Publication 2015


“19.1.5 有機アルミニウム化合物”
有機合成実験法ハンドブック 第2版(中井武編集代表)、丸善出版、ISBN 978-4-621-08948-4 (2015年11月30日発刊)

Enantioselective Cyano-Alkoxycarbonylation of α-Oxoesters Promoted by Brønsted Acid–Lewis Base Cooperative Catalysts
Kazuaki Ishihara* and Yoshihiro Ogura
Org. Lett. 2015, 17(24), 6070–6073.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b03093
Publication Date (Web): December 4, 2015

The highly enantioselective cyano-alkoxycarbonylation of α-oxoesters with alkyl cyanoformates is promoted by a new chiral Brønsted acid–Lewis base cooperative organocatalyst. The present catalysis can be performed at room temperature under nitrogen or air.

Boron Tribromide-Assisted Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalyst for a Highly Enantioselective Diels-Alder Reaction of 1,2-Dihydropyridines

Manabu Hatano, Yuta Goto, Atsuto Izumiseki, Matsujiro Akakura, and Kazuaki Ishihara*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13472-13475.

Publication Date (Web): October 12, 2015 (Communication)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b08693

BBr3–chiral phosphoric acid complexes are highly effective and practical Lewis acid-assisted Brønsted acid (LBA) catalysts for promoting the enantioselective Diels–Alder (DA) reaction of α-substituted acroleins and α-CF3 acrylate. In particular, the DA reaction of α-substituted acroleins with 1,2-dihydropyridines gave the corresponding optically active isoquinuclidines with high enantioselectivities. Moreover, transformations to the key intermediates of indole alkaloids, catharanthine and allocatharanthine, are demonstrated.

▼Stereoselective Electrophilic Cyclization
Akira Sakakura,* Kazuaki Ishihara*
Chem. Rec. 2015, 15(4), 728–742.

DOI: 10.1002/tcr.201500005

Electrophilic cyclizations of unactivated alkenes play highly important roles in the synthesis of useful building blocks. This account describes our contributions to the rational design of monofunctionalized chiral Lewis base catalysts for enantioselective iodo- and protocyclizations. For the stereoselective promotion of electrophilic bromocyclizations, nucleophilic phosphite–urea cooperative catalysts have been designed.


波多野 学、石原 一彰

化学工業 2015, 66(5), 381-388 (2015年5月1日発行).

▼C- and N-Selective Grignard Addition Reactions of α-Aldimino Esters in the Presence or Absence of Zinc(II) Chloride: Synthetic Applications to Optically Active Azacycles
Manabu Hatano, Kenji Yamashita, Kazuaki Ishihara*
Org. Lett. 2015, 17(10), 2412-2415.


Highly practical synthetic methods were developed for the C- and N-selective Grignard addition reactions of N-4-MeOC6H4-protected α-aldimino esters in the presence or absence of zinc(II) chloride. Diastereoselective C-alkyl addition, tandem C-alkyl addition–N-alkylation, and some transformations to synthetically useful optically active azacycles were demonstrated.


波多野 学、石原 一彰

和光純薬時報 Vol.83 No.2(2015.04), 2-5.

参考: アルキルZ試薬にかかわる商品リスト(和光純薬工業)

▼Boronic Acid-Catalyzed Reactions of Carboxylic Acids, Kazuaki Ishihara, In Topics in Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis and Application of Organoboron Compounds, Eds. E. Fernández, A. Whiting, Volume 49, 2015, pp 243–270.

▼High-Performance Hypoiodite/Hydrogen Peroxide Catalytic System for the Oxylactonization of Aliphatic γ-Oxocarboxylic Acids
Muhammet Uyanik, Daisuke Suzuki, Mizu Watanabe, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Kikuo Furukawa, Kazuaki Ishihara*
Chem. Lett. 2015, published on the web Feb 17, 2015

DOI: 10.1246/cl.141110

Highly efficient hypoiodite-catalyzed oxylactonization of aliphatic γ-oxocarboxylic acids to the corresponding γ-acyl-γ-butyrolactones was developed. Highly dilute reaction conditions and slow addition of the oxidant are each highly effective for promoting the high-performance hypoiodite/hydrogen peroxide catalytic oxidation system.

▼Practical Oxidative Dearomatization of Phenols with Sodium Hypochlorite Pentahydrate
Muhammet Uyanik, Niiha Sasakura, Mitsuyoshi Kuwahata, Yasukazu Ejima, Kazuaki Ishihara*
Chem. Lett. 2015, published on the web Feb 17, 2015

DOI: 10.1246/cl.141130

A highly efficient and practical oxidative dearomatization of phenols using sodium hypochlorite pentahydrate as an inexpensive, strong oxidant is reported for the first time. The oxidation reactions proceeded very rapidly in the presence of water to give the desired products in excellent yields, and sodium chloride and water were the only by-products derived from the oxidant.

▼Chiral Ammonium Hypoiodite-catalyzed Enantioselective Oxidative Dearomatization of 1-Naphthols Using Hydrogen Peroxide
Muhammet Uyanik, Niiha Sasakura, Erina Kaneko, Kento Ohori, Kazuaki Ishihara
Chem. Lett. 2015, 44, 179-181.


A highly enantioselective oxidative dearomatization of 1-naphthol derivatives (Kita spirolactonization) catalyzed by chiral hypoiodite species prepared in situ from chiral quaternary ammonium iodide in the presence of hydrogen peroxide is reported.

▼C-Selective and Diastereoselective Alkyl Addition to β,γ-Alkynyl-α-imino Esters with Zinc(II)ate Complexes
Manabu Hatano, Kenji Yamashita, Mai Mizuno, Orie Ito, Kazuaki Ishihara*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 2707-2711.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201408916

Since umpolung α-imino esters contain three electrophilic centers, regioselective alkyl addition with traditional organometallic reagents has been a serious problem in the practical synthesis of versatile chiral α-amino acid derivatives. An unusual C-alkyl addition to α-imino esters using a Grignard reagent (RMgX)-derived zinc(II)ate was developed. Zinc(II)ate complexes consist of a Lewis acidic [MgX]+ moiety, a nucleophilic [R3Zn] moiety, and 2 [MgX2]. Therefore, the ionically separated [R3Zn] selectively attacks the imino carbon atom ,which is most strongly activated by chelation of [MgX]+. In particular, chiral β,γ-alkynyl-α-imino esters can strongly promote highly regio- and diastereoselective C-alkylation because of structural considerations, and the corresponding optically active α-quaternary amino acid derivatives are obtained within 5 minutes in high to excellent yields.






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大学院工学研究科 有機・高分子化学専攻(工学部 化学生命工学科)


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Laboratory of Catalysis in Organic Synthesis, Research Group of Molecular Chemistry, Graduate Department of Molecular and Macromolecular Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering (Undergraduate Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering), Nagoya University

B2-3(611), Furo-cho, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan