Professional Education

  • Doctor of Science, Northwest China University (2018)
  • Bachelor of Science, Northwest China University (2013)

All Publications

  • Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation of Dihydroquinolinones. Organic letters Trost, B. M., Nagaraju, A., Wang, F., Zuo, Z., Xu, J., Hull, K. L. 2019


    A palladium-catalyzed decarboxylative asymmetric allylic alkylation (Pd-DAAA) of benzo-fused and non-benzo-fused delta-valerolactams is disclosed. This methodology gives access to chiral lactams bearing C3-quaternary stereocenters, which are central to many natural products and biologically active compounds. The reaction proceeds via palladium-catalyzed ionization of an allyl ester, followed by carbon dioxide extrusion and recombination of the electrophilic Pd-pi-allyl complex with the in situ generated lactam enolate. This final step converts racemic allylic ester starting materials into enantiomerically enriched substituted lactams with high yield and enantiomeric excess.

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