DNA‐Based Asymmetric Inverse Electron‐Demand Hetero‐Diels–Alder
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 3519-3523, 10.1002/chem.202000516
While artificial cyclases hold great promise in chemical synthesis, this work presents the first example of a DNA-catalyzed inverse electron-demand hetero-Diels–Alder (IEDHDA) between dihydrofuran and various α,β-unsaturated acyl imidazoles. The resulting fused bicyclic O,O-acetals containing three contiguous stereogenic centers are obtained in high yields (up to 99 %) and excellent diastereo- (up to >99:1 dr) and enantioselectivities (up to 95 % ee) using a low catalyst loading. Most importantly, these results show that the concept of DNA-based asymmetric catalysis can be expanded to new synthetic transformations offering an efficient, sustainable, and highly selective tool for the construction of chiral building blocks.
Metal: CuLigand type: Cu(dmbipy)(NO3)2Host protein: DNAAnchoring strategy: SupramolecularOptimization: ChemicalMax TON: 3.33ee: 95PDB: ---Notes: ---