A molecular electron density theory study of the competitiveness of polar diels–alder and polar alder-ene reactions

Luis R. Domingo, Mar Ríos-Gutiérrez, Patricia Pérez

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The competitiveness of the BF3 Lewis acid (LA) catalyzed polar Diels–Alder (P-DA) and polar Alder-ene (P-AE) reactions of 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene, a diene possessing an allylic hydrogen, with formaldehyde has been studied within the Molecular Electron Density Theory (MEDT) at the MPWB1K/6-311G(d,p) computational level. Coordination of BF3 LA to the oxygen of formaldehyde drastically accelerates both reactions given the high electrophilic character of the BF3:formaldehyde complex. As a consequence, these reactions present a very low activation enthalpy—less than 2.2 kcal·mol−1—thus becoming competitive. In dioxane, the P-AE reaction is slightly favored because of the larger polar character of the corresponding transition state structure (TS). In addition, the Prins reaction between hexahydrophenanthrene and the BF3:formaldehyde complex has also been studied as a computational model of an experimental P-AE reaction. For this LA-catalyzed reaction, the P-DA reaction presents very high activation energy because of the aromatic character of the dienic framework. The present MEDT study allows establishing the similarity of the TSs associated with the formation of the C–C single bond in both reactions, as well as the competitiveness between P-AE and P-DA reactions when the diene substrate possesses at least one allylic hydrogen, thus making it necessary to be considered by experimentalists in highly polar processes. In this work, the term “pseudocyclic selectivity” is suggested to connote the selective formation of structural isomers through stereoisomeric pseudocyclic TSs.

Idioma originalEnglish
Número de artículo1913
PublicaciónMolecules
Volumen23
N.º8
DOI
EstadoPublished - ago 2018

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Alnus
Lewis Acids
Formaldehyde
Carrier concentration
Electrons
Hydrogen
formaldehyde
Isomers
dienes
Theoretical Models
Activation energy
Chemical activation
acids
Oxygen
Substrates
hydrogen
butadiene
isomers
selectivity
activation

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
    • Molecular Medicine
    • Pharmaceutical Science
    • Drug Discovery
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry

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