Diastereoselective Chain-Elongation Reactions Using Microreactors for Applications in Complex Molecule Assembly

    Catherine F. Carter1, Heiko Lange1, Daiki Sakai2, Ian R. Baxendale1, Steven V. Ley1

    • 1Innovative Technology Centre, University of Cambridge, UK, CB2 1EW, UK
    • 2Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Yokohama, Japan

    Diastereoselective chain-elongation reactions are important transformations for the assembly of complex molecular structures, such as those present in polyketide natural products. Here we report new methods for performing crotylation reactions and homopropargylation reactions by using newly developed low-temperature flow-chemistry technology. In-line purification protocols are described, as well as the application of the crotylation protocol in an automated multi-step sequence.

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