A new asymmetric Brønsted acid-catalyzed cascade reaction involving a 1,4-addition, enantioselective protonation and 1,2-addition has been developed. This organocatalytic cascade not only provides for the first time 3-and 2,3-substituted tetrahydroquinolines and octahydroacridines in good yields with high dia- and enantioselectivities under mild reaction conditions but additionally represents the first example of a chiral Brønsted acid-catalyzed protonation reaction in an organocatalytic domino reaction. Furthermore, the new Brønsted acid-catalyzed hydride-proton-hydride transfer cascade can be applied to prepare new molecular scaffolds with up to three new stereocenters in an efficient one-pot reaction sequence.
- BINOL phosphate
- Enantioselective isomerization
- Hantzsch dihydropyridine
- Organocatalytic cascade reaction
- Transfer hydrogenation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry