Catalytically generated acyl triazoliums as versatile acylating reagents and progress toward the total synthesis of okilactomycin
The first chapter of this dissertation describes the development of reactions involving the NHC-catalyzed acylation of carbon and nitrogen nucleophiles. The overall goal of this work was to expand the scope of the NHC-redox reaction manifold and improve its applicability to the synthesis of products that would be useful to the organic chemistry community. An efficient and simple procedure for the preparation of amides from amine hydrochloride salts and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes was developed. This procedure was then applied to the asymmetric synthesis of α-fluoroamides which are valuable building ...
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