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Metal-catalyzed cycloadditions of alkenyldiazo reagents are useful tools to access carbo- and heterocycles.[1] These diazo compounds are chemically sensitive toward both Brønsted orLewis acids. Their reported cycloadditions rely heavily on the formation of metal carbenes to initiate regio- and stereoselective [3+n] cycloadditions (n=2–4) with suitable dipolarophiles.[2–4] A noncarbene route was postulated for a few copper-catalyzed cycloadditions of these diazo species, but they resulted in complete diazo decomposition.[3a, 4a, 5] oyle and co-workers reported[4a] a [3+2] cycloaddition of the alkenylrhodium carbene A with imines to give dihydropyrroles (Scheme 1a). We proposed a cycloaddition the tetrahydroquinoline derivatives 3 and 3’, as well as the tetrahydro-1H-benzo[b]azepine species 4. Access to these frameworks are valuable

Access to these frameworks are valuable for the preparation of several bioactive molecules including 2-phenyl-2,3-
dihydroquinolone,[8a] L-689,560,[8b] torcetrapib,[8c] martinellic acid,[8d] OPC-31260,[8e] OPC-51803,[8f] and tetraperalone A (Figure 1).[8g] Their specific biological functions have been well documented.[8]


Spectral data for ethyl 2-diazo-2-(2-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolin-4-yl) acetate (2a)

Yellow Semi-Solid;

IR (KBr, cm-1 ): 3542 (m), 2117 (s), 3015 (s), 1737 (s), 1564 (s), 1334 (m), 1137 (s), 817 (s);

1H NMR (600 MHz, CDCl3): δ 7.41 (d, J = 7.3 Hz, 2 H), 7.36 ~ 7.33 (m, 2 H), 7.30 (t, J = 7.3 Hz, 2 H), 7.07 (d, J = 7.6 Hz, 1 H), 7.04 (t, J = 7.6 Hz, 1H), 6.71 (t, J = 7.2 Hz, 1H), 6.55 (d, J = 7.9 Hz, 1H) 4.56 (dd, J = 11.0, 2.3 Hz, 1H ), 4.25 (q, J = 7.1 Hz, 2H ), 4.21 (dd, J = 11.0, 5.3 Hz, 1H ), 4.01 (s, 1H) 2.36 ~ 2.33 (m, 1H), 2.00 (dd, J = 11.8, 2.3 Hz, 1H ), 1.28 (t, J = 7.1 Hz, 3H);

13C NMR (150 MHz, CDCl3): δ 167.2, 145.3, 142.9, 128.6, 128.0, 127.8, 126.5, 126.4, 118.8, 117.9, 114.4, 60.9, 59.5, 56.2, 36.8, 32.6, 14.4.

HRMS calcd for C19H19N3O2: 321.1477; found: 321.1483.


Development of a Povarov Reaction/Carbene Generation Sequence for Alkenyldiazocarbonyl Compounds

Authors, Appaso Mahadev Jadhav, Vinayak Vishnu Pagar, and Rai-Shung Liu*, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201205692

 We thank the National Science Council, Taiwan, for financial support of this work., [*] A. M. Jadhav, V. V. Pagar, Prof. Dr. R.-S. Liu

Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu (30013) (Taiwan)
E-mail: rsliu@mx.nthu.edu.tw


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Rings aplenty: A HOTf-catalyzed (Tf=trifluoromethanesulfonyl) Povarov reaction of alkenyldiazo species has been developed and delivers diazo-containing cycloadducts stereoselectively (see scheme). The resulting cycloadducts provide access to six- and seven-membered azacycles through the generation of metal carbenes as well as the functionalization of diazo group.

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[4] For azacyclic cycloadducts, see selected reviews: a) M. P. Doyle, M. Yan, W. Hu, L. Gronenberg, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 4692; b) J. Barluenga, G. Lonzi, L. Riesgo, L. A. Lpez, M. Tomas, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 13200; c) M. Yan, N. Jacobsen, W. Hu, L. S. Gronenberg, M. P. Doyle, J. T. Colyer, D. Bykowski, Angew. Chem. 2004, 116, 6881; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 6713; d) X.Wang, X. Xu, P. Zavalij, M. P. Doyle, J. Am.
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Dr. Vinayak Pagar

Dr. Vinayak Pagar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Ohio State University

Vinayak Vishnu Pagar was born in Nasik, Maharashtra (India) in 1983. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in chemistry from the University of Pune (India) in 2004 and 2006, respectively. From 2006–2010, he worked as Research Associate in pharmaceutical companies like Jubilant Chemsys Ltd. and Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (India). In 2010, he joined the group of Professor Rai-Shung Liu to pursue his PhD degree in National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) and completed it in 2014. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the same group for one year. Currently, he is working as a Research Scientist at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA. His research focused on the development of new organic reactions by using transition-metal catalysis such Gold, Silver, Rhodium, Zinc, Cobalt, Nickel and Copper metals which enables mild, diastereoselective, enantioselective and efficient transformations of variety of readily available substrates to wide range of synthetically useful nitrogen and oxygen containing heterocyclic products which are medicinally important. He published his research in a very high impact factor international Journals includes  J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,  J. Org. Chem.,  Chem- A. Eur. Journal,  Org. Biomol. Chem., and Synform (Literature Coverage).

Dr. Vinayak Pagar

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Ohio State University

100 West 18th Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43210 USA



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