Synthesis 2020; 52(20): 3047-3057
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1707340
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© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Catalytic Asymmetric Domino Michael/Annulation Reaction of Bifunctional Chromone Synthons with β,γ-Unsaturated α-Keto Esters: Rapid Access to Polysubstituted Spirocyclic Hexahydroxanthones

Hao-Jie Zhou
a  College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, 550025, P. R. of China   Email: xlliu1@gzu.edu.cn   Email: zhouying067@gzy.edu.cn
b  Guizhou Medicine Edible Plant Resources Research and Development Center, Guizhou University, Guiyang, 550025, P. R. of China
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Wei Zhou
b  Guizhou Medicine Edible Plant Resources Research and Development Center, Guizhou University, Guiyang, 550025, P. R. of China
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a  College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, 550025, P. R. of China   Email: xlliu1@gzu.edu.cn   Email: zhouying067@gzy.edu.cn
b  Guizhou Medicine Edible Plant Resources Research and Development Center, Guizhou University, Guiyang, 550025, P. R. of China
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You-Ping Tian
a  College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, 550025, P. R. of China   Email: xlliu1@gzu.edu.cn   Email: zhouying067@gzy.edu.cn
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Jun-Xin Wang
b  Guizhou Medicine Edible Plant Resources Research and Development Center, Guizhou University, Guiyang, 550025, P. R. of China
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Ying Zhou
a  College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, 550025, P. R. of China   Email: xlliu1@gzu.edu.cn   Email: zhouying067@gzy.edu.cn
› Author Affiliations
We are grateful for the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC; 81760625 and 81660576), the Key Supported Discipline of Guizhou Provence (GNYL[2017]008), and the Natural Science Research Project of Guizhou Provincial Education Office ([2020]1Z074, [2019]1402, [2017]5609, and [2015]4032).
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Publication History

Received: 07 March 2020

Accepted after revision: 25 June 2020

Publication Date:
28 July 2020 (online)


Abstract

A thiourea-catalyzed asymmetric domino Michael/annulation process was devised employing bifunctional oxindole-chromones as C4 synthons and β,γ-unsaturated α-keto esters as C2 synthons. This reaction enables the highly diastereo- and enantioselective synthesis of a range of biologically relevant spirocyclic hexahydroxanthones with one quaternary and four tertiary stereogenic centers, also featuring an intriguing combination of two privileged motifs, including hexahydroxanthone and oxindole substructures, in good yields (up to 76%) and excellent stereoselectivities (up to >99% ee and >20:1 dr). Moreover, using β,γ-unsaturated α-keto esters as the C2 building blocks, which are different from enone substrates such as chalcone and benzalacetone, with the reversible Michael reaction further expanded the scope of the method. In addition, scale-up also demonstrated the applicability of this protocol.

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