Tandem diamination of cinnamic esters provides a new approach to anti alkyl Nα-(2-Ns), Nβ-Ac diaminophenylpropionates. The new reaction proceeds to completion within 3 hours at room temperature using N,N-dichloro-2-nitrobenzenesulfonamide (2-NsNCl2) as the nitrogen source in acetonitrile, which is also involved in the reaction process. Seven diamine derivatives have been obtained with good yields and stereoselectivity. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
- Vicinal diamines
- α,β-diamino acids