The fragrances (S)-(+)- and (R)-(-)-canthoxal [(S)-(+)- and (R)-(-)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methylpropanal] and (+)- and (-)-Silvial<sup>®</sup> [(+)- and (-)-3-(4-isobutylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal] have been synthesized in high enantiopurity via a simple four-step strategy starting from the commercially available 4-substituted benzaldehydes. The key synthetic step is the catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation of the appropriate 3-aryl-2-methylacrylic acid which has been carried out employing an in situ prepared ruthenium/axially chiral phosphine catalyst (up to 98% ee). The olfactory activity of the single enantiomers has been evaluated.

The fragrances (S)-(+)- and (R)-(-)-canthoxal [(S)-(+)- and (R)-(-)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methylpropanal] and (+)- and (-)-Silvial<sup>®</sup> [(+)- and (-)-3-(4-isobutylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal] have been synthesized in high enantiopurity via a simple four-step strategy starting from the commercially available 4-substituted benzaldehydes. The key synthetic step is the catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation of the appropriate 3-aryl-2-methylacrylic acid which has been carried out employing an in situ prepared ruthenium/axially chiral phosphine catalyst (up to 98% ee). The olfactory activity of the single enantiomers has been evaluated.

A Practical, Enantioselective Synthesis of the Fragrances Canthoxal and Silvial (R), and Evaluation of Their Olfactory Activity

BEGHETTO, Valentina;SCRIVANTI, Alberto;BERTOLDINI, Matteo;AVERSA, MANUELA;MATTEOLI, Ugo
2015

Abstract

The fragrances (S)-(+)- and (R)-(-)-canthoxal [(S)-(+)- and (R)-(-)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methylpropanal] and (+)- and (-)-Silvial® [(+)- and (-)-3-(4-isobutylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal] have been synthesized in high enantiopurity via a simple four-step strategy starting from the commercially available 4-substituted benzaldehydes. The key synthetic step is the catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation of the appropriate 3-aryl-2-methylacrylic acid which has been carried out employing an in situ prepared ruthenium/axially chiral phosphine catalyst (up to 98% ee). The olfactory activity of the single enantiomers has been evaluated.
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