β,β-Disubstituted β-amino alcohols has been synthesized in a diastereodivergent manner from chiral secondary nitroalkanes as starting materials. In this key Henry reaction, the use of different protecting groups resulted in the diastereoselective construction of the tetrasubstituted carbon stereocenter with different configuration. Based on this methodology, a total synthesis of manzacidins A and C has been achieved.
- Henry reaction
- tetrasubstituted carbon
- β,β-disubstituted β-amino alcohol
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- Organic Chemistry