(Matrix presented). An N-acyliminium ion pool was found to undergo cycloaddition reaction with a variety of dienophiles such as alkenes and alkynes. A concerted mechanism seems to be most likely for alkyl-substituted alkenes as suggested by the DFT calculations, whereas a stepwise mechanism plays the major role for aryl-substituted alkenes. It is also noteworthy that the present study demonstrates the potential of the combination of the cation pool method and the micromixing in both mechanistic and synthetic aspects.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry