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Title: Diastereoselective Construction of Densely Functionalized 1‐Halocyclopentenes Using an Alkynyl Halo‐Prins/Halo‐Nazarov Cyclization Strategy

A diastereoselective two‐step strategy for the synthesis of densely functionalized 1‐halocyclopentenes with several chiral centers has been developed. In the first step, a multicomponent alkynyl halo‐Prins reaction joins an enyne, a carbonyl derivative, and either a chloride, bromide, or iodide to produce a cyclic ether intermediate. In the subsequent step, the intermediate is ionized to generate a halopentadienyl cation, which undergoes an interrupted halo‐Nazarov cyclization. The products contain three new contiguous stereogenic centers, generated with a high level of stereocontrol, as well as a vinyl halide allowing for additional functionalization. The strategy creates two new carbon–carbon bonds, one carbon–halide bond, and one carbon–oxygen bond.

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Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
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Journal Name:
Angewandte Chemie
Page Range / eLocation ID:
p. 15226-15230
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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