Stereoconvergent generation of a contrasteric syn-bicyclopropylidene (=syn-Cyclopropylidenecyclopropane) by stille-like coupling

Güney M., Eşsiz S., DAŞTAN A., Balci M., De Lucchi O., ŞAHİN E., ...More

Helvetica Chimica Acta, vol.96, no.5, pp.941-950, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/hlca.201200291
  • Journal Name: Helvetica Chimica Acta
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.941-950
  • Keywords: Bicyclopropylidenes, Carbenoids, Cyclopropanes, Cyclopropylidenecyclopropanes, Diastereoselectivity, Stille coupling, X-Ray crystallography
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


Stereoisomerically pure endo- and exo-7-halo-7-(trimethylstannyl) benzonorcar-3-enes (=endo- and exo-(1-halo-1a,2,7,7a-tetrahydro-1H-cyclopropa[b] naphthalen-1-yl)trimethylstannane) 4 and 6 were selectively obtained by lithium-tin or magnesium-tin transmetalation in good yields (Scheme 2 and 3). The reaction of these compounds with copper(I) thiophene-2-carboxylate (CuTC) produced in both cases the corresponding CS-symmetric bicyclopropylidene (=cyclopropylidenecyclopropane) syn-1, a single diastereoisomer (Schemes 5 and 6). The structure of syn-1 was undoubtedly elucidated by X-ray single crystal diffraction. The coupling mechanism of the carbenoid cyclopropane is discussed (Scheme 7). Copyright © 2013 Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta AG, Zürich.