Rhodium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of arylboronates and diazoesters and tandem alkylation reaction for the synthesis of quaternary r,r-heterodiaryl carboxylic esters

Yuk Tai Tsoi, Zhongyuan Zhou, Wing Yiu Yu

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A rhodium-catalyzed one-pot three-component coupling reaction was developed for the synthesis of quaternary α,α-heterodiaryl carboxylic esters. This reaction involves cross-coupling of the arylrhodium(I) complexes with R-aryldiazoacetates to form oxa-π-allylrhodium complexes. With KOtBu and alkyl halides, tandem alkylation of the allyl complex occurs to form a quaternary stereocenter at the carbenic carbon.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5370-5373
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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