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Nickel-catalyzed asymmetric reductive cross-coupling of α-chloroesters with (hetero)aryl iodides

DeLano, Travis J. and Dibrell, Sara E. and Lacker, Caitlin R. and Pancoast, Adam R. and Poremba, Kelsey E. and Cleary, Leah and Sigman, Matthew S. and Reisman, Sarah E. (2021) Nickel-catalyzed asymmetric reductive cross-coupling of α-chloroesters with (hetero)aryl iodides. Chemical Science, 12 (22). pp. 7758-7762. ISSN 2041-6520. PMCID PMC8188512. doi:10.1039/d1sc00822f.

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An asymmetric reductive cross-coupling of α-chloroesters and (hetero)aryl iodides is reported. This nickel-catalyzed reaction proceeds with a chiral BiOX ligand under mild conditions, affording α-arylesters in good yields and enantioselectivities. The reaction is tolerant of a variety of functional groups, and the resulting products can be converted to pharmaceutically-relevant chiral building blocks. A multivariate linear regression model was developed to quantitatively relate the influence of the α-chloroester substrate and ligand on enantioselectivity.

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DeLano, Travis J.0000-0002-2052-611X
Dibrell, Sara E.0000-0003-0332-1101
Lacker, Caitlin R.0000-0003-2531-2636
Pancoast, Adam R.0000-0002-1776-4950
Poremba, Kelsey E.0000-0002-7446-257X
Sigman, Matthew S.0000-0002-5746-8830
Reisman, Sarah E.0000-0001-8244-9300
Additional Information:© 2021 The Author(s). Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence. All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Submitted 09 Feb 2021; Accepted 24 Apr 2021; First published 26 Apr 2021. Dr Scott Virgil and the Caltech Center for Catalysis and Chemical Synthesis are gratefully acknowledged for access to analytical equipment. We thank Yoshihiro Ogura for early studies and Raymond Turro for the preparation of L1. M. S. S. thanks the NIH (R35GM136271) for support. Fellowship support was provided by the NSF (T. J. D., S. E. D., C. R. L., K. E. P., Grant No. DGE-1144469). S. E. R. is a Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, and acknowledges financial support from the NIH (R35GM118191). Author contributions: S. E. R., L. C., K. E. P., and T. J. D. conceptualized the project. T. J. D., S. E. D., C. R. L., K. E. P., and L. C. carried out the experimental investigations. A. R. P. carried out the MLR modeling studies. M. S. S. supervised the modeling studies. S. E. R. supervised the experimental investigations. T. J. D., S. E. D., C. R. L., K. E. P., A. R. P., M. S. S. and S. E. R. wrote and edited the manuscript. There are no conflicts to declare.
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NSF Graduate Research FellowshipDGE-1144469
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PubMed Central ID:PMC8188512
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Official Citation:Nickel-catalyzed asymmetric reductive cross-coupling of α-chloroesters with (hetero)aryl iodides. Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 7758-7762; DOI: 10.1039/d1sc00822f
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