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Stereoselective Isomerizations of 4-(2´-Chloro-3´-methoxyphenyl)-2,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolanes: Stereochemistry and Conformation of the Product 2-Benzopyrans

Giles, R.G.F., Green, I.R. and Li, S-H (2005) Stereoselective Isomerizations of 4-(2´-Chloro-3´-methoxyphenyl)-2,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolanes: Stereochemistry and Conformation of the Product 2-Benzopyrans. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 58 (8). pp. 565-571.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH05120
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Abstract

Stereoselective isomerization of rel-(2R,4S,5R)-4-(2′-chloro-3′-methoxyphenyl)-2,5-dimethyl-1, 3-dioxolane 5 with titanium(IV) chloride afforded solely rel-(1R,3R,4S)-5-chloro-4-hydroxy-6-methoxy-1,3-dimethyl-2-benzopyran 17 in high yield in which the conformation adopted by the dihydropyran ring minimized peri-interactions through stereochemistries that were axial for the C-3 methyl, pseudoaxial for the C-4 hydroxy and pseudoequatorial for the C-1 methyl groups. Similar isomerization of the individual rel-(2S,4R,5R)- and rel-(2R,4R,5R)-diastereoisomeric dioxolanes 6 and 7 gave solely the corresponding rel-(1S,3R,4R)-2-benzopyran 25 in which the orientations of the substituents at C-3, C-4 and C-1 were equatorial, pseudoaxial and pseudoequatorial respectively. These observations differed significantly from those previously made for the related isomerizations of the corresponding 4-(2′-chloro-5′-methoxyphenyl)-2,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolanes.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
Publisher: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Publishing
Copyright: © CSIRO 2005
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15027
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