Conformational behaviour of medium-sized rings. Part 5. Transannular reactions of (16z)-8,9-dihydro-8-methyl-7H-dinaphth- [1,8-cd:1',8'-hi]azacycloundecine and (12Z)-6,7-dihydro-6-methyl-5H-dibenz[c, g]azonine. Two examples of ‘reverse hofmann eliminations’

David J. Brickwood, Afaf M. Hassan, W. David Ollis*, Julia Stephanidou Stephanatou, J. Fraser Stoddart

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Abstract

The olefinic double bonds in the cyclic ene-amines (5) and (8) have been shown to have the cis-configuration since two conformational diastereoisomers are formed in each case on quaternisation at nitrogen. The eleven-membered ring ene-amine (5). which is conformationally stable on the 1H n.m.r. time-scale up to +160 °C, undergoes transannular reactions involving the carbon-carbon double bond and the nitrogen atom in acidic, neutral, and basic media. Although the nine-membered ring ene-amine (8). which is conformationally mobile on the 1H n.m.r. time-scale at room temperature, also undergoes transannular reactions involving the carbon-carbon double bond and the nitrogen atom in acidic and neutral media, more vigorous reaction conditions are required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1393-1398
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978

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