Transition Metal-Catalyzed Radical Cyclizations: A Low-Temperature Process for the Cyclization of N-Protected N-Allyltrichloroacetamides to Trichlorinated γ-Lactams and Application to the Stereoselective Preparation of β,γ-Disubstituted γ-Lactams

Hideo Nagashima, Nobuyasu Ozaki, Masayuki Ishii, Koji Seki, Masayoshi Washiyama, Kenji Itoh

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Abstract

Cyclizations of N-substituted N-allyltrichloroacetamides, where the substituent is an alkyl, Cbz, Boc, Ts, or Ms group, are catalyzed by a 1:1 mixture of CuCl and bipyridine to give the corresponding β,γ-trichlorinated γ-lactams in high yields. The reactions proceed at temperatures from −78 °C to room temperature. Cyclizations of N-allyltrichloroacetamides of acyclic secondary allylic amines are achieved with good selectivity; the cis/trans ratios of the γ-lactams formed were dependent on the substituents on the nitrogen atom. The stereochemical outcome is compared with that of free-radical cyclization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-470
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry

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