cis-Selective Synthesis of 1,3-Disubstituted Tetrahydro-β-Carbolines from N-Sulfonyl N,S-Acetals
Nucleophilic addition of Grignard reagents to tetrahydro-β-carboline (THC) N-sulfonyl N,S-acetal generates exclusively cis-1,3-disubstituted THCs with a unique 1,3-diaxial conformation. The stereochemical relationship of the 1,3-substituents was confirmed by 2-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The mechanism of the reaction is proposed based on crystal structures and molecular orbital calculations.
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