Atroposelective total syntheses of naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids with (p)-configuration

Cheol Hong Cheon, Young In Jo, Chun Young Lee

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Asymmetric total syntheses of naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids with a (P)-configuration are described. An atroposelective Suzuki-Miyaura reaction between naphthyl pinacol boronate and an aryl iodide bearing an (S)-2-(Nacetylamino) propyl group at the ortho-position using Pd(OAc)2 in the presence of SPhos and Ba(OH)2 provided the (P)- selective biaryl product as the major product without any external chiral sources. This biaryl product was converted into naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids with a (P)-configuration via stereoselective construction of the isoquinoline framework with the appropriate oxidation state and stereochemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12770-12776
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 2

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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grants funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2018R1D1A1A02086110, NRF-2020M2A8A4027369, and NRF-2014-011165, Center for New Directions in Organic Synthesis).

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  • Organic Chemistry


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