Enantioselective Aldol Addition of Acetaldehyde to Aromatic Aldehydes Catalyzed by Proline-based Carboligases

Mohammad Saifuddin, Chao Guo, Lieuwe Biewenga, Saravanan Thangavelu, Simon J. Charnock, Gerrit J. Poelarends

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Aromatic β-hydroxyaldehydes, 1,3-diols, and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes are valuable precursors to biologically active natural products and drug molecules. Herein we report the biocatalytic aldol condensation of acetaldehyde with various aromatic aldehydes to give a number of aromatic α,β-unsaturated aldehydes using a previously engineered variant of 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase [4-OT(M45T/F50A)] as carboligase. Moreover, an efficient one-pot two-step chemoenzymatic route toward chiral aromatic 1,3-diols has been developed. This one-pot chemoenzymatic strategy successfully combined a highly enantioselective aldol addition step catalyzed by a proline-based carboligase [4-OT(M45T/F50A) or TAUT015] with a chemical reduction step to convert enzymatically prepared aromatic β-hydroxyaldehydes into the corresponding 1,3-diols with high optical purity (e.r. up to >99:1) and in good isolated yield (51-92%). These developed (chemo)enzymatic methodologies offer alternative synthetic choices to prepare a variety of important drug precursors.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)2522-2527
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftACS Catalysis
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - 28-jan-2020

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