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    The difluoromethyl (CHF2 ) group has attracted significant attention in drug discovery and development efforts, owing to its ability to serve as fluorinated bioisostere of methyl, hydroxyl, and thiol groups. Herein, we report an efficient biocatalytic method for the highly diastereo- and enantioselective synthesis of CHF2 -containing trisubstituted cyclopropanes. Using engineered myoglobin catalysts, a broad range of α-difluoromethyl alkenes are cyclopropanated in the presence of ethyl diazoacetate to give CHF2 -containing cyclopropanes in high yield (up to >99 %, up to 3000 TON) and with excellent stereoselectivity (up to >99 % de and ee). Enantiodivergent selectivity and extension of the method to the stereoselective cyclopropanation of mono- and trifluoromethylated olefins was also achieved. This methodology represents a powerful strategy for the stereoselective synthesis of high-value fluorinated building blocks for medicinal chemistry, as exemplified by the formal total synthesis of a CHF2 isostere of a TRPV1 inhibitor. © 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH.


    Daniela M Carminati, Jonathan Decaens, Samuel Couve-Bonnaire, Philippe Jubault, Rudi Fasan. Biocatalytic Strategy for the Highly Stereoselective Synthesis of CHF2 -Containing Trisubstituted Cyclopropanes. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English). 2021 Mar 22;60(13):7072-7076

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