Accession Number : ADA195691

Title :   Enantioselective Ring-Cleavage of meso- Epoxides with beta-Halodiisopinocampheylboranes.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND RICHARD B WETHERILL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Joshi, N N ; Srebnik, M ; Brown, Herbert C

PDF Url : ADA195691

Report Date : 17 May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : B-Halodiisopinocampheylboranes, Ipc2BX, in particular the bromide 1 b, and the iodide 1 c, differentiate between the enantiotopic C-O bonds of meso-epoxides to furnish 1,2-halohydrins of moderate to excellent enantiomeric purity. Thus (-)-(1R, 2R)-2-bromocychlohexanol, (-)-(1R, 2R)-2-iodocyclohexanol, (-)-(1R, 2R)-2-iodocyclohex-4-en-1-o1 and (-)-(1R, 2R)-2-bromoxcyclohex-4-en-1-o1 are obtained in 84%, 91%, 63% and 95% ee respectively from the corresponding meso-epoxides and haloborane reagents. Simple recrystallization from pentane then gives halohydrins of essentially 100% ee; cis-2-butene oxide and cis-3-hexene oxide furnish the corresponding (1R, 2R)-iodohydrins in 78 and 69% ee respectively. In all cases the S carbon of the meso-epoxide is selectively cleaved. This is the first example of enantioselective ring cleavage of meso-epoxides to obtain optically active 1,2-halohydrins. Keywords: Epoxides, Boranes. (mjm)

Descriptors :   *EPOXY COMPOUNDS, *BORANES, CARBON, HALOHYDRINS, RECRYSTALLIZATION, BORANES, CARBON, EPOXY COMPOUNDS, HALOHYDRINS, RECRYSTALLIZATION

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

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