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Synthesis of tubuphenylalanine and epi-tubuphenylalanine via regioselective aziridine ring opening with carbon nucleophiles followed by hydroboration-oxidation of 1,1-substituted amino alkenes
- Reddy, Ramesh B., Dudhe, Premansh, Chauhan, Priyanka, Sengupta, Sagnik, Chelvam, Venkatesh
- Tetrahedron 2018
- Lewis bases, alkenes, carbon, chemical structure, ethyleneimine, oxidation, regioselectivity
- An efficient synthesis of N-Boc-tubuphenylalanine benzyl ester (N-Boc-Tup-OBn, 1a) and N-Boc-epi-tubuphenylalanine benzyl ester (N-Boc-epi-Tup-OBn, 1b) is reported herein. Regioselective aziridine 4 ring opening with carbon nucleophiles followed by hydroboration of 1,1-substituted aminoalkene 3 using 9-BBN and subsequent oxidation in an alkaline medium are used as the key steps to provide N-tosyl 1,4-aminoalcohols. The 1,4-aminoalcohols are successfully transformed into the desired products with an overall yield of 23% for 1a and 11% for 1b over 8 consecutive steps separately.