Gold-catalyzed intermolecular anti-markovnikov hydroamination of alkylidenecyclopropanes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The cationic gold phosphine complex [{PCy2 (o-biphenyl)}Au(NCMe)](+) SbF6 (-) (Cy=cyclohexyl) catalyzes the intermolecular, anti-Markovnikov hydroamination reaction of monosubstituted and cis- and trans-disubstituted alkylidenecyclopropanes (ACPs) with imidazolidin-2-ones and other nucleophiles. This reaction forms 1-cyclopropyl alkylamine derivatives in high yield and with high regio- and diastereoselectivity. NMR spectroscopic analysis of gold π-ACP complexes and control experiments point to the sp hybridization of the ACP internal alkene carbon atom as controlling the regiochemistry of the ACP hydroamination reaction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Timmerman, JC; Robertson, BD; Widenhoefer, RA

Published Date

  • February 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2251 - 2254

PubMed ID

  • 25533892

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25533892

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-3773

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1433-7851

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/anie.201410871


  • eng