Synthesis 2007(18): 2920-2923  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-983799
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Preparation of Enantioenriched Axially Chiral Anilides via [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of 1,6-Diynes with Trimethylsilylynamides

Ken Tanaka*, Kenzo Takeishi
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
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Received 8 March 2007
Publication Date:
12 July 2007 (online)

Abstract

The rhodium-catalyzed enantioselective [2+2+2] cycloaddition of 1,6-diynes with trimethylsilylynamides provides enantio­enriched axially chiral anilides in poor to good yields with good to excellent enantioselectivity. Trimethylsilylynamides can be readily prepared­ in two steps starting from commercially available bis(trimethylsilyl)acetylene.

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