The 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of nitrones 1 and 2 to a series of 1,2-disubstituted electron-deficient olefins bearing an allylic stereocenter, 4-8, are reported. The syn/anti stereochemistry of the major endo adducts may be rationalized through the Houk transition-state model, but the possibility of intramolecular hydrogen bonding must be taken into account. In the case of the minor exo adducts the syn stereochemistry always predominates.
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Nov 1996|