Substitution with retention of configuration
Ring opening, reductive
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The 6-(trimethylsilyl)methyl-substituted 1,2-oxazine 1 can smoothly be deprotonated with n-butyllithium at C-4 to give a lithiated species which reacts with a variety of electrophiles to provide the new 1,2-oxazines 5 - 16 in good yields. Besides the preparative aspect of these transformations, the high stereoselectivity of many reactions is also interesting from a mechanistic point of view. By deprotonation of the 4-deuterated compound 5a it has been proven that n-butyllithium removes exclusively the proton (or deuteron) cis to the 6-CH2SiMe3 group. Also, in most cases the reaction of lithiated 1 with electrophiles occurs with overall retention of configuration to afford preferentially cis-1,2-oxazines (series a). A mechanistic proposal for this highly stereoselective deprotonation process, which seems to be governed by the 1,2-oxazine oxygen, is discussed including a comparison with a recently reported ab initio calculation dealing with oxime ethers. Similar deprotonation/substitution reactions are described for 1,2-oxazines 14, 2, 3, and 4. Possibly due to a differing carbanion structure a deviating behavior is observed in some cases. Several acidinduced and reductive ring-opening reactions of 1, 6a, 8a, and 14a demonstrate the potential of 4-substituted 1,2-oxazines for the stereoselective synthesis of polyfunctionalized compounds.
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