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Issue 10, 2011
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Synthesis of spirocyclic thiazolidinediones using ring-closing metathesis and one-pot sequential ring-closing/cross metathesis

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Abstract

A novel synthetic route to spirocyclic thiazolidinediones is reported by utilizing ring-closing metathesis (RCM). A selective cross metathesis (CM) of N-allyl azaspiro derivatives with different olefins has been demonstrated to prepare substituted azaspiro-[4.4]nonenediones. The X-ray crystal structure of a spirocyclic thiazolidinedione dimer is described, which has been prepared in two steps from thiazolidinedione using a one-pot sequential ring-closing and self metathesis. Cross metathesis proceeds smoothly with both electron rich and poor olefins. The symmetrical bis-thiazolidinedione spirocyclic system can be used as CM coupling partner with olefins. One-pot sequential RCM-CM has been developed for the synthesis of substituted spirocyclic compounds. The methodology allows a quick access to thia-azaspiro-[4.4]nonene and -[4.5]decene-dione ring systems from readily available starting materials which are not otherwise accessible.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of spirocyclic thiazolidinediones using ring-closing metathesis and one-pot sequential ring-closing/cross metathesis

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The article was received on 24 Dec 2010, accepted on 23 Feb 2011 and first published on 24 Feb 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0OB01248C
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011,9, 3801-3807
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    Synthesis of spirocyclic thiazolidinediones using ring-closing metathesis and one-pot sequential ring-closing/cross metathesis

    K. Dhara, S. Paladhi, G. C. Midya and J. Dash, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 3801
    DOI: 10.1039/C0OB01248C

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