Enantioselective Selenocyclization via Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Seleniranium Ions by Hydrogen-Bond Donor Catalysts

2015-12-17T06:04:37Z (GMT) by Hu Zhang Song Lin Eric N. Jacobsen
Highly enantio­selective selenocyclization reactions are promoted by the combination of a new chiral squaramide catalyst, a mineral acid, and an achiral Lewis base. Mechanistic studies reveal that the enantio­selectivity originates from the dynamic kinetic resolution of seleniranium ions through anion-binding catalysis.