Z. Naturforsch. 2014, 69b, 615 – 626
Cu(I)-catalyzed [3+2] Cycloadditions of tert-Butyl (S)-(3-Oxopent-4-yn-2-yl)carbamate to 1-Benzylidenepyrazole-3-one-derived Azomethine Imines
Eva Pušavec1, Jona Mirnik1, Luka Šenica1, Uroš Grošelj1, Branko Stanovnik1,2, and Jurij Svete1,2
1 Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 EN-FIST, Centre of Excellence, Trg Osvobodilne fronte 13, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Received January 24, 2014 / published online May 7, 2014
Parallel screening of suitable reaction conditions for Cu(I)-catalyzed [3+2] cycloadditions of (1Z,4R*,5R*)-4-benzoylamino-1-benzylidene-5-phenyl-3-oxopyrazolidin-1-ium-2-ide (1a) to methyl propiolate (2) has established that this reaction proceeds smoothly at room temperature in acetonitrile in the presence of CuI and Hünig's base. The optimized reaction conditions were then applied in regio- and stereo-selective 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of racemic azomethine imines 1ae to tert-butyl (S)-(3-oxopent-4-yn-2-yl)carbamate (6) leading to mixtures of diastereomeric non-racemic chromatographically separable cycloadducts 7ad, 7′ad, 8e, and 8′e. The structures of the products were confirmed by NMR spectroscopy.
Key words: 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition, 3-Pyrazolidinones, Catalysis, Copper, Acetylenes
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