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|Title:||Novel transition metal catalysts for intramolecular ene-reaction|
|Presented at:||University of Leicester|
|Abstract:||We have designed a new class of MII-catalysts, namely molybdenum and tungsten (II) complexes of the type PhCH2(Et)3N+[M(CO)4C1Br2]- and M(CO)5(OTf)2 (M = Mo or W), which induce intramolecular cyclization of olefinic aldehydes to afford products with a cis-configuration at the newly formed chiral centres in some cases. These catalysts can be tuned to drive the reaction either toward the end or Prins-type product (32 or 89). The latter reaction occurs via an anti addition of the carbonyl carbon and OH across the C=C bond, as evidenced by isotopic labeling. A chair-like transition state with an axial carbonyl oxygen is proposed to rationalise the stereoselectivities observed.|
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|Appears in Collections:||Theses, Dept. of Chemistry|
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