activity of DHDR, resulting in undetectable activity for (R)-dihydrodaidzein, such that a combination of the DHDR P212A mutant with dihydrodaidzein racemase enabled the production of (3S,4R)-tetrahydrodaidzein with an enantioselectivity of >99%. Copyright © 2016, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

  13. P212A Mutant of Dihydrodaidzein Reductase Enhances (S)-Equol Production and Enantioselectivity in a Recombinant Escherichia coli Whole-Cell Reaction System (United States)

    Lee, Pyung-Gang; Kim, Joonwon; Kim, Eun-Jung; Jung, EunOk; Pandey, Bishnu Prasad


    (S)-Equol, a gut bacterial isoflavone derivative, has drawn great attention because of its potent use for relieving female postmenopausal symptoms and preventing prostate cancer. Previous studies have reported on the dietary isoflavone metabolism of several human gut bacteria and the involved enzymes for conversion of daidzein to (S)-equol. However, the anaerobic growth conditions required by the gut bacteria and the low productivity and yield of (S)-equol limit its efficient production using only natural gut bacteria. In this study, the low (S)-equol biosynthesis of gut microorganisms was overcome by cloning the four enzymes involved in the biosynthesis from Slackia isoflavoniconvertens into Escherichia coli BL21(DE3). The reaction conditions were optimized for (S)-equol production from the recombinant strain, and this recombinant system enabled the efficient conversion of 200 μM and 1 mM daidzein to (S)-equol under aerobic conditions, achieving yields of 95% and 85%, respectively. Since the biosynthesis of trans-tetrahydrodaidzein was found to be a rate-determining step for (S)-equol production, dihydrodaidzein reductase (DHDR) was subjected to rational site-directed mutagenesis. The introduction of the DHDR P212A mutation increased the (S)-equol productivity from 59.0 mg/liter/h to 69.8 mg/liter/h in the whole-cell reaction. The P212A mutation caused an increase in the (S)-dihydrodaidzein enantioselectivity by decreasing the overall activity of DHDR, resulting in undetectable activity for (R)-dihydrodaidzein, such that a combination of the DHDR P212A mutant with dihydrodaidzein racemase enabled the production of (3S,4R)-tetrahydrodaidzein with an enantioselectivity of >99%. PMID:26801575

  14. Study of the Deformation/Interaction Model: How Interactions Increase the Reaction Barrier

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    Zhiling Liang


    Full Text Available The interactions (including weak interactions between dienophiles and dienes play an important role in the Diels-Alder reaction. To elucidate the influence of these interactions on the reactivity, a popular DFT functional and a variational DFT functional corrected with dispersion terms are used to investigate different substituent groups incorporated on the dienophiles and dienes. The bond order is used to track the trajectory of the cycloaddition reaction. The deformation/interaction model is used to obtain the interaction energy from the reactant complex to the inflection point until reaching the saddle point. The interaction energy initially increases with a decrease in the interatomic distance, reaching a maximum value, but then decreases when the dienophiles and dienes come closer. Reduced density gradient and chemical energy component analysis are used to analyse the interaction. Traditional transition state theory and variational transition state theory are used to obtain the reaction rates. The influence of tunneling on the reaction rate is also discussed.

  15. The Effect of Pressure on Organic Reactions in Fluids-a New Theoretical Perspective. (United States)

    Chen, Bo; Hoffmann, Roald; Cammi, Roberto


    This Review brings a new perspective to the study of chemical reactions in compressed fluid media. We begin by reviewing the substantial insight gained from more than 50 years of experimental studies on organic reactions in solution under pressure. These led to a proper estimation of the critical roles of volume of activation (Δ ≠ V) and reaction volume (ΔV) in understanding pressure effect on rates and equilibria of organic reactions. A recently developed computational method, the XP-PCM (extreme pressure polarizable continuum model) method, capable of carrying out quantum mechanical calculations of reaction pathways of molecules under pressure, is introduced. A case study of the Diels-Alder cycloaddition of cyclopentadiene with ethylene serves, in pedagogical detail, to describe the methodology. We then apply the XP-PCM method to a selection of other pericyclic reactions, including the parent Diels-Alder cycloaddition of butadiene with ethylene, electrocyclic ring-opening of cyclobutene, electrocyclic ring-closing of Z-hexatriene, the [1,5]-H shift in Z-pentadiene, and the Cope rearrangement. These serve as examples of some of the most common combinations of Δ ≠ V and ΔV. Interesting phenomena such as a shift in a transition state along a reaction coordinate, a switch of rate-determining step, and the possible turning of a transition state into a stable minimum are revealed by the calculations. A reaction volume profile, the change in the volume of the reacting molecules as the reaction proceeds, emerges as being useful. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Enantioselective decarboxylative chlorination of ?-ketocarboxylic acids


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


    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 decarboxylati...

  17. Investigation of thermochemistry associated with the carbon-carbon coupling reactions of furan and furfural using ab initio methods. (United States)

    Liu, Cong; Assary, Rajeev S; Curtiss, Larry A


    Upgrading furan and small oxygenates obtained from the decomposition of cellulosic materials via formation of carbon-carbon bonds is critical to effective conversion of biomass to liquid transportation fuels. Simulation-driven molecular level understanding of carbon-carbon bond formation is required to design efficient catalysts and processes. Accurate quantum chemical methods are utilized here to predict the reaction energetics for conversion of furan (C4H4O) to C5-C8 ethers and the transformation of furfural (C5H6O2) to C13-C26 alkanes. Furan can be coupled with various C1 to C4 low molecular weight carbohydrates obtained from the pyrolysis via Diels-Alder type reactions in the gas phase to produce C5-C8 cyclic ethers. The computed reaction barriers for these reactions (∼25 kcal/mol) are lower than the cellulose activation or decomposition reactions (∼50 kcal/mol). Cycloaddition of C5-C8 cyclo ethers with furans can also occur in the gas phase, and the computed activation energy is similar to that of the first Diels-Alder reaction. Furfural, obtained from biomass, can be coupled with aldehydes or ketones with α-hydrogen atoms to form longer chain aldol products, and these aldol products can undergo vapor phase hydrocycloaddition (activation barrier of ∼20 kcal/mol) to form the precursors of C26 cyclic hydrocarbons. These thermochemical studies provide the basis for further vapor phase catalytic studies required for upgrading of furans/furfurals to longer chain hydrocarbons.

  18. Investigation of Thermochemistry Associated with the Carbon–Carbon Coupling Reactions of Furan and Furfural Using ab Initio Methods

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    Liu, Cong; Assary, Rajeev S.; Curtiss, Larry A.


    Upgrading of furan and small oxygenates obtained from the decomposition of cellulosic materials via formation of carbon-carbon bonds is critical to effective conversion of biomass to liquid transportation fuels. Simulation-driven molecular level understanding of carbon-carbon bond formation is required to design efficient catalysts and processes. Accurate quantum chemical methods are utilized here to predict the reaction energetics for conversion of furan (C4H4O) to C5-C8 ethers and the transformation of furfural (C5H6O2) to C13-C26 alkanes. Furan, can be coupled with various C1 to C4 lower molecular weight carbohydrates obtained from the pyrolysis via Diels-Alder type reactions in the gas phase to produce C5-C8 cyclic ethers. The computed reaction barriers for these reactions (~25 kcal/mol) are lower than the cellulose activation or decomposition reactions (~50 kcal/mol). Cycloaddition of C5-C8 cyclo-ethers with furans can also occur in the gas phase, and the computed activation energy is similar to that of the first Diels-Alder reaction. Furfural, obtained from biomass, can be coupled with aldehydes or ketones with α-hydrogen atoms to form longer chain aldol products and these aldol products can undergo vapor phase hydrocycloaddition (activation barrier of ~20 kcal/mol) to form the precursors of C26 cyclic hydrocarbons. These thermochemical studies provide the basis for further vapor phase catalytic studies required for upgrading of furans/furfurals to longer chain hydrocarbons.

  19. Highly Enantioselective Construction of Tertiary Thioethers and Alcohols via Phosphine-Catalyzed Asymmetric γ-Addition reactions of 5H-Thiazol-4-ones and 5H-Oxazol-4-ones: Scope and Mechanistic Understandings

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    Wang, Tianli


    Phosphine-catalyzed highly enantioselective γ-additions of 5H-thiazol-4-ones and 5H-oxazol-4-ones to allenoates have been developed for the first time. With the employment of amino-acid derived bifunctional phosphines, a wide range of substituted 5H-thiazol-4-one and 5H-oxazol-4-one derivatives bearing heteroarom (S or O)-containing tertiary chiral centers were constructed in high yields and excellent enantioselectivities. The reported method provides a facile access to enantioenriched tertiary thioether/alcohols. The mechanism of γ-addition reaction was investigated by performing DFT calculations, and the hydrogen bonding interactions between the Brønsted acid moiety of the phosphine catalysts and the “C=O” unit of donor molecules were shown to be crucial in asymmetric induction.

  20. Multicomponent Hetero-[4 + 2] Cycloaddition/Allylboration Reaction: From Natural Product Synthesis to Drug Discovery. (United States)

    Hall, Dennis G; Rybak, Taras; Verdelet, Tristan


    Multicomponent reactions (MCR), transformations employing three or more simple substrates in a single and highly atom-economical operation, are very attractive in both natural product synthesis and diversity-oriented synthesis of druglike molecules. Several popular multicomponent reactions were designed by combining two well-established individual reactions that utilize mutually compatible substrates. In this regard, it is not surprising that the merging of two reactions deemed as workhorses of stereoselective synthesis, the Diels-Alder cycloaddition and carbonyl allylboration, would produce a powerful and highly versatile tandem MCR process. The idea of using 1,3-dienylboronates in [4 + 2] cycloadditions as a means to produce cyclic allylic boronates was first reported by Vaultier and Hoffmann in 1987. In their seminal study, a 1-boronodiene was reacted with electron-poor alkenes, and the intermediate cycloadducts were isolated and added to aldehydes in a separate step leading to α-hydroxyalkylated carbocycles via a highly diastereoselective allylboration reaction. The one-pot three-component variant was realized in 1999 by Lallemand and co-workers, and soon after groups led by Hall and Carboni reported heterocyclic variants of the tandem [4 + 2] cycloaddition/allylboration to prepare α-hydroxyalkylated piperidine and pyran containing compounds, respectively. These classes of heterocycles are ubiquitous in Nature and are important components of pharmaceuticals. This Account summarizes the development and evolution of this powerful multicomponent reaction for accessing nonaromatic heterocycles and its many applications in natural products synthesis and drug discovery. The aza[4 + 2]cycloaddition/allylboration MCR was first optimized in our laboratory using 4-boronylhydrazonobutadienes and N-substituted maleimides, and it was exploited in the preparation of combinatorial libraries of polysubstituted imidopiperidines that feature as many as four elements of

  1. Integrating reaction and analysis: investigation of higher-order reactions by cryogenic trapping. (United States)

    Stockinger, Skrollan; Trapp, Oliver


    A new approach for the investigation of a higher-order reaction by on-column reaction gas chromatography is presented. The reaction and the analytical separation are combined in a single experiment to investigate the Diels-Alder reaction of benzenediazonium-2-carboxylate as a benzyne precursor with various anthracene derivatives, i.e. anthracene, 9-bromoanthracene, 9-anthracenecarboxaldehyde and 9-anthracenemethanol. To overcome limitations of short reaction contact times at elevated temperatures a novel experimental setup was developed involving a cooling trap to achieve focusing and mixing of the reactants at a defined spot in a fused-silica capillary. This trap functions as a reactor within the separation column in the oven of a gas chromatograph. The reactants are sequentially injected to avoid undefined mixing in the injection port. An experimental protocol was developed with optimized injection intervals and cooling times to achieve sufficient conversions at short reaction times. Reaction products were rapidly identified by mass spectrometric detection. This new approach represents a practical procedure to investigate higher-order reactions at an analytical level and it simultaneously provides valuable information for the optimization of the reaction conditions.

  2. A Multistep Organocatalysis Experiment for the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory: An Enantioselective Aldol Reaction Catalyzed by Methyl Prolinamide (United States)

    Wade, Edmir O.; Walsh, Kenneth E.


    In recent years, there has been an explosion of research concerning the area of organocatalysis. A multistep capstone laboratory project that combines traditional reactions frequently found in organic laboratory curriculums with this new field of research is described. In this experiment, the students synthesize a prolinamide-based organocatalyst…

  3. Weak Brønsted Acid–Thiourea Co-Catalysis: Enantioselective, Catalytic Protio-Pictet–Spengler Reactions (United States)

    Klausen, Rebekka S.; Jacobsen, Eric N.


    The development of one-pot imine formation and asymmetric Pictet–Spengler reactions co-catalyzed by a chiral thiourea and benzoic acid is described. Optically active tetrahydro-β-carbolines, ubiquitous structural motifs in biologically active natural products, are obtained in high ee directly from tryptamine and aldehyde precursors. PMID:19178157

  4. Design, synthesis, and applications of potential substitutes of t-Bu-phosphinooxazoline in Pd-catalyzed asymmetric transformations and their use for the improvement of the enantioselectivity in the Pd-catalyzed allylation reaction of fluorinated allyl enol carbonates. (United States)

    Bélanger, Étienne; Pouliot, Marie-France; Courtemanche, Marc-André; Paquin, Jean-François


    The design, synthesis, and applications of potential substitutes of t-Bu-PHOX in asymmetric catalysis is reported. The design relies on the incorporation of geminal substituents at C5 in combination with a substituent at C4 other than t-butyl (i-Pr, i-Bu, or s-Bu). Most of these new members of the PHOX ligand family behave similarly in terms of stereoinduction to t-Bu-PHOX in three palladium-catalyzed asymmetric transformations. Electronically modified ligands were also prepared and used to improve the enantioselectivity in the Pd-catalyzed allylation reaction of fluorinated allyl enol carbonates.

  5. Cycloadditions in mixed aqueous solvents : the role of the water concentration

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    Rispens, Theo; Engberts, Jan B. F. N.

    We examined the kinetics of a series of cycloaddition reactions in mixtures of water with methanol, acetonitrile and poly(ethylene glycol) (MW 1000). The reactions include the Diels-Alder (DA) reaction between cyclopentadiene and N-n-butylmaleimide or acridizinium bromide, the retro-Diels-Alder

  6. Influence of degree of sulfonation of BDPP upon enantioselectivity in rhodium-BDPP catalyzed hydrogenation reactions in a two phase system

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    Lensink, Cornelis; Rijnberg, Evelien; Vries, Johannes G. de


    Asymmetric hydrogenation experiments were carried out with catalysts prepared in situ from [Rh(COD)Cl]2 and 2 eq. of a sulfonated (2S,4S)-bis-2,4-(diphenylphosphino)pentane carrying 0-4 sulfonate groups, in a two phase aqueous organic system. The effect of degree of sulfonation on enantioselectivity

  7. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Secalonic Acid E. (United States)

    Ganapathy, Dhandapani; Reiner, Johannes R; Löffler, Lorenz E; Ma, Ling; Gnanaprakasam, Boopathy; Niepötter, Benedikt; Koehne, Ingo; Tietze, Lutz F


    The first enantioselective synthesis of a secalonic acid containing a dimeric tetrahydroxanthenone skeleton is described, using a Wacker-type cyclization of a methoxyphenolic compound to form a chiral chroman with a quaternary carbon stereogenic center with >99% ee. Further steps are a Sharpless dihydroxylation and a Dieckmann condensation to give a tetrahydroxanthenone. A late-stage one-pot palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-dimerization reaction leads to the 2,2'-biphenol linkage to complete the enantioselective total synthesis of secalonic acid E in 18 steps with 8% overall yield. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Enantioselective olefin metathesis with cyclometalated ruthenium complexes. (United States)

    Hartung, John; Dornan, Peter K; Grubbs, Robert H


    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.

  9. Investigating the nature of palladium chain-walking in the enantioselective redox-relay Heck reaction of alkenyl alcohols. (United States)

    Hilton, Margaret J; Xu, Li-Ping; Norrby, Per-Ola; Wu, Yun-Dong; Wiest, Olaf; Sigman, Matthew S


    The mechanism of the redox-relay Heck reaction was investigated using deuterium-labeled substrates. Results support a pathway through a low energy palladium-alkyl intermediate that immediately precedes product formation, ruling out a tautomerization mechanism. DFT calculations of the relevant transition structures at the M06/LAN2DZ+f/6-31+G* level of theory show that the former pathway is favored by 5.8 kcal/mol. Palladium chain-walking toward the alcohol, following successive β-hydride eliminations and migratory insertions, is also supported in this study. The stereochemistry of deuterium labels is determined, lending support that the catalyst remains bound to the substrate during the relay process and that both cis- and trans-alkenes form from β-hydride elimination.


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    Rispens, Minze T.; Zondervan, Charon; Feringa, Bernard

    Several chiral Cu(II)-complexes of cyclic amino acids catalyse the enantioselective allylic oxidation of cyclohexene to cyclohexenyl esters. Cyclohexenyl propionate was obtained in 86% yield with e.e.'s up to 61%.

  11. An Asymmetric Synthetic Approach to the A-ring of the Taxol Family of Anti-Cancer Compounds

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    M. L. Marin


    Full Text Available A synthetic route developed for the preparation of the A-ring of Taxol family of molecules is reported. By means of an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction an asymmetric approach to this ring has been accomplished. Also, initial studies to prepare the A ring using an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction have been successful.

  12. Expression of a lipase on the cell-surface of Escherichia coli using the OmpW anchoring motif and its application to enantioselective reactions. (United States)

    Lee, Hyuk; Park, Si Jae; Han, Mee-Jung; Eom, Gyeong Tae; Choi, Min-Jung; Kim, Seong Ho; Oh, Young Hoon; Song, Bong Keun; Lee, Seung Hwan


    Microbial-surface display is the expression of proteins or peptides on the surface of cells by fusing an appropriate protein as an anchoring motif. Here, the outer membrane protein W (OmpW) was selected as a fusion partner for functional expression of Pseudomonas fluorescence SIK W1 lipase (TliA) on the cell-surface of Escherichia coli. Localization of the truncated OmpW-TliA fusion protein on the cell-surface was confirmed by immunoblotting and functional assay of lipase activity. Enantioselective hydrolysis of rac-phenylethyl butanoate by the displayed lipase resulted in optically active (R)-phenyl ethanol with 96% enantiomeric excess and 44% of conversion in 5 days. Thus, a small outer membrane protein OmpW, is a useful anchoring motif for displaying an active enzyme of ~50 kDa on the cell-surface and the surface-displayed lipase can be employed as an enantioselective biocatalyst in organic synthesis.

  13. The cytotoxic styryl lactone goniothalamin is an inhibitor of nucleocytoplasmic transport. (United States)

    Wach, Jean-Yves; Güttinger, Stephan; Kutay, Ulrike; Gademann, Karl


    An in vivo nuclear export assay (immunostaining of Rio2 in HeLa cells) demonstrated that (R)-goniothalamin is an inhibitor of nucleocytoplasmic transport above 500 nM, which was rationalized also by molecular modeling. The cytotoxic styryl lactone natural product was prepared via an enantioselective Cr(III) catalyzed hetero Diels-Alder reaction and a Sonogashira coupling. A series of analogs was synthesized and only the oxidized goniothalamin derivative featuring an alkyne spacer was found active. Unsaturated lactones of natural origin other than leptomycin (LMB) are thus suggested to operate via a similar mechanism targeting the CRM1 nuclear receptor. 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Thermally Self-Healing Polymeric Materials : The Next Step to Recycling Thermoset Polymers?

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    Zhang, Youchun; Broekhuis, Antonius A.; Picchioni, Francesco


    We developed thermally self-healing polymeric materials on the basis of furan-functionalized, alternating thermosetting polyketones (PK-furan) and bis-maleimide by using the Diels-Alder (DA) and Retro-Diels-Alder (RDA) reaction sequence. PK-furan can be easily obtained under mild conditions by the

  15. Role of Orbital Interactions and Activation Strain (Distortion Energies) on Reactivities in the Normal and Inverse Electron-Demand Cycloadditions of Strained and Unstrained Cycloalkenes

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    Levandowski, Brian J.; Hamlin, Trevor A.; Bickelhaupt, F. Matthias; Houk, K. N.


    The Diels-Alder reactivities of a series of cycloalkenes, from the highly strained cyclopropene to the unstrained cyclohexene, have been studied with density functional theory using the M06-2X functional. The normal electron-demand Diels-Alder reactions with cyclopentadiene and the inverse

  16. Enantioselective total synthesis of (-)-acylfulvene and (-)-irofulven. (United States)

    Siegel, Dustin S; Piizzi, Grazia; Piersanti, Giovanni; Movassaghi, Mohammad


    We report our full account of the enantioselective total synthesis of (-)-acylfulvene (1) and (-)-irofulven (2), which features metathesis reactions for the rapid assembly of the molecular framework of these antitumor agents. We discuss (1) the application of an Evans Cu-catalyzed aldol addition reaction using a strained cyclopropyl ketenethioacetal, (2) an efficient enyne ring-closing metathesis cascade reaction in a challenging setting, (3) the reagent IPNBSH for a late-stage reductive allylic transposition reaction, and (4) the final RCM/dehydrogenation sequence for the formation of (-)-acylfulvene (1) and (-)-irofulven (2).


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    FACILE ENANTIOSELECTIVE PALLADIUM CATALYSED TRANSFER. HYDROGENATION OF α-METHYLCINNAMIC ACID IN THE PRESENCE OF. OPTICAL PURE ORGANIC ACIDS. Reginah N. Bwire, Runner R. T. Majinda and Ishmael B. Masesane*. Chemistry Department, University of Botswana, P/Bag UB00704, ...

  18. Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Three-Component Synthesis of α-Substituted Amines. (United States)

    Beisel, Tamara; Manolikakes, Georg


    The first general palladium-catalyzed, enantioselective three-component synthesis of α-arylamines starting from sulfonamides, aldehydes, and arylboronic acids has been developed. These reactions generate a wide array of α-arylamines with high yields and enantioselectivities. Notably, this process is tolerant to air and moisture, providing an operationally simple approach for the synthesis of chiral α-arylamines.

  19. Copper-catalyzed enantioselective conjugate addition of organometallic reagents to acyclic dienones

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    Sebesta, Radovan; Pizzuti, M. Gabriella; Minnaard, Adriaan J.; Feringa, Ben L.; Šebesta, Radovan

    The enantioselective, copper/phosphoramidite-catalyzed 1,4-addition of dialkylzinc reagents to acyclic dienones is described. The products of this reaction, obtained with enantioselectivities of up to 95%, can be further functionalized by a second conjugate addition, or employed in an enolate

  20. Mechanism of the reactions of alcohols with o-benzynes. (United States)

    Willoughby, Patrick H; Niu, Dawen; Wang, Tao; Haj, Moriana K; Cramer, Christopher J; Hoye, Thomas R


    We have studied reactions of secondary and primary alcohols with benzynes generated by the hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA) reaction. These alcohols undergo competitive addition vs dihydrogen transfer to produce aryl ethers vs reduced benzenoid products, respectively. During the latter process, an equivalent amount of oxidized ketone (or aldehyde) is formed. Using deuterium labeling studies, we determined that (i) it is the carbinol C-H and adjacent O-H hydrogen atoms that are transferred during this process and (ii) the mechanism is consistent with a hydride-like transfer of the C-H. Substrates bearing an internal trap attached to the reactive, HDDA-derived benzyne intermediate were used to probe the kinetic order of the alcohol trapping agent in the H2-transfer as well as in the alcohol addition process. The H2-transfer reaction is first order in alcohol. Our results are suggestive of a concerted H2-transfer process, which is further supported by density functional theory (DFT) computational studies and results of a kinetic isotope effect experiment. In contrast, alcohol addition to the benzyne is second order in alcohol, a previously unrecognized phenomenon. Additional DFT studies were used to further probe the mechanistic aspects of the alcohol addition process.

  1. Asymmetric Organocatalytic Cycloadditions

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    Mose, Rasmus


    were pioneered by Otto Paul Hermann Diels and Kurt Alder who discovered what later became known as the Diels Alder reaction. The Diels Alder reaction is a [4+2] cycloaddition in which a π4 component reacts with a π2 component via a cyclic transition state to generate a 6 membered ring. This reaction...... undergo cascade reactions with different electron deficient dienophiles in Diels Alder – nucleophilic ring closing reactions. This methodology opens up for the direct asymmetric formation of hydroisochromenes and hydroisoquinolines which may possess interesting biological activities. It is also...

  2. Enantioselective decarboxylative chlorination of β-ketocarboxylic acids (United States)

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


    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

  3. Rational design of sterically and electronically easily tunable chiral bisimidazolines and their applications in dual Lewis acid/brønsted base catalysis for highly enantioselective nitroaldol (Henry) reactions. (United States)

    Ma, Kuoyan; You, Jingsong


    A new addition to the rational design of sterically and electrically easily tunable chiral bis(imidazoline) ligands from chiral amino alcohols has been developed. Vast structural variation of chiral bis(imidazoline) ligands can be simply achieved by the choice of both the 1,2-amino alcohol and its N-1 R1 substituent. A small library of chiral bisimidazolines (1 a-h) has been constructed. The method has provided an easy and simplified route to a diverse set of air-stable and water-tolerant chiral bis(imidazoline) ligands on 10 g scales. The dual Lewis Acid/Brønsted base catalytic system generated from the (S)-1 a/Cu(OTf)2 complex and Et3N was able to catalyze Henry reactions between aldehydes and nitromethane effectively at room temperature, and also to tolerate a wide scope of aldehydes with excellent enantiomeric excesses. Not only aromatic aldehydes but also aliphatic aldehydes afforded the nitroalcohol products, with enantiomeric excesses in the 93-98% range. This dual catalytic system is among the most effective systems so far reported for the asymmetric parent Henry reactions. This work also represents the first members of the class of chiral bisimidazolines to have been demonstrated to achieve excellent enantioselectivities.

  4. In-situ functionalized monolithic polysiloxane-polymethacrylate composite materials from polythiol-ene double click reaction in capillary column format for enantioselective nano-high-performance liquid chromatography. (United States)

    Wolter, Marc; Lämmerhofer, Michael


    This work reports on the proof-of-principle of preparation of novel one step in-situ functionalized monolithic polysiloxane-polymethacrylate composite materials in capillary columns for enantioselective nano-HPLC using a thiol-ene click reaction. Quinine carbamate as functional monomer and ethylene dimethacrylate as crosslinker were both used as ene components in a thermally initiated double click-type polymerization reaction with poly(3-mercaptopropyl)methylsiloxane as thiol component in presence of 1-propanol as porogenic solvent. Elemental analysis and on-capillary fluorescence measurement proved the successful incorporation of the functional chiral monomer into the polymer. Scanning electron microscopy images revealed a macroporous polymer morphology which is typical for a nucleation and growth mechanism of pore formation. The individual microglobules appear relatively spherical and smooth indicating a non-porous nature. Nano-HPLC experiments of the chiral monolithic capillary column provided successful enantiomer separation of N-3,5-dinitrobenzoylleucine as test compound in polar organic elution mode clearly documenting the successful implementation of the proposed concept towards new functionalized monolithic composite materials. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Optimisation of stabilised carboxylesterase NP for enantioselective hydrolysis of naproxen methyl ester

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    Steenkamp, Lucia H


    Full Text Available Although the enantioselective kinetic resolution of ester racemates of the non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug naproxen ([2-(6-methoxy-2-naphthyl) propionic acid]) is a common demonstration for biocatalysis, the enantiomeric excess of the reactions...

  6. Improved Enantioselectivity of Subtilisin Carlsberg towards Secondary Alcohols by Protein Engineering

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    Dorau, Robin; Görbe, Tamas; Svedendahl Humble, Maria


    Generally, the catalytic activity of subtilisin Carlsberg (SC) for transacylation reactions with secondary alcohols in organic solvent is low. Enzyme immobilization and protein engineering was performed to improve the enantioselectivity of SC towards secondary alcohols. Possible amino-acid residues...

  7. Catalytic Enantioselective Alkylation of β-Keto Esters with Xanthydrol in the Presence of Chiral Palladium Complex

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    Kim, Kyu Yeon; Kim, Dae Young [Soonchunhyang Univ., Asan (Korea, Republic of)


    Our research interest has been directed toward the development of synthetic methods for the enantioselective construction of stereogenic carbon centers. Recently, we explored the catalytic enantioselective functionalization of active methines in the presence of chiral palladium(II) complexes. In conclusion, we have accomplished the efficient catalytic enantioselective alkylation of β-keto esters 1 with xanthydrol 2 with high yields and excellent enantioselectivity (up to 98% ee). It should be noted that this alkyaltion reaction proceeds well using air- and moisture-stable chiral palladium com- plexes with low loading (1 mol%)

  8. Enantioselective Iodolactonization of Disubstituted Olefinic Acids Using a Bifunctional Catalyst (United States)

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


    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

  9. Synthesis and resolution of a multifunctional inherently chiral calix[4]arene with an ABCD substitution pattern at the wide rim: the effect of a multifunctional structure in the organocatalyst on enantioselectivity in asymmetric reactions. (United States)

    Shirakawa, Seiji; Kimura, Tomohiro; Murata, Shun-ichi; Shimizu, Shoichi


    An efficient synthetic route to inherently chiral calix[4]arenes with an ABCD substitution pattern at the wide rim in the cone conformation was developed for the first time. For the synthesis of inherently chiral ABCD-type calix[4]arenes, first 5,11-dibromo-17-(3,5-dimethylphenyl)-25,26,27,28-tetrapropoxycalix[4]arene (9) was prepared as a key intermediate. Then, functionalization of the calix[4]arene 9 was examined, and highly regioselective monofunctionalization was achieved via selective monolithiation of bromo groups. Various multifunctionalized inherently chiral ABCD-type calix[4]arenes can be synthesized by using this method; thus, the synthesis of inherently chiral phosphine and carboxylic acid derivatives of ABCD-type calix[4]arene was demonstrated. In addition, the aminophenol derivative 1b of an ABCD-type calix[4]arene with a 3,5-dimethylphenyl group at the wide rim was synthesized and resolved into optically pure enantiomers. The chiral calix[4]arene 1b was used as an organocatalyst in asymmetric Michael addition reactions of thiophenols. The effect of the 3,5-dimethylphenyl group at the wide rim of calix[4]arene 1b on enantioselectivity was examined, and a positive effect of the 3,5-dimethylphenyl group was observed.

  10. Systematic Evaluation of Bioorthogonal Reactions in Live Cells with Clickable HaloTag Ligands: Implications for Intracellular Imaging. (United States)

    Murrey, Heather E; Judkins, Joshua C; Am Ende, Christopher W; Ballard, T Eric; Fang, Yinzhi; Riccardi, Keith; Di, Li; Guilmette, Edward R; Schwartz, Joel W; Fox, Joseph M; Johnson, Douglas S


    Bioorthogonal reactions, including the strain-promoted azide-alkyne cycloaddition (SPAAC) and inverse electron demand Diels-Alder (iEDDA) reactions, have become increasingly popular for live-cell imaging applications. However, the stability and reactivity of reagents has never been systematically explored in the context of a living cell. Here we report a universal, organelle-targetable system based on HaloTag protein technology for directly comparing bioorthogonal reagent reactivity, specificity, and stability using clickable HaloTag ligands in various subcellular compartments. This system enabled a detailed comparison of the bioorthogonal reactions in live cells and informed the selection of optimal reagents and conditions for live-cell imaging studies. We found that the reaction of sTCO with monosubstituted tetrazines is the fastest reaction in cells; however, both reagents have stability issues. To address this, we introduced a new variant of sTCO, Ag-sTCO, which has much improved stability and can be used directly in cells for rapid bioorthogonal reactions with tetrazines. Utilization of Ag complexes of conformationally strained trans-cyclooctenes should greatly expand their usefulness especially when paired with less reactive, more stable tetrazines.

  11. Synthesis and evaluation of new guanidine-thiourea organocatalyst for the nitro-Michael reaction: Theoretical studies on mechanism and enantioselectivity

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    Tatyana E. Shubina


    Full Text Available A new guanidine-thiourea organocatalyst has been developed and applied as bifunctional organocatalyst in the Michael addition reaction of diethyl malonate to trans-β-nitrostyrene. Extensive DFT calculations, including solvent effects and dispersion corrections, as well as ab initio calculations provide a plausible description of the reaction mechanism.

  12. Efficient Boron-Copper Additions to Aryl-Substituted Alkenes Promoted by NHC–Based Catalysts. Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Hydroboration Reactions


    Lee, Yunmi; Hoveyda, Amir H.


    A Cu-catalyzed method for efficient boron-copper addition processes involving acyclic and cyclic disubstituted aryl olefins are reported. Reactions are promoted with 0.5–5 mol % of a readily available N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex; the presence of MeOH promotes in situ protonation of the C–Cu bond and leads to efficient catalyst turnover, constituting a net Cu-catalyzed hydroboration process. Reactions proceed in >98:

  13. Hydrophobic Encapsulated Phosphonium Salts-Synthesis of Weakly Coordinating Cations and their Application in Wittig Reactions. (United States)

    Moritz, Ralf; Wagner, Manfred; Schollmeyer, Dieter; Baumgarten, Martin; Müllen, Klaus


    Large and rigid tetraarylphosphonium tetrafluoroborate salts have been synthesized representing weakly coordinating cations with diameters of several nanometers. Divergent dendritic growth by means of thermal Diels-Alder cycloaddition was employed for the construction of the hydrophobic polyphenylene framework up to the third generation. X-ray crystal structure analysis of first-generation phosphonium tetrafluoroborate supported the rigidity of the non-collapsible shell around the phosphorus center and gave insight into solid-state packing and cation-anion distances. Copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne ligation served as reliable method for the preparation of a first-generation triazolylphenyl hybrid phosphonium cation under mild reaction conditions. Furthermore, from the synthesis of triarylbenzylphosphonium bromides, Wittig precursors with unprecedented bulky substituents in the α-position were accessible. Employment of these precursors under Wittig conditions by treatment with base and subsequent reaction with aldehydes preferentially provided (Z)-olefins with bulky polyphenylene substituents. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  14. Catalytic diastereo- and enantioselective annulations between transient nitrosoalkenes and indoles. (United States)

    Zhang, Yu; Stephens, David; Hernandez, Graciela; Mendoza, Rosalinda; Larionov, Oleg V


    Caught in transition: an efficient catalytic system is the key to the successful development of the first highly diastereo- and enantioselective annulation reaction between indoles and transient nitrosoalkenes. This robust reaction affords structurally unique architectures with up to three new chiral centers. The products can be readily elaborated into other indoline-based chiral heterocyclic motifs, including those of pyrrolidinoindoline alkaloids. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Metal as Source of Chirality in Octahedral Complexes with Tripodal Tetradentate Ligands. (United States)

    Carmona, María; Rodríguez, Ricardo; Passarelli, Vincenzo; Lahoz, Fernando J; García-Orduña, Pilar; Carmona, Daniel


    The challenging control of the absolute configuration of chiral-at-metal complexes is efficiently achieved using the tripodal tetradentate ligand L. The optical resolution of rac-[RhCl2(κ4C,N,N',P-L)] mediated by (S)-α-phenylglycine provides access to enantiopure complexes of general formula [Rh(κ4C,N,N',P-L)A(Solv)][SbF6]n that enantioselectively catalyze the Diels-Alder reaction between methacrolein and HCp with enantiomeric ratio of up to >99/1. The nature of the active species, the origin of the enantioselectivity and mechanistic details are disclosed by means of NMR spectroscopy and DFT studies.

  16. Asymmetric Synthesis of Optically Active Spirocyclic Indoline Scaffolds through an Enantioselective Reduction of Indoles

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    Borrmann, Ruediger


    An enantioselective synthesis of spirocyclic indoline scaffolds was achieved by applying an asymmetric iridium-catalyzed hydrogenation of 3H-indoles. Low catalyst loadings and mild reaction conditions provide a broad range of differently substituted products with excellent yields and enantioselectivities. The developed methodology allows an efficient synthesis of this important spirocyclic structural motif, which is present in numerous biologically active molecules and privileged structures in medicinal chemistry.

  17. Application of ( S,S )-Pentacycloundecane bis(4-Phenyloxazoline ...

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    phenyloxazoline) ligand 5 and its evaluation as a chiral Lewis acid catalyst in the benchmark asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction between 3-acryloyloxazolidin-2-one (6) and cyclopentadiene (7) is reported. From the various metal salts screened the ...

  18. The oxanorbornene approach to 3-hydroxy, 3,4-dihydroxy and 3,4,5-trihydroxy derivatives of 2-aminocyclohexanecarboxylic acid

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    Howard Judith AK


    Full Text Available Abstract The nitro oxanorbornene adduct derived from the Diels-Alder reaction of ethyl (E-3-nitroacrylate and furan provides a versatile template for the stereoselective synthesis of hydroxylated derivatives of 2-aminocyclohexanecarboxylic acid (ACHC.

  19. Synthetic studies on taxanes: A domino-enyne metathesis/Diels ...

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    Abstract. A domino enyne cross-metathesis/intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction has been successfully used to synthesize a bicyclo[5.3.1] undecene, corresponding to AB-ring of taxol without the gem dimethyl group.

  20. Earthworm Is a Versatile and Sustainable Biocatalyst for Organic Synthesis (United States)

    Guan, Zhi; Chen, Yan-Li; Yuan, Yi; Song, Jian; Yang, Da-Cheng; Xue, Yang; He, Yan-Hong


    A crude extract of earthworms was used as an eco-friendly, environmentally benign, and easily accessible biocatalyst for various organic synthesis including the asymmetric direct aldol and Mannich reactions, Henry and Biginelli reactions, direct three-component aza-Diels-Alder reactions for the synthesis of isoquinuclidines, and domino reactions for the synthesis of coumarins. Most of these reactions have never before seen in nature, and moderate to good enantioselectivities in aldol and Mannich reactions were obtained with this earthworm catalyst. The products can be obtained in preparatively useful yields, and the procedure does not require any additional cofactors or special equipment. This work provides an example of a practical way to use sustainable catalysts from nature. PMID:25148527

  1. The use of optically active O-alkyl ester hydrochlorides of L ...

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    Abstract. The effect of a range of O-alkyl ester hydrochloride surfactants derived from L-phenylalanine and L-tyrosine as catalysts on the Diels-Alder reaction between ... The Diels-Alder reaction was also found to be favored in acidic condition (pH 3) as well as in the presence of lithium chloride (LiCl) as salting out agent.

  2. Polymeric Binders which Reversibly Dissociate at Elevated Temperatures (United States)


    Kohler and J. Kable . "The Diels-Alder Reaction in the Fulvene Series," J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 57 (1935), p. 917. 12 K. Alder and H. F. Rickert...October 1950. U. S. Patent 2,524,145 (to U. S. Rubber Co.). 57 NWC TP 5995 11. E. P. Kohler and J. Kable , "The Diels-Alder Reaction in the Fulvene

  3. An unexpected reaction pathway in the synthesis of the ABCE framework of strychnine-type alkaloids - A multidisciplinary study (United States)

    Šoral, Michal; Markus, Jozef; Doháňošová, Jana; Šoralová, Stanislava; Dvoranová, Dana; Chyba, Andrej; Moncol, Ján; Berkeš, Dušan; Liptaj, Tibor


    Acid-catalyzed cyclization of spirocyclic 1‧-benzyl-2‧-(prop-2-en-1-yl)spiro[indole-3,3‧-pyrrolidine]-5‧-one (1) was performed. The pentacyclic product of Povarov-like imino-Diels-Alder reaction was isolated in high yield instead of expected tetracyclic aza-Prins intermediate. The unusual exotic alkaloid-type structure of the resulting molecule 2 was unambiguously confirmed by a detailed NMR analysis using a set of 2D NMR spectra including an INADEQUATE experiment. The relative configuration of 2 was predicted from the synthesis mechanism and DFT geometry calculations and independently confirmed using NOESY and residual dipolar coupling (RDC) assisted NMR analysis in stretched crosslinked polystyrene gels. The reversibility of the cycloaddition in aprotic solvents was observed. A new reaction pathway yielding a rare 6-5-5-5 tetracyclic spiroindoline 3 was suggested. The relative configuration within the tetracyclic framework was ultimately proved using Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis of compound 4.

  4. Enantioselective Addition of Organolithium Reagents to Imines Mediated by C2-Symmetric Bis(aziridine) Ligands

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    Johansson, F.; Tanner, David Ackland


    The C-2-symmetric bis(aziridine) ligands 1 - 5 have been screened in the enantioselective addition of organolithium reagents to imines. Ligand 1 (used in stoichiometric amounts) was found to be superior in terms of chemical yield and enantioselectivity, the best result being 90% yield and 89% e.......e. in the addition of vinyllithium to imine 6a. Use of ligand 1 in substoichiometric amounts gave poorer yield and lower enantioselectivity. The enantioselectivity of the reaction was investigated as a function of substrate, reagent, stoichiometry and temperature, but no firm mechanistic conclusions could be drawn....... Preliminary results with deuterium-labelled methyllithium indicate complexation/exchange processes involving ligand, reagent and substrate. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved....

  5. Organocatalytically Generated Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes in Domino Reactions. One-Step Enantioselective Synthesis of Pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinolines. (United States)

    Sanchez-Diez, Eduardo; Vesga, Diana L; Reyes, Efraim; Uria, Uxue; Carrillo, Luisa; Vicario, Jose L


    An easy and straightforward procedure has been developed for the synthesis of highly enantioenriched pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinolines through a one-pot process that comprises a domino cyclopropane ring opening/aza-Michael/aldol reaction followed by acid-promoted lactamization. The key feature of the synthetic approach relies on the ability of conveniently functionalized cyclopropaneacetaldehydes to undergo organocatalytic activation by a chiral secondary amine that enables the catalytic generation of a donor-acceptor cyclopropane. This intermediate has the potential to undergo a ring opening that generates an electrophilic α,β-unsaturated iminium ion that subsequently reacts through the already mentioned domino sequence and in which stereochemical information is very efficiently transferred from the amine catalyst to the final products. Moreover, one of the alkoxycarbonyl moieties can be easily removed by standard hydrolysis/decarboxylation, providing access to the target adducts as single stereoisomers.

  6. Enantioselective decarboxylative amination: synthesis of axially chiral allenyl amines. (United States)

    Wan, Baoqiang; Ma, Shengming


    Getting axed: synthesis of the title amines, bearing functionality (R(1) and R(2)), involves the enantioselective palladium-catalyzed decarboxylation of allenyl N-tosylcarbamates. The reaction proceeds smoothly using both the chiral ligands (S)- and (R)-DTBM-Segphos (1) to afford the allenyl amines in good yields and with high enantioseletivities. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Induction of Axial Chirality in 8-Arylquinolines through Halogenation Reactions Using Bifunctional Organocatalysts. (United States)

    Miyaji, Ryota; Asano, Keisuke; Matsubara, Seijiro


    The enantioselective syntheses of axially chiral heterobiaryls were accomplished through the aromatic electrophilic halogenation of 3-(quinolin-8-yl)phenols with bifunctional organocatalysts that control the molecular conformations during successive halogenations. Axially chiral quinoline derivatives, which have rarely been synthesized in an enantioselective catalytic manner, were afforded in moderate-to-good enantioselectivities through bromination, and an analogous protocol also enabled enantioselective iodination. In addition, this catalytic reaction, which allows enantioselective control through the use of mono-ortho-substituted substrates, allowed the asymmetric synthesis of 8-arylquinoline derivatives bearing two different halogen groups in high enantioselectivities. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Enantioselective Thiourea-Catalyzed Cationic Polycyclizations (United States)

    Knowles, Robert R.; Lin, Song


    A new thiourea catalyst is reported for the enantioselective cationic polycyclization of hydroxylactams. Both the yield and enantioselectivity of this transformation were found to vary strongly with the identity of a single aromatic residue on a common catalyst framework, with more expansive and polarizable arenes proving optimal. Evidence is presented for a mechanism in which stabilizing cation-π interactions are a principal determinant of enantioselectivity. PMID:20369901

  9. An Enantioselective Synthesis of a MEM-Protected Aetheramide A Derivative. (United States)

    Ghosh, Arun K; Rao, Kalapala Venkateswara; Akasapu, Siddhartha


    Aetheramides A and B are very potent anti-HIV agents. An enantioselective synthesis of a MEM-protected aetheramide A derivative is described. The synthesis was accomplished in a convergent and stereoselective manner. The key reactions involved asymmetric dihydroxylation, asymmetric allylation, asymmetric syn-aldol reactions and asymmetric hydrogenation.

  10. Development of catalysts and ligands for enantioselective gold catalysis. (United States)

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


    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

  11. Brønsted acid catalyzed enantioselective indole aza-Claisen rearrangement mediated by an arene CH-O interaction. (United States)

    Maity, Pradip; Pemberton, Ryan P; Tantillo, Dean J; Tambar, Uttam K


    Although the aromatic aza-Claisen rearrangement is a general strategy for accessing substituted aromatic amines, there are no highly enantioselective examples of this process. We report the first Brønsted acid catalyzed enantioselective indole aza-Claisen rearrangement for the synthesis of chiral 3-amino-2-substituted indoles. We present evidence for an arene CH-O interaction as a source of activation and stereoinduction, which is an unprecedented phenomenon in enantioselective Brønsted acid catalysis. The products of this reaction can be transformed into 3-aminooxindoles, which are prevalent in many biologically active small molecules.

  12. Dynamic control of chirality in phosphine ligands for enantioselective catalysis. (United States)

    Zhao, Depeng; Neubauer, Thomas M; Feringa, Ben L


    Chirality plays a fundamental role in biology and chemistry and the precise control of chirality in a catalytic conversion is a key to modern synthesis most prominently seen in the production of pharmaceuticals. In enantioselective metal-based catalysis, access to each product enantiomer is commonly achieved through ligand design with chiral bisphosphines being widely applied as privileged ligands. Switchable phosphine ligands, in which chirality is modulated through an external trigger signal, might offer attractive possibilities to change enantioselectivity in a catalytic process in a non-invasive manner avoiding renewed ligand synthesis. Here we demonstrate that a photoswitchable chiral bisphosphine based on a unidirectional light-driven molecular motor, can be used to invert the stereoselectivity of a palladium-catalysed asymmetric transformation. It is shown that light-induced changes in geometry and helicity of the switchable ligand enable excellent selectivity towards the racemic or individual enantiomers of the product in a Pd-catalysed desymmetrization reaction.

  13. Enantioselective Polyene Cyclization via Organo-SOMO Catalysis (United States)

    Rendler, Sebastian; MacMillan, David W. C.


    The first organocatalytic enantioselective radical polycyclization has been accomplished using singly occupied molecular orbital (SOMO) catalysis. The presented strategy relies on a selective single-electron oxidation of chiral enamines formed by condensation of polyenals with an imidazolidinone catalyst employing a suitable copper(II) oxidant. The reaction proceeds under mildly acidic conditions at room temperature and shows compatibility with an array of electron-poor as well as electron-rich functional groups. Upon termination by radical arylation, followed by subsequent oxidation and rearomatization, a range of polycyclic aldehydes has been accessed (12 examples, 54-77% yield, 85-93% ee). The enantioselective formation of up to six new carbocycles in a single catalyst-controlled cascade is described. Evidence for a radical-based cascade mechanism is indicated by a series of experimental results. PMID:20334384

  14. Enantioselective Transport by a Steroidal Guanidinium Receptor

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    Baragaña, Beatriz; Blackburn, Adrian G.; Breccia, Perla; Davis, Anthony P.; Mendoza, Javier de; Padrón-Carrillo, José M.; Prados, Pilar; Riedner, Jens; Vries, Johannes G. de


    The cationic steroidal receptors 9 and 11 have been synthesized from cholic acid 3. Receptor 9 extracts N-acetyl-α-amino acids from aqueous media into chloroform with enantioselectivities (L:D) of 7-10:1. The lipophilic variant 11 has been employed for the enantioselective transport of

  15. Tertiary Aminourea-Catalyzed Enantioselective Iodolactonization (United States)

    Veitch, Gemma E.


    Binding the anion: A highly enantioselective iodolactonization of 5-hexenoic acids has been achieved using a tertiary aminourea-catalyst. The use of catalytic iodine in this process is critical to enhancing both the reactivity and enantioselectivity of the stoichiometric I+source.The mechanism is proposed to involve binding of an iodonium imidate intermediate by the H-bond donor catalyst. PMID:20803601

  16. Evidence contrary to the accepted Diels-Alder mechanism in the thermal modification of vegetable oil (United States)

    A transesterified oleochemical product has been made using two routes. Soybean oil was thermally polymerized anaerobically at 330 deg C. and the material was then transesterified using base catalyst and methanol. Alternatively, a similar product can be obtained by heating methyl linoleate to the sam...

  17. Enantioselective Synthesis of Acyclic α-Quaternary Carboxylic Acid Derivatives through Iridium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation. (United States)

    Shockley, Samantha E; Hethcox, J Caleb; Stoltz, Brian M


    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.

  18. Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Addition of Two Distinct Nucleophiles across Alkenes Capable of Quinone Methide Formation


    Jensen, Katrina H.; Pathak, Tejas P.; Zhang, Yang; Sigman, Matthew S.


    A sequential intramolecular-intermolecular enantioselective alkene difunctionalization reaction has been developed which is thought to proceed through Pd-catalyzed quinone methide formation. The synthesis of new chiral heterocyclic compounds with adjacent chiral centers is achieved in enantiomeric ratios up to 99:1 and diastereomeric ratios up to 10:1.

  19. Optimisation of the enantioselective biocatalytic hydrolysis of naproxen ethyl ester using ChiroCLEC-CR

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    Brady, D


    Full Text Available In a biocatalytic reaction the immobilized lipase ChiroCLEC-CR enantioselectively hydrolysed a naproxen ethyl ester racemate, yielding (S)-naproxen with an enantiomeric excess of more than 98%, an enantiomeric ratio (E) of more than 100...

  20. Enantioselective Evans-Tishchenko Reduction of b-Hydroxyketone Catalyzed by Lithium Binaphtholate

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    Makoto Nakajima


    Full Text Available Lithium diphenylbinaphtholate catalyzed the enantioselective Evans-Tishchenko reduction of achiral b-hydroxyketones to afford monoacyl-protected 1,3-diols with high stereoselectivities. In the reaction of racemic b-hydroxyketones, kinetic optical resolution occurred in a highly stereoselective manner.

  1. Cu-catalyzed enantioselective allylic alkylation with organolithium reagents. (United States)

    Hornillos, Valentín; Guduguntla, Sureshbabu; Fañanás-Mastral, Martín; Pérez, Manuel; Bos, Pieter H; Rudolph, Alena; Harutyunyan, Syuzanna R; Feringa, Ben L


    This protocol describes a method for the catalytic enantioselective synthesis of tertiary and quaternary carbon stereogenic centers, which are widely present in pharmaceutical and natural products. The method is based on the direct reaction between organolithium compounds, which are cheap, readily available and broadly used in chemical synthesis, and allylic electrophiles, using chiral copper catalysts. The methodology involves the asymmetric allylic alkylation (AAA) of allyl bromides, chlorides and ethers with organolithium compounds using catalyst systems based on Cu-Taniaphos and Cu-phosphoramidites. The protocol contains a complete description of the reaction setup, a method based on 1 H-NMR, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and chiral HPLC for assaying the regioselectivity and enantioselectivity of the product, and isolation, purification and characterization procedures. Six Cu-catalyzed AAA reactions between different organolithium reagents and allylic systems are detailed in the text as representative examples of these procedures. These reactions proceed within 1-10 h, depending on the nature of the allylic substrate (bromide, chloride, or ether and disubstituted or trisubstituted) or the chiral ligand used (Taniaphos or phosphoramidite). However, the entire protocol, including workup and purification, generally requires an additional 4-7 h to complete.

  2. [The chemistry of pericyclic reactions and their application to syntheses of heterocyclic compounds]. (United States)

    Sakamoto, Masanori; Kawasaki, Tomomi; Ishii, Keitaro; Tamura, Osamu


    Diels-Alder reactions of benzylidenecyanomethyl-1,3-benzothiazoles 17 and -1,3-benzoxazoles 18 as 1-aza-1,3-butadienes are described. The dienes 17 and 18 featuring stabilized imine moieties in the form of heteroaromatic rings react with both electron-deficient and electron-rich dienophiles to give corresponding cycloadducts regioselectively. The cycloadditions of the intramolecular systems 34c,d and 35c,d proceeded smoothly via the exo-transition state, stereoselectively affording polycyclic compounds 36c,d and 37c,d in good to excellent yields. The diene systems of 17 and 18 were extended to dienes 19a-c with ester groups at diene-4-positions. Dienes 19a-c exhibited high Diels-Alder reactivities with electron-rich alkenes. Dienes 19a-c also reacted with allyl alcohols 55-58 in the presence of stanoxane catalyst 53 to give cycloadducts 59-62 via transesterification and intramolecular cycloaddition. Although alpha-alkoxycarbonylnitrones 64 have been very attractive nitrones for the syntheses of amino acids, the nitrones 64 exist as equilibrating mixtures of (E)-64 and (Z)-64. To solve this problem, three methods were explored: 1) sequential transesterification and intermolecular cycloaddition of nitrones 64 with allyl alcohols; 2) use of chiral and geometry-fixed nitrone 84; and 3) selective activation of (Z)-64 by Eu(fod)3. These methods were applied to syntheses of nikkomycins, clavalanine, and beta-substituted alpha-amino acids. The reactions of photoinduced carbonyl ylides from alpha,beta-unsaturated gamma,delta-epoxy nitriles were studied. Direct irradiation (lambda = 254 nm) of (E)-129 led selectively to products arising from the carbonyl ylide XXV or the carbene intermediate XXVI. The carbonyl ylides generated from (E)-129, (E)-139, and (Z)-143 were trapped with MeOH in the presence of amine, affording the corresponding acetals in moderate yields (Schemes 42 and 43). Photocyclization reactions of delta-hydroxyalkyl epoxy nitriles 148a-e led to spiro acetals

  3. Catalytic enantioselective addition of organoboron reagents to fluoroketones controlled by electrostatic interactions (United States)

    Lee, Kyunga; Silverio, Daniel L.; Torker, Sebastian; Robbins, Daniel W.; Haeffner, Fredrik; van der Mei, Farid W.; Hoveyda, Amir H.


    Organofluorine compounds are central to modern chemistry, and broadly applicable transformations that generate them efficiently and enantioselectively are in much demand. Here we introduce efficient catalytic methods for the addition of allyl and allenyl organoboron reagents to fluorine-substituted ketones. These reactions are facilitated by readily and inexpensively available catalysts and deliver versatile and otherwise difficult-to-access tertiary homoallylic alcohols in up to 98% yield and >99:1 enantiomeric ratio. Utility is highlighted by a concise enantioselective approach to the synthesis of the antiparasitic drug fluralaner (Bravecto, presently sold as the racemate). Different forms of ammonium-organofluorine interactions play a key role in the control of enantioselectivity. The greater understanding of various non-bonding interactions afforded by these studies should facilitate the future development of transformations that involve fluoroorganic entities.

  4. Enhancing the reactivity of 1,2-diphospholes in cycloaddition reactions. (United States)

    Zagidullin, Almaz; Miluykov, Vasili; Oshchepkova, Elena; Tufatullin, Artem; Kataeva, Olga; Sinyashin, Oleg


    Two different approaches have been employed to enhance the reactivity of 1-alkyl-1,2-diphospholes - the introduction of electron-withdrawing groups either at the phosphorus atoms or in the para-position of the arene ring. The alkylation of sodium 1,2-diphospha-3,4,5-triphenylcyclopentadienide with alkyl halides Hal-CH2-R (R = CN, COOEt, OMe, CH2OEt) results in corresponding 1-alkyl-3,4,5-triphenyl-1,2-diphospholes (alkyl = CH2CN (1a), CH2COOEt (1b), CH2OMe (1c), and (CH2)2OEt (1d)), which spontaneously undergo the intermolecular [4 + 2] cycloaddition reactions at room temperature to form the mixture of the cycloadducts, 2a-c, respectively. However the alkylation of sodium 1,2-diphospha-3,4,5-tri(p-fluorophenyl)cyclopentadienide with ethyl iodide leads to stable 1-ethyl-3,4,5-tris(p-fluorophenyl)-1,2-diphosphole (1e), which forms the [4 + 2] cycloadduct 2,3,4,4a,5,6-hexa(p-fluorophenyl)-1-ethyl-1,7,7a-triphospha-4,7-(ethylphosphinidene)indene (2e) only upon heating up to 60 °C. With further heating to 120 °C with N-phenylmaleimide, the cycloadducts 2a-c and 2e undergo the retro-Diels-Alder reaction and form only one product of the [4 + 2] cycloaddition reaction 3a-с, 3e with good yields up to 65%.

  5. Critical perspective: named reactions discovered and developed by women. (United States)

    Olson, Julie A; Shea, Kevin M


    Named organic reactions. As chemists, we're all familiar with them: who can forget the Diels-Alder reaction? But how much do we know about the people behind the names? For example, can you identify a reaction named for a woman? How about a reaction discovered or developed by a woman but named for her male adviser? Our attempts to answer these simple questions started us on the journey that led to this Account. We introduce you to four reactions named for women and nine reactions discovered or developed by women. Using information obtained from the literature and, whenever possible, through interviews with the chemists themselves, their associates, and their advisers, we paint a more detailed picture of these remarkable women and their outstanding accomplishments. Some of the women you meet in this Account include Irma Goldberg, the only woman unambiguously recognized with her own named reaction. Gertrude Maud Robinson, the wife of Robert Robinson, who collaborated with him on several projects including the Piloty-Robinson pyrrole synthesis. Elizabeth Hardy, the Bryn Mawr graduate student who discovered the Cope rearrangement. Dorothee Felix, a critical member of Albert Eschenmoser's research lab for over forty years who helped develop both the Eschenmoser-Claisen rearrangement and the Eschenmoser-Tanabe fragmentation. Jennifer Loebach, the University of Illinois undergraduate who was part of the team in Eric Jacobsen's lab that discovered the Jacobsen-Katsuki epoxidation. Keiko Noda, a graduate student in Tsutomu Katsuki's lab who also played a key role in the development of the Jacobsen-Katsuki epoxidation. Lydia McKinstry, a postdoc in Andrew Myers's lab who helped develop the Myers asymmetric alkylation. Rosa Lockwood, a graduate student at Boston College whose sole publication is the discovery of the Nicholas reaction. Kaori Ando, a successful professor in Japan who helped develop the Roush asymmetric alkylation as a postdoc at MIT. Bianka Tchoubar, a

  6. Enantioselective environmental toxicology of chiral pesticides. (United States)

    Ye, Jing; Zhao, Meirong; Niu, Lili; Liu, Weiping


    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.

  7. Enantioselective Addition of Grignard Reagents to Aldehydes

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    Norma Nudelman


    Full Text Available The addition of Grignard reagents to aldehydes in the presence of chiral aminoalcohols shows a moderate enantioselectivity. The study carried out with a series of ligands allows the correlation between the structural characteristics and their reactivity.

  8. Enantioselective synthesis of the C18-C25 segment of lasonolide A by an oxonia-cope prins cascade. (United States)

    Dalgard, Jackline E; Rychnovsky, Scott D


    [reaction: see text] A 2-oxonia-Cope Prins cascade was developed that led to a facile and stereoselective synthesis of the C18-C25 segment of lasonolide A. The strategy nicely handles the introduction of the quaternary center in the tetrahydropyran ring, and all of the stereogenic centers in the product arise from a single stereocenter introduced in a catalytic enantioselective reaction.

  9. Enantioselective total syntheses of belactosin A, belactosin C, and its homoanalogue. (United States)

    Larionov, Oleg V; de Meijere, Armin


    [reaction: see text] Enantioselective total syntheses of belactosin A, belactosin C, and its homoanalogue have been accomplished in high overall yields (32% for belactosin A from the amino acid 10, and 35 and 36% for belactosin C and its homoanalogue, respectively). This concise approach comprises a novel sequential acylation/beta-lactonization reaction and allows a facile alteration of the substituents, thus providing a flexible route to a new family of highly active belactosin-based proteasome inhibitors.

  10. Catalytic asymmetric trifluoromethylthiolation via enantioselective [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of sulfonium ylides (United States)

    Zhang, Zhikun; Sheng, Zhe; Yu, Weizhi; Wu, Guojiao; Zhang, Rui; Chu, Wen-Dao; Zhang, Yan; Wang, Jianbo


    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. Enantioselective Esterification of Ibuprofen under Microwave Irradiation

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    Dantong Zhao


    Full Text Available Enantioselective esterification of ibuprofen has been successfully carried out in an organic solvent catalyzed by recombinant APE 1547 (a thermophilic esterase from the archaeon Aeropyrum pernix K1. Here we used microwave irradiation (MW as the mode of heating to improve the enzyme performance. Under the optimum conditions, the enzyme activity of APE 1547 was 4.16 μmol/mg/h and the enantioselectivity (E value was 52.9. Compared with conventional heating, the enzyme activity and the enantioselectivity were increased about 21.9-fold and 1.4-fold, respectively. The results also indicated that APE 1547 can maintain 95% of its activity even after being used five times, suggesting that the enzyme is stable under low power MW conditions.

  12. Enantioselective transesterification of glycidol catalysed by a novel lipase expressed from Bacillus subtilis. (United States)

    Wang, Lei; Tai, Jian-Dong; Wang, Ren; Xun, Er-Na; Wei, Xiao-Fei; Wang, Lei; Wang, Zhi


    A novel plasmid (pBSR2) was constructed by incorporating a strong lipase promoter and a terminator into the original pBD64. The lipase gene from Bacillus subtilis strain IFFI10210 was cloned into the plasmid pBSR2 and transformed into B. subtilis A.S.1.1655 to obtain an overexpression strain. The recombinant lipase [BSL2 (B. subtilis lipase 2)] has been expressed from the novel constructed strain and used in kinetic resolution of glycidol through enantioselective transesterification. The effects of reaction conditions on the activity as well as enantioselectivity were investigated. BSL2 showed a satisfying enantioselectivity (E>30) under the optimum conditions [acyl donor: vinyl butyrate; the mole ratio of vinyl butyrate to glycidol was 3:1; organic medium: 1,2-dichloroethane with water activity (a(w))=0.33; temperature 40 degrees C]. The remaining (R)-glycidol with a high enantiomeric purity [ee (enantiomeric excess) >99%] could be obtained when the conversion was approx. 60%. The results clearly show a good potential for industrial application of BSL2 in the resolution of glycidol through enantioselective transesterification.

  13. Enantioselective gamma- and delta-Borylation of Unsaturated Carbonyl Derivatives: Synthesis, Mechanistic Insights, and Applications (United States)

    Hoang, Gia L.

    Chiral boronic esters are valuable synthetic intermediates widely used in a variety of stereospecific transformations. Transition metal-catalyzed asymmetric hydroboration (CAHB) of alkenes is among the most popular methods for their preparation. Enantioselective hydroboration of activated alkenes (i.e., vinyl arene derivatives or conjugated carbonyl compounds) have been extensively studied by many research groups. We, on the other hand, are interested in enantioselective hydroboration of unactivated alkenes utilizing coordinating functional groups (e.g., carbonyl derivatives) to give functionalized, chiral boronic esters. While conjugate addition and C-H activation methodologies provide efficient alternatives to CAHB for enantioselective beta-borylation of carbonyl compounds, direct gamma- and delta-borylations were essentially unknown prior to our wok on CAHB. The gamma-borylated products were used for understanding stereochemical aspects of Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions resulting in stereoretention and in contrast to similar beta-borylated carbonyl derivatives reported in literature. Some other selected transformations were carried out to construct a number of biologically relevant structural motifs, such as lignan precursors, 1,4-amino alcohols, gamma-amino acid derivatives, 5-substitued-gamma-lactone and lactam ring systems. In addition, collaborative experimental and computational studies of the enantioselective desymmetrization via CAHB gain a better understanding of the mechanistic pathways.

  14. RNA-Cleaving DNA Enzymes with Altered Regio- or Enantioselectivity (United States)

    Ordoukhanian, Phillip; Joyce, Gerald F.


    In vitro evolution methods were used to obtain DNA enzymes that cleave either a 2',5' - phosphodiester following a wibonucleotide or a 3',5' -phosphodiester following an L-ribonucleotide. Both enzymes can operate in an intermolecular reaction format with multiple turnover. The DNA enzyme that cleaves a 2',5' -phosphodiester exhibits a k(sub cat) of approx. 0.01/ min and catalytic efficiency, k(sub cat)/k(sub m) of approx. 10(exp 5)/ M min. The enzyme that cleaves an L-ribonudeotide is about 10-fold slower and has a catalytic efficiency of approx. 4 x 10(exp 5)/ M min. Both enzymes require a divalent metal cation for their activity and have optimal catalytic rate at pH 7-8 and 35-50 C. In a comparison of each enzyme s activity with either its corresponding substrate that contains an unnatural ribonudeotide or a substrate that instead contains a standard ribonucleotide, the 2',5' -phosphodiester-deaving DNA enzyme exhibited a regioselectivity of 6000- fold, while the L-ribonucleotide-cleaving DNA enzyme exhibited an enantioselectivity of 50-fold. These molecules demonstrate how in vitro evolution can be used to obtain regio- and enantioselective catalysts that exhibit specificities for nonnatural analogues of biological compounds.

  15. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (−)-Acylfulvene and (−)-Irofulven (United States)

    Siegel, Dustin S.; Piizzi, Grazia; Piersanti, Giovanni; Movassaghi, Mohammad


    We report our full account of the enantioselective total synthesis of (−)-acylfulvene (1) and (−)-irofulven (2), which features metathesis reactions for the rapid assembly of the molecular framework of these antitumor agents. We discuss (1) the application of an Evans’ Cu-catalyzed aldol addition reaction using a strained cyclopropyl ketenethioacetal, (2) an efficient enyne ring-closing metathesis (EYRCM) cascade reaction in a challenging setting, (3) the reagent IPNBSH for a late stage reductive allylic transposition reaction, and (4) the final RCM/dehydrogenation sequence for the formation of (−)-acylfulvene (1) and (−)-irofulven (2). PMID:19938810

  16. Ultrasound-Assisted Enantioselective Esterification of Ibuprofen Catalyzed by a Flower-Like Nanobioreactor

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    Baiyi An


    Full Text Available A flower-like nanobioreactor was prepared for resolution of ibuprofen in organic solvents. Ultrasound irradiation has been used to improve the enzyme performance of APE1547 (a thermophilic esterase from the archaeon Aeropyrum pernix K1 in the enantioselective esterification. Under optimum reaction conditions (ultrasound power, 225 W; temperature, 45 °C; water activity, 0.21, the immobilized APE1547 showed an excellent catalytic performance (enzyme activity, 13.26 μmol/h/mg; E value, 147.1. After ten repeated reaction batches, the nanobioreactor retained almost 100% of its initial enzyme activity and enantioselectivity. These results indicated that the combination of the immobilization method and ultrasound irradiation can enhance the enzyme performance dramatically.

  17. Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective C-H Activation of Aliphatic Amines Using Chiral Anionic BINOL-Phosphoric Acid Ligands. (United States)

    Smalley, Adam P; Cuthbertson, James D; Gaunt, Matthew J


    The design of an enantioselective Pd(II)-catalyzed C-H amination reaction is described. The use of a chiral BINOL phosphoric acid ligand enables the conversion of readily available amines into synthetically valuable aziridines in high enantiomeric ratios. The aziridines can be derivatized to afford a range of chiral amine building blocks incorporating motifs readily encountered in pharmaceutically relevant molecules.

  18. Enantioselective conjugate silyl additions to cyclic and acyclic unsaturated carbonyls catalyzed by Cu complexes of chiral N-heterocyclic carbenes. (United States)

    Lee, Kang-Sang; Hoveyda, Amir H


    An efficient Cu-catalyzed protocol for enantioselective addition of a dimethylphenylsilanyl group to a wide range of cyclic and acyclic unsaturated ketones, esters, acrylonitriles, and alpha,beta,gamma,delta-dienones is disclosed. Reactions are performed in the presence of 1-2 mol % of commercially available and inexpensive CuCl, a readily accessible monodentate imidazolinium salt, and commercially available (dimethylphenylsilyl)pinacolatoboron. Cu-catalyzed enantioselective conjugate additions proceed to completion within only 2 h to afford the desired silanes in 87-97% yield and 90:10-99:1 enantiomeric ratio (er). Use of a proton source (e.g., MeOH) is not required; accordingly, synthetically versatile alpha-silyl boron enolates can be obtained. The special utility of the present protocol, in comparison with the related catalytic enantioselective aldol and boronate conjugate additions, is discussed and illustrated through various functionalizations of the enantiomerically enriched beta-silylcarbonyls.

  19. Highly enantioselective Ag(i)-catalyzed [3 + 2] cycloaddition of azomethine ylides. (United States)

    Longmire, James M; Wang, Bin; Zhang, Xumu


    A highly reactive Ag(I)-catalyzed [3 + 2] cycloaddition of azomethine ylides is founded using AgOAc as the catalytic precursor and phosphines as ligands. Using a new bis-ferrocenyl amide phosphine (FAP) as the ligand, we found that high enantioselectivities (up to 97% ee) have been achieved in the [3 + 2] cycloaddition of azomethine ylides. Up to four stereogenic centers can be established in this multicomponent coupling reaction from readily available materials such as aldehydes, aminoesters, and dipolarophiles.

  20. A combined continuous microflow photochemistry and asymmetric organocatalysis approach for the enantioselective synthesis of tetrahydroquinolines. (United States)

    Sugiono, Erli; Rueping, Magnus


    A continuous-flow asymmetric organocatalytic photocyclization-transfer hydrogenation cascade reaction has been developed. The new protocol allows the synthesis of tetrahydroquinolines from readily available 2-aminochalcones using a combination of photochemistry and asymmetric Brønsted acid catalysis. The photocylization and subsequent reduction was performed with catalytic amount of chiral BINOL derived phosphoric acid diester and Hantzsch dihydropyridine as hydrogen source providing the desired products in good yields and with excellent enantioselectivities.

  1. A combined continuous microflow photochemistry and asymmetric organocatalysis approach for the enantioselective synthesis of tetrahydroquinolines

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    Erli Sugiono


    Full Text Available A continuous-flow asymmetric organocatalytic photocyclization–transfer hydrogenation cascade reaction has been developed. The new protocol allows the synthesis of tetrahydroquinolines from readily available 2-aminochalcones using a combination of photochemistry and asymmetric Brønsted acid catalysis. The photocylization and subsequent reduction was performed with catalytic amount of chiral BINOL derived phosphoric acid diester and Hantzsch dihydropyridine as hydrogen source providing the desired products in good yields and with excellent enantioselectivities.

  2. Catalytic enantioselective vinylogous Mukaiyama-Michael addition of 2-silyloxyfurans to cyclic unsaturated oxo esters. (United States)

    Jusseau, Xavier; Retailleau, Pascal; Chabaud, Laurent; Guillou, Catherine


    The copper-catalyzed asymmetric addition of 2-silyloxyfurans to cyclic unsaturated oxo esters is reported. The reaction proceeds with excellent diastereocontrol (usually dr 99:1) and modest to high enantioselectivity, depending on the nature of the ester group and the substitution of the cyclic oxo ester. We have shown that these substrates can be transformed into a variety of building blocks bearing a γ-butenolide or γ-lactone connected to a cycloalkane or cycoalkene moiety.

  3. Conformational Control of Chiral Amido-Thiourea Catalysts Enables Improved Activity and Enantioselectivity. (United States)

    Lehnherr, Dan; Ford, David D; Bendelsmith, Andrew J; Kennedy, C Rose; Jacobsen, Eric N


    While aryl pyrrolidinoamido-thioureas derived from α-amino acids are effective catalysts in a number of asymmetric transformations, they exist as mixtures of slowly interconverting amide rotamers. Herein, the compromising role of amide bond isomerism is analyzed experimentally and computationally. A modified catalyst structure that exists almost exclusively as a single amide rotamer is introduced. This modification is shown to result in improved reactivity and enantioselectivity by minimizing competing reaction pathways.

  4. Optimization of enantioselective production of chiral epichlorohydrin ...

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    Oct 19, 2009 ... Kinetic resolution for optically active epoxides by microbial enantioselective hydrolysis. Biotechnol. Tech. 12: 225-228. Choi WJ, Lee EY, Yoon SJ, Yang ST, Choi CY (1999). Biocatalytic production of chiral epichlorohydrin in organic solvents. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 88: 339-341. De Vries EJ, Janssen DB (2003).

  5. An enantioselective artificial metallo-hydratase

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    Bos, Jeffrey; Garcia-Herraiz, Ana; Roelfes, Gerard


    Direct addition of water to alkenes to generate important chiral alcohols as key motif in a variety of natural products still remains a challenge in organic chemistry. Here, we report the first enantioselective artificial metallo-hydratase, based on the transcription factor LmrR, which catalyses the

  6. The Catalytic Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Liphagal

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    Day, Joshua J.


    Ring a ding: The meroterpenoid natural product (+)-liphagal has been synthesized enantioselectively in 19 steps from commercially available materials. The trans-homodecalin system was achieved by ring expansion followed by stereoselective hydrogenation. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Catalytic enantioselective conjugate addition with Grignard reagents

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    Lopez, Fernando; Minnaard, Adriaan J.; Feringa, Ben L.

    In this Account, recent advances in catalytic asymmetric conjugate addition of Grignard reagents are discussed. Synthetic methodology to perform highly enantioselective Cu-catalyzed conjugate addition of Grignard reagents to cyclic enones with ee's up to 96% was reported in 2004 from our

  8. Thiourea-Catalyzed Enantioselective Cyanosilylation of Ketones (United States)

    Fuerst, Douglas E.; Jacobsen, Eric N.


    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

  9. Directed evolution of an enantioselective lipase

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    Liebeton, Klaus; Zonta, Albin; Schimossek, Klaus; Nardini, Marco; Lang, Dietmar; Dijkstra, Bauke W.; Reetz, Manfred T.; Jaeger, Karl-Erich

    Background: The biocatalytic production of enantiopure compounds is of steadily increasing importance to the chemical and biotechnological industry. In most cases, however, it is impossible to identify an enzyme that possesses the desired enantioselectivity. Therefore, there is a strong need to

  10. Ruthenium complexes with chiral tetradentate PNNP ligands: asymmetric catalysis from the viewpoint of inorganic chemistry. (United States)

    Mezzetti, Antonio


    This is a personal account of the application of ruthenium complexes containing chiral tetradentate ligands with a P(2)N(2) ligand set (PNNP) as catalyst precursors for enantioselective "atom transfer" reactions. Therewith are meant reactions that involve bond formation between a metal-coordinated molecule and a free reagent. The reactive fragment (e.g. carbene) is transferred either from the metal to the non-coordinated substrate (e.g. olefin) or from the free reagent (e.g. F(+)) to the metal-bound substrate (e.g.beta-ketoester), depending on the class of catalyst (monocationic, Class A; or dicationic, Class B). The monocationic five-coordinate species [RuCl(PNNP)](+) and the six-coordinate complexes [RuCl(L)(PNNP)](+) (L = Et(2)O, H(2)O) of Class A catalyse asymmetric epoxidation, cyclopropanation (carbene transfer from the metal to the free olefin), and imine aziridination. Alternatively, the dicationic complexes [Ru(L-L)(PNNP)](2+) (Class B), which contain substrates that act as neutral bidentate ligands L-L (e.g., beta-ketoesters), catalyse Michael addition, electrophilic fluorination, and hydroxylation reactions. Additionally, unsaturated beta-ketoesters form dicationic complexes of Class B that catalyse Diels-Alder reactions with acyclic dienes to produce tetrahydro-1-indanones and estrone derivatives. Excellent enantioselectivity has been achieved in several of the catalytic reactions mentioned above. The study of key reaction intermediates (both in the solid state and in solution) has revealed significant mechanistic aspects of the catalytic reactions.

  11. Computer-Assisted Design and Synthetic Applications of Chiral Enol Borinates: Novel, Highly Enantioselective Aldol Reagents

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    Gennari Cesare


    Full Text Available We have recently described the development of a quantitative transition state model for the prediction of stereoselectivity in the boron-mediated aldol reaction. This model provides qualitative insights into the factors contributing to the stereochemical outcome of a variety of reactions of synthetic importance. The force field model was used to assist the design and preparation of new chiral boron ligands derived from menthone. The chiral boron enolates were employed in various stereoselective processes, including the addition to chiral aldehydes and the reagent-controlled total synthesis of (3S,4S-statine. The chiral enolates derived from alpha-halo and alpha-oxysubstituted thioacetates were added to aldehydes and imines. Addition to imines leads to the enantioselective synthesis of chiral aziridines, a formal total synthesis of (+-thiamphenicol, and a new highly efficient synthesis of the paclitaxel (taxol® C-13 side-chain and taxol semisynthesis from baccatin III. The stereochemical outcome of the addition to imines was rationalised with the aid of computational studies. Enantioselective addition reactions of the chiral boron enolate derived from thioacetate have successfully been applied to solid phase bound aldehydes to give aldol products in comparable yields and enantioselectivities to the usual solution conditions.

  12. Modelling substrate specificity and enantioselectivity for lipases and esterases by substrate-imprinted docking

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    Tyagi Sadhna


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previously, ways to adapt docking programs that were developed for modelling inhibitor-receptor interaction have been explored. Two main issues were discussed. First, when trying to model catalysis a reaction intermediate of the substrate is expected to provide more valid information than the ground state of the substrate. Second, the incorporation of protein flexibility is essential for reliable predictions. Results Here we present a predictive and robust method to model substrate specificity and enantioselectivity of lipases and esterases that uses reaction intermediates and incorporates protein flexibility. Substrate-imprinted docking starts with covalent docking of reaction intermediates, followed by geometry optimisation of the resulting enzyme-substrate complex. After a second round of docking the same substrate into the geometry-optimised structures, productive poses are identified by geometric filter criteria and ranked by their docking scores. Substrate-imprinted docking was applied in order to model (i enantioselectivity of Candida antarctica lipase B and a W104A mutant, (ii enantioselectivity and substrate specificity of Candida rugosa lipase and Burkholderia cepacia lipase, and (iii substrate specificity of an acetyl- and a butyrylcholine esterase toward the substrates acetyl- and butyrylcholine. Conclusion The experimentally observed differences in selectivity and specificity of the enzymes were reproduced with an accuracy of 81%. The method was robust toward small differences in initial structures (different crystallisation conditions or a co-crystallised ligand, although large displacements of catalytic residues often resulted in substrate poses that did not pass the geometric filter criteria.

  13. Enantioselective decomposition of chiral alkyl bromides on Cu(6 4 3) R&S: Effects of moving the chiral center (United States)

    Rampulla, D. M.; Gellman, A. J.


    The enantioselective surface chemistry of two chiral alkyl halides, S-1-bromo-2-methylbutane and R-2-bromobutane, have been compared on the naturally chiral Cu(6 4 3) R&S surfaces. Temperature programmed reaction spectroscopy was used to quantify the yields of the various decomposition products during heating. A fraction of the adsorbed alkyl bromides desorb intact while the remainder decomposes by debromination to form either S-2-methyl-1-butyl or R-2-butyl groups on the surfaces. The S-2-methyl-1-butyl group then reacts by β-hydride elimination to form 2-methyl-1-butene or by hydrogenation to form 2-methylbutane. The R-2-butyl group reacts by β-hydride elimination to form butene or by hydrogenation to form butane. This surface chemistry on Cu(6 4 3) R&S is not enantioselective at low coverages but is enantioselective at high coverages. In R-2-bromobutane the chiral carbon atom coincides with the debromination reaction center while the β-hydride elimination centers are achiral. In S-1-bromo-2-methylbutane the chiral carbon atom coincides with the β-hydride elimination reaction center while the center for debromination is achiral. Results show that the enantioselectivities are influenced by the surface structure to a greater extent than they are by the adsorbate structure.

  14. Toward a catalytic site in DNA

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    Jakobsen, Ulla; Rohr, Katja; Vogel, Stefan


    A number of functionalized polyaza crown ether building blocks have been incorporated into DNA-conjugates as catalytic Cu(2+) binding sites. The effect of the DNA-conjugate catalyst on the stereochemical outcome of a Cu(2+)-catalyzed Diels-Alder reaction will be presented.......A number of functionalized polyaza crown ether building blocks have been incorporated into DNA-conjugates as catalytic Cu(2+) binding sites. The effect of the DNA-conjugate catalyst on the stereochemical outcome of a Cu(2+)-catalyzed Diels-Alder reaction will be presented....

  15. A general enantioselective route to the chamigrene natural product family

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    White, David E.


    Described in this report is an enantioselective route toward the chamigrene natural product family. The key disconnections in our synthetic approach include sequential enantioselective decarboxylative allylation and ring-closing olefin metathesis to form the all-carbon quaternary stereocenter and spirocyclic core present in all members of this class of compounds. The generality of this strategy is demonstrated by the first total syntheses of elatol and the proposed structure of laurencenone B, as well as the first enantioselective total syntheses of laurencenone C and α-chamigrene. A brief exploration of the substrate scope of the enantioselective decarboxylative allylation/ring-closing metathesis sequence with fully substituted vinyl chlorides is also presented.

  16. By-design enantioselective self-amplification based on non-covalent product-catalyst interactions. (United States)

    Storch, Golo; Trapp, Oliver


    The synthesis of enantiomerically pure compounds is of great importance in pharmaceuticals, fragrances and biological applications, and functions as a key to many processes in nature. Asymmetric catalysis using enantiomerically pure catalysts represents an efficient synthetic method to achieve this goal. The enantiomeric excess of the reaction product correlates with the enantiomeric purity of the catalysts, except for nonlinear behaviour, therefore the use of stereochemically flexible catalysts seems to complicate the control of stereoselectivity. Self-amplifying catalytic reactions are attractive, but a general rational design is highly challenging. Here we show that product interaction with chiral recognition sites attached to structurally flexible phoshoramidite-type catalysts can sense the chirality and induce enantioselectivity in the catalyst. Structural flexibility along with sensing of the chirality of the product molecules results in a rapid increase of enantioselectivity of the dynamic catalysts (Δe.e. of up to 76%) and a shift out of equilibrium. In contrast to stereodynamic catalysts controlled with cleavable chiral auxiliaries, the enantioselectivity does not decrease.

  17. Enantioselective [3+3] atroposelective annulation catalyzed by N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Zhao, Changgui


    Axially chiral molecules are among the most valuable substrates in organic synthesis. They are typically used as chiral ligands or catalysts in asymmetric reactions. Recent progress for the construction of these chiral molecules is mainly focused on the transition-metal-catalyzed transformations. Here, we report the enantioselective NHC-catalyzed (NHC: N-heterocyclic carbenes) atroposelective annulation of cyclic 1,3-diones with ynals. In the presence of NHC precatalyst, base, Lewis acid and oxidant, a catalytic C–C bond formation occurs, providing axially chiral α-pyrone−aryls in moderate to good yields and with high enantioselectivities. Control experiments indicated that alkynyl acyl azoliums, acting as active intermediates, are employed to atroposelectively assemble chiral biaryls and such a methodology may be creatively applied to other useful NHC-catalyzed asymmetric transformations.

  18. A possible mechanism for enantioselectivity in the chiral epoxidation of olefins with. (United States)

    Jacobsen, H; Cavallo, L


    The origin of enantioselectivity in the Jacobsen-Katsuki reaction has been investigated by applying density functional calculations in combination with molecular mechanics methodologies. The calculations suggest that a high enantiomeric excess is connected to three specific features: 1) a chiral diimine bridge, which induces folding of the salen ligand(H2salen = bis(salicylidene)ethylenediamine), and hence the formation of a chiral pocket; 2) bulky groups at the 3,3'-positions of the salen ligand, which cause a preferential approach from the side of the aromatic rings; and 3) pi conjugation of the olefinic double bond, which confers regioselectivity and, consequently, enantioselectivity. In combination with experimental studies, the model also provides a rationale for the decrease in ee values when one of these components is missing.

  19. Total Synthesis of (±)-Kuwanol E. (United States)

    Iovine, Valentina; Benni, Irene; Sabia, Rocchina; D'Acquarica, Ilaria; Fabrizi, Giancarlo; Botta, Bruno; Calcaterra, Andrea


    The total synthesis of the Diels-Alder-type adducts (±)-kuwanol E and the heptamethyl ether derivative of (±)-kuwanon Y has been accomplished via a convergent strategy involving 2'-hydroxychalcone 6 or 9 and dehydroprenylstilbene 7, in nine steps. The synthesis features, as a key step, a Lewis acid-mediated biomimetic intermolecular Diels-Alder [4+2] cycloaddition for the construction of the cyclohexene skeleton with three stereogenic centers. Notably, the endo/exo diastereoselectivity of the reaction proved to be temperature-controlled.

  20. Thermally cleavable surfactants (United States)

    McElhanon, James R.; Simmons, Blake A.; Zifer, Thomas; Jamison, Gregory M.; Loy, Douglas A.; Rahimian, Kamyar; Long, Timothy M.; Wheeler, David R.; Staiger, Chad L.


    Two new surfactant molecules are reported which contain thermally labile Diels-Alder adducts connecting the polar and non-polar sections of each molecule. The two surfactants possess identical non-polar dodecyl tail segments but exhibit different polar headgroups. The surfactants become soluble in water when anionic salts are formed through the deprotonation of the surfactant headgroups by the addition of potassium hydroxide. When either surfactant is exposed to temperature above about C., the retro Diels-Alder reaction occurs, yielding hydrophilic and hydrophobic fragments and the aqueous solutions of the surfactants subsequently exhibit loss of all surface-active behavior.