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Title:Enantioselective lateral lithiation-substitution reactions using benzamide directing groups
Author(s):Thayumanavan, Sankaran
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Beak, Peter
Department / Program:Chemistry
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Chemistry, Organic
Abstract:Reactions involving organolithium reagents under the influence of the chiral ligand to affect the enantioselective replacement of a carbon-proton bond with a carbon-carbon bond or a carbon-heteroatom bond are described.
Highly enantioenriched substitution products are obtained when N,N-diisopropyl-o-ethylbenzamide is treated with sec-butyllithium/($-$)-sparteine followed by the reaction with electrophiles. When the electrophilic substitution is carried out with alkyl chlorides as electrophiles, the products are obtained with 68-92% ee in moderate to high yields. When alkyl tosylate is used as the electrophile, opposite enantiomer of the products are obtained with 78-97% ee in low to high yields.
The enantioselectivity of the reaction can be achieved in one of the three steps in the reaction: the deprotonation step, the complexation step, or the substitution step. Tin-lithium exchange experiments of enantioenriched stannyl substrate in the presence and absence of ($-$)-sparteine suggests that the enantioselectivity is achieved in the substitution step. Deprotonation of racemic N,N-diisopropyl-o-(l$\sp\prime$-deutereo)ethylbenzamide using sec-butyllithium/($-$)-sparteine suggests that the initial deprotonation reaction proceeds enantioselectively to afford enantioenriched organolithium intermediate which racemizes under the reaction conditions and the enantioselectivity of the product is determined in the substitution step.
Investigation of the enantioselectivity of the products with electrophiles with a variety of leaving groups suggested that electrophiles with fast and/or non-coordinating eletrophiles react with (R)-N,N-(diisopropyl-o-(1$\sp\prime$-lithio)ethylbenzamide with inversion of configuration to afford enantioenriched products. Slow and coordinating electrophiles react with (R)-N,N-diisopropyl-o-(1$\sp\prime$-lithio)ethylbenzamide with retention of configuration to afford products with the opposite enantiomer enriched.
Effect of reaction conditions such as solvent, temperature, directing groups, substrate structure, and structure of the chiral ligands are also studied.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Thayumanavan, Sankaran
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9702683
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9702683

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