Stereospecific dearomatising cyclisation of tertiary α -amidoorganolithiums

Jonathan Clayden*, Faye E. Knowles, Christel J. Menet

*Corresponding author for this work

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Lithiation of benzamides derived from a chiral and enantiomerically pure α-methylbenzylamine leads to diastereoselective and regioselective dearomatising cyclisations with overall conservation of the stereochemistry of the starting stereogenic centre.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1701-1703
Number of pages3
Issue number11
Early online date13 Mar 2003
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003


  • Amide
  • Cyclisation
  • Dearomatisation
  • Lithiation
  • Stereospecificity


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