Chiral C2- and C1-symmetric BINOL-derived bis(phosphoric acid) catalysts, which have OP(=O)(OH)2/OP(=O)(OH)(OR) moieties at the 2,2′-positions, were developed and used for the enantioselective aza-Friedel-Crafts reaction of 2-methoxyfuran with α-ketimino esters for the first time. The intramolecular conjugated double hydrogen bond network is a key to increasing the Brønsted acidity and preventing deactivation of the catalysts. Highly functionalized α-amino acid derivatives with a chiral quaternary carbon center could be transformed into versatile optically active N- and O-heterocycles and an α-aryl-substituted serine.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
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