Photoassisted Diversity-Oriented Synthesis: Accessing 2,6-Epoxyazocane (Oxamorphan) Cores
2015-12-17T05:57:16Z (GMT) by
The modular synthesis of photoprecursors and their photoinduced cyclization into substituted 1-benzazocanes of two distinct topologies is described. The key step producing an extended polyheterocyclic system involves the photogeneration of azaxylylenes and their subsequent intramolecular cycloaddition with furan-containing pendants tethered either via the aniline nitrogen or through the carbonyl group containing arm. The primary photoproductssecondary or tertiary anilines which are not acylated at the nitrogen atomundergo facile acid-catalyzed or spontaneous ring-opening–ring-closing rearrangement to yield fused polyheterocyclic structures possessing a 2,6-epoxyazocane (or oxamorphan) core.