Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (4): 841-857.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201610010 Previous Articles     Next Articles



江欣, 王斯顿, 郭贵敏, 卢贝丽   

  1. 福建农林大学材料工程学院 福州 350002
  • 收稿日期:2016-10-08 修回日期:2016-12-18 出版日期:2017-04-25 发布日期:2016-12-21
  • 通讯作者: 卢贝丽
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Recent Development of Metal-Free Direct Asymmetric Functionalization of Benzylic C(sp3)—H Bond

Jiang Xin, Wang Sidun, Guo Guimin, Lu Beili   

  1. College of Material Engineering, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002
  • Received:2016-10-08 Revised:2016-12-18 Online:2017-04-25 Published:2016-12-21
  • Contact: 10.6023/cjoc201610010
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    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21402027, 21502019), the Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (No. 2015J05046), the Chemicals and Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (No. xjq201503).

Compounds containing aryl structures are important organic synthesis intermediates, which are widely present in a large family of natural products and bioactive molecules. In recent years, direct asymmetric functionalization of benzylic C(sp3)—H bond for the efficient construction of arene and hetero-arene motifs with high stereoselectivity has drawn widespread concern from chemical community. Among the various strategies, small molecule-catalyzed metal-free functionalization of benzylic C(sp3)—H bond represents a more challenging but promising transformations. This review is intended to summarize and discuss the most recent advances in this area.

Key words: metal-free, benzylic position, C—H functionalization, organocatalysis, asymmetric synthesis