Ring-rearrangement metathesis of 7-azanorbornenes as an entry to 1-azabicyclo[n.3.0]alkenones

  1. Rojas, V. 1
  2. Carreras, J. 1
  3. Avenoza, A. 1
  4. Busto, J.H. 1
  5. Peregrina, J.M. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/0553yr311

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

ISSN: 1434-193X

Year of publication: 2013

Volume: 18

Pages: 3817-3824

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1002/EJOC.201300126 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84879227287 WoS: WOS:000320385000027 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Pyrrolizidine, indolizidine, and pyrrolo[1,2-a]azepine substructures are present in a large number of naturally occurring azabicyclic compounds, which are currently of special interest because of their biological activities. To obtain this class of compounds, we envisioned a ring-rearrangement metathesis (RRM) process of 7-azanorbornene systems that incorporates several exocyclic olefin patterns at the nitrogen position. By using this methodology, we have synthesized a set of new 1-azabicyclo[n.3.0]alkenones, which include derivatives of pyrrolam. In all cases, only one regioisomer was obtained. Moreover, new spiro compounds with tricyclic structures have been synthesized by using a domino metathesis process that involves a ring-opening/ring-closing/ring-closing metathesis (ROM/RCM/RCM) sequence. A new synthetic strategy for nitrogen heterocycles was developed that incorporates fused-ring systems and takes advantage of a stereodefined ring-rearrangement metathesis process of substituted 7-azanorbornenes as the stereocontrolled key step. A set of new 1-azabicyclo[n.3.0]alkenones (n = 3, 4, and 5) that include new analogues of pyrrolam were prepared by using this methodology. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.