Date: November 29th 2019 (Friday)
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Committee Room (MS710), Chemistry Department, 6th Floor
Abstract: Enantioselective Cu-catalyzed conjugate addition of organometallic reagents to sensitive Michael acceptors and their application to the synthesis of relevant target molecules. This is one of the most important methodologies to form a C–C bond in an enantioselective manner. A wide range of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and β,γ-unsaturated-α-ketoesters has been successfully used. Reactivity, regio- and enantio-selectivities were strongly dependent on the reaction conditions, therefore moderate to very good results were obtained. Furthermore, γ-substituted-α-ketoesters were used as chiral building blocks for further derivatization with complete retention of the chiral information to obtain key compounds.