Synthesis 2019; 51(11): 2339-2350
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610875
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© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Highly Efficient, Catalyst-Free, Diastereoselective, Diversity-Oriented Synthesis of Dihydrocoumarin–Pyrrolidine–Spirooxindoles Bearing Three Contiguous Stereocenters

Xiong Zuo
a  Guizhou Medicine Edible Plant Resources Application Development Engineering Laboratory, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, P. R. of China   Email: xlliu1@gzu.edu.cn
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Shuang Chen
a  Guizhou Medicine Edible Plant Resources Application Development Engineering Laboratory, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, P. R. of China   Email: xlliu1@gzu.edu.cn
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Sheng-Wen Xu
a  Guizhou Medicine Edible Plant Resources Application Development Engineering Laboratory, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, P. R. of China   Email: xlliu1@gzu.edu.cn
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Shun-Qin Chang
a  Guizhou Medicine Edible Plant Resources Application Development Engineering Laboratory, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, P. R. of China   Email: xlliu1@gzu.edu.cn
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a  Guizhou Medicine Edible Plant Resources Application Development Engineering Laboratory, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, P. R. of China   Email: xlliu1@gzu.edu.cn
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Ying Zhou
b  College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guizhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, P. R. of China
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Wei-Cheng Yuan
c  Key Laboratory for Asymmetric Synthesis & Chirotechnology of Sichuan Province, Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, P. R. of China
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We are grateful for the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81660576, No. 81560563, No. 81760625) and the Projects of Guizhou Province (Qian Ke He Zi [2016]5623, [2018]5670, [2017]5609 and Qian Jiao Yan He JG Zi [2016]06).
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Publication History

Received: 21 December 2018

Accepted after revision: 08 March 2019

Publication Date:
03 April 2019 (eFirst)

Abstract

A new methodology has been developed for the highly efficient diastereoselective construction of dihydrocoumarin–pyrrolidine–spirooxindole collections via a domino Michael/annulation reaction of 3-isothiocyanato oxindoles and coumarins under catalyst-free conditions. The resulting biologically important molecules bearing three pharmacophores and three contiguous stereocenters were obtained in up to 92% yield and >20:1 dr. It is noteworthy that utilization of a carboxylic acid activation/decarboxylation strategy represents an efficient approach for the domino Michael/annulation reaction of the chemically inert coumarin moiety. This protocol could expand candidate libraries, that will benefit the requirement for new bioactive molecules.

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