Preparation of Chiral Allenes through Pd-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroamination of Conjugated Enynes: Enantioselective Synthesis Enabled by Catalyst Design.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this study, we establish that conjugated enynes undergo selective 1,4-hydroamination under Pd catalysis to deliver chiral allenes with pendant allylic amines. Several primary and secondary aliphatic and aryl-substituted amines couple with a wide range of mono- and disubstituted enynes in a nonenantioselective reaction where DPEphos serves as the ligand for Pd. Benzophenone imine acts as an ammonia surrogate to afford primary amines in a two-step/one-pot process. Examination of chiral catalysts revealed a high degree of reversibility in the C-N bond formation that negatively impacted enantioselectivity. Consequently, an electron-poor ferrocenyl-PHOX ligand was developed to enable efficient and enantioselective enyne hydroamination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Adamson, NJ; Jeddi, H; Malcolmson, SJ

Published Date

  • May 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 141 / 21

Start / End Page

  • 8574 - 8583

PubMed ID

  • 31070902

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6568270

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/jacs.9b02637


  • eng