Enantiopure arene cis-tetrahydrodiols of bromobenzene and iodobenzene have been obtained in good yields, from chemoselective hydrogenation (rhodium-graphite) of the corresponding cis-dihydrodiol metabolites. Palladium-catalysed substitution of the halogen, by hydrogen, boron, nitrogen and phosphorus nucleophiles, in the acetonide derivatives, has yielded highly functionalised products for application in synthesis with potential as scaffolds for chiral ligands.
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- Organic Chemistry
Boyd, D. R., Sharma, N. D., Kaik, M., Bell, M., Berberian, M. V., McIntyre, P. B. A., Kelly, B., Hardacre, C., Stevenson, P. J., & Allen, C. C. R. (2011). Cycloalkenyl Halide Substitution Reactions of Enantiopure Arene cis-Tetrahydrodiols with Boron, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Nucleophiles. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 353(13), 2455-2465. https://doi.org/10.1002/adsc.201100273