Selective Construction of Quaternary Stereocentres in Radical Cyclisation Cascades triggered by electron-transfer reduction of amide-type carbonyls

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Radical–radical cyclisation cascades, triggered by single-electron-transfer to amide-type carbonyls using SmI2–H2O–LiBr, result in the selective construction of quaternary carbon stereocentres. The cascades deliver tricyclic barbiturates with four stereocentres in good yield and with excellent diastereocontrol.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4159-4164
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Early online date12 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017