A series of 2-(N-methyl)benzylamino-1,3-thiazolium-4-olates (2-aminothioisomunchnones) react with chiral 1,2-diaza-1,3-butadienes derived from carbohydrates to afford a diastereomeric mixture of (4R,5S)- and (4R,5R)-4,5-dihydrothiophenes. These substrate-controlled cycloadditions are chemoselective, regiospecific, and proceed with a high facial diastereoselection. A theoretical rationale at semiempirical level does justify the stereochemical outcome observed in the experiments.
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