Synthesis of pyrazine acetals by the biased reaction of symmetric 2,5-bis(chloromethyl) or 2,3,5,6-tetrakis(chloromethyl) substituents on pyrazine ring with sodium alkoxides

Yusaku Eda, Yuta Odazaki, Akira Mizutani, Yoshio N. Ito, Toshio Kawato

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Abstract

2,5-Bis(chloromethyl)pyrazine reacted with sodium alkoxide to give unexpected 2-dialkoxymethyl-5-methylpyrazine along with normal substitution product, 2,5-bis(alkoxymethyl)pyrazine. The reaction of 2,3,5,6-tetrakis(chloromethyl)pyrazine with sodium alkoxide afforded similar results to yield 2,6-bis(dialkoxymethyl)-3,5-dimethylpyrazine along with other alkoxymethylpyrazines. The ratio of products depended on the solvent and alkoxide used. A general discussion of the mechanism of such a pyrazine acetal synthesis in the basic conditions is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2519-2522
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume49
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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