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Asymmetric Allylation/RCM-Mediated Synthesis of Fluorinated Benzo-Fused Bicyclic Homoallylic Amines As Dihydronaphthalene Derivatives

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posted on 30.08.2016, 00:00 by Daniel M. Sedgwick, Pablo Barrio, Antonio Simón, Raquel Román, Santos Fustero
Enantiomerically enriched fluorinated benzo-fused bicyclic homoallylic amines have been synthesized through an asymmetric allylation/ring closing metathesis (RCM) sequence. This sequence has been carried out using α-trifluoromethylstyrene derivatives as key intermediates, synthesized by microwave radiation. The great deactivating effect exerted by such substituents has been brought to light by a comparative study.