The synthesis of new 7-azabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane derivatives has been achieved in a four-step synthetic sequence, starting from readily available cyclohex-3-enecarboxylic acid, Curtius reaction, stereoselective bromination leading to major benzyl(cis-3, trans-4-dibromocyclohex-1-yl)carbamates (amides or sulfonamides), followed by NaH-mediated intramolecular cyclization. The synthesis and free radical cyclization of precursors 4-7, as well as the synthesis of a conformationally constrained epibatidine analogue 3 exploiting the reactivity of the 7-azabicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-yl radical in intramolecular reactions, are described. The N-sulfonyl functional motif is the only one to afford a cyclized product when incorporated in the radical precursor.
- 7-azabicyclo[2.2.1]hept- 2-yl radical
- 7-azabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane derivatives
- Conformationally constrained epibatidine analogues
- Intramolecular free radical reactions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry