Origin of enantioselection in hetero-Diels-Alder reactions catalyzed by naphthyl-TADDOL

Christopher D. Anderson, Travis Dudding, Ruth Gordillo, K. N. Houk

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(Chemical Equation Presented) The asymmetric hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of benzaldehyde with 1-dimethylamino-3-tert-butyldimethylsiloxy butadiene catalyzed by (R,R)-1-Np-TADDOL was studied using computational methods. A theoretical rationale was developed through the combined use of molecular mechanics and ONIOM(B3LYP/6-31G(d):AM1) calculations. The origins of stereoselection in this process were identified, and excellent correlation between experiment and theory was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2749-2752
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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