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The asymmetric syntheses of novel dihydroxyhomoprolines have been achieved using the doubly diastereoselective conjugate additions of the antipodes of lithium N-benzyl-N-(α-methylbenzyl)amide to a set of four chiral α,β-unsaturated esters (derived from d-pentoses) as one of the key steps. A full account of the diastereoselectivity observed in these conjugate additions is presented and the stereochemical outcomes of these reactions have been established unambiguously via a combination of hydrogenolytic chemical correlation and single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. A tandem hydrogenolysis/intramolecular reductive amination reaction was then used to create the corresponding enantiopure pyrrolidines, providing access to (2′S,3′S,4′R)-dihydroxyhomoproline and (2′S,3′R, 4′S)-dihydroxyhomoproline after deprotection. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.tet.2013.07.096

Type

Journal article

Journal

Tetrahedron

Publication Date

14/10/2013

Volume

69

Pages

8680 - 8704