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Heck-Matsuda Arylation of Alkenyl Ethers and Derivatives: Expansion, Mechanistic Studies and Synthetic Applications of the Redox-Relay Strategy

Grant number: 16/18061-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2017
Effective date (End): April 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Principal researcher:Carlos Roque Duarte Correia
Grantee:Henrique Esteves
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/25770-6 - New frontiers in cross-coupling reactions promoted by palladium: combining enantioselective catalysis, C-H activations, new materials and in flux reactions aiming at high efficiency and sustainability in synthetic processes, AP.TEM


Remote functionalisation of organic structures has been topic of recent efforts in chemical synthesis. Its versatility allows the achievement of tandem interconversions through distal groups in the molecular backbone. The redox-relay strategy occurring in Heck-Matsuda reaction usually follows the migration of a palladium hydride intermediate through successive migratory insertions along the alkenol carbon chain, consisting in a terminal oxidation process, usually leading an alcohol to the corresponding aldehyde or ketone. This strategy was taken by the scientific community so far as exclusively occurring with free hydroxyl alkenols. Based on anomalous results in our lab whose allowed us to achieve carbonyl products from alkenyl silyl ethers, we proposed the expansion of this protocol to different alkenyl ethers and/or derivatives. This interesting breakthrough raised some mechanistic concerns of redox-relay step which is proposed to be understood by using control experiments, kinetic experiments, isotopic labelling and DFT calculations.

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FROTA, CARLISE; POLO, ELLEN CHRISTINE; ESTEVES, HENRIQUE; DUARTE CORREIA, CARLOS ROQUE. Regioselective and Stereoselective Heck Matsuda Arylations of Trisubstituted Allylic Alkenols and Their Silyl and Methyl Ether Derivatives To Access Two Contiguous Stereogenic Centers: Expanding the Redox-Relay Process and Application in the Total Synthesis of meso-Hexestrol. Journal of Organic Chemistry, v. 83, n. 4, p. 2198-2209, FEB 16 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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