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In situ generated 2-phenyl-azetidinium ylides react with boronic esters to form acyclic γ-dimethylamino tertiary boronic esters. The transformation is believed to involve the formation of a zwitterionic boronate, which subsequently undergoes ring-opening 1,2-migration, which is promoted by the relief of ring strain. Owing to the configurational instability of the initially formed ylides, which appear to be in equilibrium with the open-chain carbene form, the reaction is not stereospecific. The C-B bond of the γ-dimethylamino tertiary boronic esters can be transformed into a variety of functional groups (C-OH, C-vinyl, C-H, C-BF3), thus giving a diverse selection of 3-aryl-1-aminopropanes, which represent a privileged motif among drug molecules.
- azetidinium ion
- boronic esters
Changing the Synthesis Landscape with Boron at the Helm: from Chiral Organometallics to Assembly Line Synthesis
14/05/12 → 13/01/18