Cyclic ketones bearing alpha-quaternary stereocenters undergo efficient kinetic resolution using cyclohexanone monooxygenase (CHMO) from Acinetobacter calcoaceticus. Lactones possessing tetrasubstituted stereocenters are obtained with high enantioselectivity (up to >99% ee) and complete chemoselectivity. Preparative scale biotransformations were exploited in conjunction with a SmI2-mediated cyclization process to access complex, enantiomerically enriched cycloheptan- and cycloctan-1,4-diols. In a parallel approach to structurally distinct products, enantioenriched ketones from the resolution bearing an alpha- all carbon quaternary stereocenter were used in a SmI2-mediated cyclization process to give cyclobutanol products (up to >99% ee).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie International Edition|
|Early online date||5 Mar 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Mar 2018|
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