Asymmetric halo-Mannich-type reaction provides access to pyrrolidines and β-proline derivatives

Cody Timmons, Li Guo, Junying Liu, John F. Cannon, Guigen Li

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A new halo-Mannich-type reaction is reported using cyclopropyl carbonyl-derived enolates and sulfonyl-protected imines. Chiral oxazolidinones auxiliaries were found to be effective for completely controlling the stereochemistry of the products. Variations in the oxazolidinone, protecting group, and imine components show this to be a quite general reaction. The initial iodo-Mannich products were found to be readily cyclized in the presence of triethylamine to afford the resulting protected pyrrolidines, which could be readily deprotected under standard conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7634-7639
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number19
StatePublished - Sep 16 2005


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