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Stereocontrolled Generation of C-Arylated Carbon Center α to Nitrogen Atom in Six-membered Azaheterocycles. Alternative Strategies
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1  Université Lille Nord de France - USTL, LCOP, EA CMF 4478, Bâtiment C3(2), F- 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
2  Université Lille Nord de France - CNRS, UCCS UMR 8181, ENSCL, CCM-CCCF, Bât C7, BP 90108, 59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex, France

Abstract: Abstract: Piperidin(on)es represent the core unit of a wide range of alkaloids and biologically active compounds and in particular, 6-(het)aryl substituted compounds play an important role as key targets for the pharmaceutical industry. The stereocontrol of carbon centers embedded in the azaheterocycle is a permanent synthetic task for organic chemists. In this regard we have developed two alternative and conceptually new synthetic approaches to a variety of 6-arylated piperidinones that is based upon the asymmetric reduction of endocyclic enamides readily accessible from imides, as the key step. The stereoselectivity of the reduction process could be controlled either by the use of a (S)-methylprolinol chiral auxiliary (Z = SMP, path a) or by ligand/catalyst chirality transfer (Z = Bn, path b). Varying degrees of success were observed for these conceptually different approaches.