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An easy-to-use, regioselective, and robust bis(amidate) titanium hydroamination precatalyst: Mechanistic and synthetic investigations toward the preparation of tetrahydroisoquinolines and benzoquinolizine alkaloids

TitleAn easy-to-use, regioselective, and robust bis(amidate) titanium hydroamination precatalyst: Mechanistic and synthetic investigations toward the preparation of tetrahydroisoquinolines and benzoquinolizine alkaloids
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsZhang, Z, Leitch, DC, Lu, M, Patrick, BO, Schafer, LL
JournalChemistry-a European Journal
Volume13
Pagination2012-2022
ISBN Number0947-6539
Abstract

Amidate-supported titanium amido complexes are efficient and regioselective precatalysts for intermolecular hydroamination of terminal alkynes with primary amines. The synthesis and characterization of the first bis(amidate)-supported titanium-imido complex is reported. Its role as the active catalytic species is suggested in the course of product distribution studies using deuterated substrates. The bis (amidate)-supported precatalysts exhibit good functional-group tolerance, even performing hydroaminations in the presence of ester and amide groups. This functional-group tolerance was exploited in the synthesis of a variety of 1-substituted tetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloids and a one-pot hydroaminative procedure for the high yielding preparation of the benzo[a]quinolizine skeleton.

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