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Ruthenium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrogenation/Lactonization of 2-Acylarylcarboxylates: Direct Access to Chiral 3-Substituted Phthalides

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrogenation/Lactonization of 2-Acylarylcarboxylates: Direct Access to Chiral 3-Substituted Phthalides
Mengmeng Zhao, Virginie Ratovelomanana-Vidal, Lili Jiang, Bin Lu, Xiaomin Xie, Guangni Ding, Zhaoguo Zhang
Highly enantioselective tandem hydrogenation/lactonization of various 2-acylarylcarboxylates including 2-aroylarylcarboxylates were realized by using [RuCl(benzene)(S)-SunPhos]Cl as the catalyst under mild reaction conditions. Excellent enantioselectivities (up to 99.6 % ee) and activities (S/C=1000) were obtained. This convenient and practical method enables a direct access to a series of highly optically pure 3-substituted phthalides that are very important molecules as valuable pharmacological compounds and diversified synthons for medicinal chemistry. Moreover, a gram-scale reaction was performed to further demonstrate the practicality of this approach. Synthesis of synthons: The asymmetric hydrogenation and subsequent in situ lactonization with Ru-diphosphines results in the direct conversion of a series of 2-acylarylcarboxylates including 2-aroylarylcarboxylates into the corresponding optically active 3-substituted phthalides under mild reaction conditions.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700695

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