Expedient and Stereoselective Access to Diverse Alkaloid-like Scaffolds via an Oxidation/Double-Mannich Reaction Sequence

22 May 2024, Version 2
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Sequential oxidative cleavage and double-Mannich reactions enable the stereoselective conversion of simple norbornenes into complex alkaloid-like structures. The products undergo a wide range of derivatization reactions, including a regioselec-tive enol triflate formation/cross-coupling sequences and highly efficient conversion to an unusual tricyclic-8,5,5 fused lac-tam. Overall, the process represents a formal 1-atom aza-ring expansion with concomitant bridging annulation, making it of interest for the broader derivatization of alkene feedstocks.


mannich reaction

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Synthetic procedures and NMR spectra


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