Iron-catalyzed asymmetric aerobic oxidative dearomatizing spirocyclization of methylenebis(arenol)s

Chungsik Kim, Takuya Oguma, Chisaki Fujitomo, Tatsuya Uchida, Tsutomu Katsuki

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Iron-catalyzed asymmetric oxidative dearomatization of methylenebis(arenol)s, readily prepared from salicyl alcohol and naphthol derivatives under microwave irradiation, was developed using dioxygen in air as an oxidant. Various enantioenriched spirocyclic compounds were obtained with up to 89% chemical yield and 87% ee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1262-1264
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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