This paper reports regio- and chiroselective introduction of two boronic acid groups into fullerene controlled by a saccharide used as a template molecule. The double [4 + 2] cycloadditions between fullerene and 1:2 saccharide-boronic acid complexes 6-9 afforded fullerene-bisadducts 12. Their structures were identified on the basis of 1H and 13C NMR, UV-vis, and CD spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and chiral HPLC analysis. When 3-O- methyl-D-glucose (4) was used as the template molecule, high regioselectivity was achieved which gave trans-4 isomer 12a as a main isomer in 72.5% yield. The chiro- as well as regioselective preparation of e isomer 12c was attained in 81.4% ee from the 55.7% yield racemic mixture by the reaction using the D- mannitol-3,4-carbonate template (3). When the enantiomers, D-threitol (D-2) and L-threitol (L-2) were used as the templates, cis-3 isomers 12b and ent- 12b with opposite chirality were yielded in 44.2 and 45.2% ee, respectively. On the other hand, 1-O-methyl-α-D-mannopyranoside template (5) featured nonselective cycloaddition.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry