Diastereoselective magnesium halide-catalyzed anti-aldol reactions of chiral N-acyloxazolidinones

David A. Evans, Jason S. Tedrow, Jared T. Shaw, C. Wade Downey

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A chiral auxilliary-based direct aldol reaction is reported. The reactions are catalytic in magnesium salts and are facilitated by silylation with chlorotrimethylsilane. The adducts isolated are in high diastereoselectivity (up to 32:1 dr) and favor the anti-aldol diastereomer B. Reactions are operationally simple and can be run under ambient atmosphere without rigorous exclusion of water. Many of the adducts are highly crystalline and a single diastereomer can be isolated without chromatography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-393
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 23 2002
Externally publishedYes

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