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Molecules 2017, 22(5), 723;

Rhodium(I)-Complexes Catalyzed 1,4-Conjugate Addition of Arylzinc Chlorides to N-Boc-4-pyridone

Department of Chemistry, Winston-Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC 27110, USA
School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai 201418, China
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Academic Editor: Wim Dehaen
Received: 15 March 2017 / Revised: 27 April 2017 / Accepted: 27 April 2017 / Published: 1 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Heterocyclic Compounds)
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Rhodium(I)-complexes catalyzed the 1,4-conjugate addition of arylzinc chlorides to N-Boc-4-pyridone in the presence of chlorotrimethylsilane (TMSCl). A combination of [RhCl(C2H4)2]2 and BINAP was determined to be the most effective catalyst to promote the 1,4-conjugate addition reactions of arylzinc chlorides to N-Boc-4-pyridone. A broad scope of arylzinc reagents with both electron-withdrawing and electron-donating substituents on the aromatic ring successfully underwent 1,4-conjugate addition to N-Boc-4-pyridone to afford versatile 1,4-adducts 2-substituted-2,3-dihydropyridones in good to excellent yields (up to 91%) and excellent ee (up to 96%) when (S)-BINAP was used as chiral ligand. View Full-Text
Keywords: N-boc-4-pyridone; rhodium (I)-complexes; conjugate addition; 2,3-dihydropyridones N-boc-4-pyridone; rhodium (I)-complexes; conjugate addition; 2,3-dihydropyridones

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Guo, F.; McGilvary, M.A.; Jeffries, M.C.; Graves, B.N.; Graham, S.A.; Wu, Y. Rhodium(I)-Complexes Catalyzed 1,4-Conjugate Addition of Arylzinc Chlorides to N-Boc-4-pyridone. Molecules 2017, 22, 723.

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