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 Title: Enantioselective lateral lithiation-substitution of o-ethyl- and o-benzyl-N-pivaloylanilines: Studies of a pathway of stereoinformation transfer Author(s): Basu, Amit Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Beak, Peter Department / Program: Chemistry Discipline: Chemistry Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Degree: Ph.D. Genre: Dissertation Subject(s): Chemistry, Organic Abstract: The secondary amides o-ethyl-N-pivaloylaniline and o-benzyl-N-pivaloylaniline are laterally lithiated by sec-butyllithium to generate a dilithio intermediate. Electrophilic substitution of the organolithium in the presence of ($-$)-sparteine provides the products with enantiomeric excesses close to 80% for reactions with most electrophiles. The absolute configuration at the benzylic carbon is the same regardless of whether stannyl or stannyl chlorides, alkyl halides, or aldehydes and ketones are used as the electrophile.Lithio-destannylation of the enantioenriched organostannane in the presence of ($-$)-sparteine followed by electrophilic substitution provides the products with configurations opposite to that obtained by the deprotonation sequence. It is found that highly enantioenriched products from the deprotonation sequence are obtained only after a warm/cool sequence, where the ($-$)-sparteine is incubated with the organolithium for 45 minutes at $-25\sp\circ$C prior to carrying out electrophilic substitution at $-78\sp\circ$C. The effects of solvent and temperature on the stereoselectivity of the reaction have also been studied.The use of substoichiometric amounts of TMSCl as an electrophile is found to provide the product with higher enantiomeric excess than when excess TMSCl is used. This is suggested to arise as a consequence of kinetic resolution of non-equilibrating diastereomeric ligand/organolithium complexes. We have utilized this observation to amplify the enantioselectivity of the reaction sequence by using the electrophile as the limiting reagent and recycling the unwanted diastereomeric complex. An energy diagram for the reactions of the diastereomeric complexes is presented, and the stereoinformation transfer is suggested to occur via a dynamic thermodynamic resolution. Issue Date: 1996 Type: Text Language: English URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/21964 ISBN: 9780591197402 Rights Information: Copyright 1996 Basu, Amit Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-07 Identifier in Online Catalog: AAI9712199 OCLC Identifier: (UMI)AAI9712199
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