Synthesis of 5,6,11,12-tetrahydrodibenzo[b,f][1,5]diazocines and a demonstration of their reactivity to afford methano strap-modified Tröger's base analogues

Andrew B. Mahon, Donald C. Craig, Andrew C. Try

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Abstract

Tröger's base analogues are of interest in areas such as host-guest chemistry, synthetic receptor design and asymmetric catalysis. We foresee that access to diverse functionality attached to the bridge of Tröger's base compounds will be beneficial for the development of these applications. As a starting point, we report a facile and general methodology to prepare a range of diversely functionalised 5,6,11,12-tetrahydrodibenzo[b,f][1,5]diazocines, compounds that may be viewed as "strap-clipped" Tröger's bases. As a demonstration of their reactivity, these compounds were reacted with benzaldehyde to introduce phenyl substituted straps onto a Tröger's base framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-163
Number of pages16
JournalArkivoc
Volume2008
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2008

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Keywords

  • Tröger’s base
  • strap removal
  • diazocine
  • cyclic diam ines
  • trifluoroacetic anhydride
  • aldehyde condensation

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