Diastereoreactivity of a chiral oxathiane derived from 5-hydroxy-1-tetralone

Arlette Solladié-Cavallo, Milan Balaz, Marta Salisova

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The diastereoreactivity at the CH2 bridge of a cis-oxathiane derived from 5-hydroxy-1-tetralone (unprotected and protected at the OH) was studied, and it appeared that all reactions at C-2 provided equatorial substitution. It was also found that: i) reductions of the equatorial benzoyl derivative with selectrides provided high diastereoselectivities at C-2' while LAH did not. Methyl Grignard addition was less selective and the selectivity of the propanoyl analogue was smaller; ii) condensation of aldehydes and/or ketones with the lithio derivative provided high equatorial diastereoselectivities at C-2 but low of nil diastereoselectivities at C-2′; iii) lithiation at C-2 was possible only with the oxathiane unsubstituted at C-2 (CH2) and not possible with derivatives substituted at C-2 (CHR), perhaps due to the conformational rigidity of this oxathiane in the lithiation transition state and to the equatorial demand of all substituents at C-2, including lithium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-345
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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