Phosphine catalysed (5 + 1) annulation of ynone/cinnamates with primary amines

Jhi Ametovski, Uttam Dutta, Laura Burchill, Debabrata Maiti, David W. Lupton, Joel F. Hooper

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The (5 + 1) annulation of ynone/cinnamates and related substrates with protected primary amines gives rise to isoquinolones, pyrrolidinones and pyrrolopiperazines in good to excellent yields under phosphine catalysis. The reaction is viable with chiral phosphines, although the selectivity is poor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13071-13074
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number97
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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