Asymmetric Diels-Alder reactions of methacrolein and 1,4-naphthoquinone with 1,3-dienol derivatives catalyzed by the chiral binaphthol (BINOL)-derived titanium complex 1 are shown to provide the corresponding endo-adducts in high enantiomeric purity. The naphthoquinone adduct can serve as a synthetic intermediate of tetracycline antibiotics.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry