Direct nucleophilic addition to N-alkoxyamides

Yuta Yanagita, Hugh Nakamura, Kenji Shirokane, Yusuke Kurosaki, Takaaki Satou, Noritaka Chida

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Abstract

While the synthesis of amide bonds is now one of the most reliable organic reactions, functionalization of amide carbonyl groups has been a long-standing issue due to their high stability. As an ongoing program aimed at practical transformation of amides, we developed a direct nucleophilic addition to N-alkoxyamides to access multisubstituted amines. The reaction enabled installation of two different functional groups to amide carbonyl groups in one pot. The N-alkoxy group played important roles in this reaction. First, it removed the requirement for an extra preactivation step prior to nucleophilic addition to activate inert amide carbonyl groups. Second, the N-alkoxy group formed a five-membered chelated complex after the first nucleophilic addition, resulting in suppression of an extra addition of the first nucleophile. While diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAL-H) and organolithium reagents were suitable as the first nucleophile, allylation, cyanation, and vinylation were possible in the second addition including inter- and intramolecular reactions. The yields were generally high, even in the synthesis of sterically hindered α-trisubstituted amines. The reaction exhibited wide substrate scope, including acyclic amides, five- and six-membered lactams, and macrolactams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)678-684
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 7

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Amides
Nucleophiles
Amines
Allylation
Lactams
Hydrides
Functional groups
Substrates

Keywords

  • allylation
  • amides
  • cyanation
  • nucleophilic addition
  • synthetic methods

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Direct nucleophilic addition to N-alkoxyamides. / Yanagita, Yuta; Nakamura, Hugh; Shirokane, Kenji; Kurosaki, Yusuke; Satou, Takaaki; Chida, Noritaka.

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, 07.01.2013, p. 678-684.

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Yanagita, Y, Nakamura, H, Shirokane, K, Kurosaki, Y, Satou, T & Chida, N 2013, 'Direct nucleophilic addition to N-alkoxyamides', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 678-684. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201202639
Yanagita, Yuta ; Nakamura, Hugh ; Shirokane, Kenji ; Kurosaki, Yusuke ; Satou, Takaaki ; Chida, Noritaka. / Direct nucleophilic addition to N-alkoxyamides. In: Chemistry - A European Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 678-684.
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