A conceptually novel approach for asymmetric intramolecular hydroamination, hydroalkoxylation and hydrocarbonation of alkynes using chiral palladium catalysts are described. The reactions of the aminoalkynes 5, alkynols 7, and alkynylmethines 9 in the presence of Pd2(dba)3·CHCl 3/PhCOOH/renorphos 4 in benzene (or benzene-hexane) at 100 °C gave the corresponding cyclization products (nitrogen heterocycles 6, oxygen heterocycles 8, and carbocycles 10) in good yields with good enantioselectivities. The origins of enantioselectivities in the hydroamination reaction are discussed based on DFT computations.
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- Organic Chemistry