The visible-light-promoted activation of conjugated C-C double bonds is well developed, while that of cumulated systems is underexplored. We present the feasibility of this challenging approach. The localization of a triplet on an allenamide arm can be favored over that on a conjugated alkene. Allenamides with an arylacryloyl arm dimerize at room temperature in the presence of visible light and an iridium(iii) photocatalyst. Two orthogonal polycyclizations took place and their outcome is entirely dictated by the substitution of the alkene partner. Both cascades afford complex molecular architectures with high selectivity. Products form through the ordered rearrangement of twelve pi electrons, providing a [3.2.0] bicyclic unit tethered to a fused tricycle, whose formation included an aryl C-H functionalization step, using disubstituted alkenes. The outcome was reverted with trisubstituted ones, which gave rise to taxane-like bridged tricycles that had two six-membered lactams flanking a cyclooctane ring, which was established through the creation of four alternate C-C bonds.

Dimerizing cascades of enallenamides reveal the visible-light-promoted activation of cumulated C–C double bonds / Serafino, Andrea; Chiminelli, Maurizio; Balestri, Davide; Marchiò, Luciano; Bigi, Franca; Maggi, Raimondo; Malacria, Max; Maestri, Giovanni. - In: CHEMICAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 2041-6520. - 13:9(2022), pp. 2632-2639. [10.1039/D1SC06719B]

Dimerizing cascades of enallenamides reveal the visible-light-promoted activation of cumulated C–C double bonds

Serafino, Andrea;Chiminelli, Maurizio;Balestri, Davide;Marchiò, Luciano;Bigi, Franca;Maggi, Raimondo;Maestri, Giovanni
2022

Abstract

The visible-light-promoted activation of conjugated C-C double bonds is well developed, while that of cumulated systems is underexplored. We present the feasibility of this challenging approach. The localization of a triplet on an allenamide arm can be favored over that on a conjugated alkene. Allenamides with an arylacryloyl arm dimerize at room temperature in the presence of visible light and an iridium(iii) photocatalyst. Two orthogonal polycyclizations took place and their outcome is entirely dictated by the substitution of the alkene partner. Both cascades afford complex molecular architectures with high selectivity. Products form through the ordered rearrangement of twelve pi electrons, providing a [3.2.0] bicyclic unit tethered to a fused tricycle, whose formation included an aryl C-H functionalization step, using disubstituted alkenes. The outcome was reverted with trisubstituted ones, which gave rise to taxane-like bridged tricycles that had two six-membered lactams flanking a cyclooctane ring, which was established through the creation of four alternate C-C bonds.
Dimerizing cascades of enallenamides reveal the visible-light-promoted activation of cumulated C–C double bonds / Serafino, Andrea; Chiminelli, Maurizio; Balestri, Davide; Marchiò, Luciano; Bigi, Franca; Maggi, Raimondo; Malacria, Max; Maestri, Giovanni. - In: CHEMICAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 2041-6520. - 13:9(2022), pp. 2632-2639. [10.1039/D1SC06719B]
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