Peracid-induced ring opening of some hexahydro-2H-isoxazolo[2,3-a]pyridines to second-generation cyclic aldonitrones

Basem A. Moosa, Shaikh A. Ali*

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A study of the stereo- and face selectivity of the cycloaddition reactions of several mono- and disubstituted alkenes with 4-hydroxymethyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydropyridine 1-oxide has been carried out. The addition reactions have displayed a very high degree of face selectivity in the range 13-48:1. Use of dimethyl methylenemalonate as a protective group in nitrone cycloaddition reactions has been demonstrated. The invertomeric analysis revealed that the bicyclic cycloadducts remain predominantly as the cis-fused isomer, which leads to the formation of synthetically important second-generation cyclic aldonitrones via peracid oxidation. One interesting finding was that treatment of the cycloadducts with two equivalents of peracid afforded the cyclic N-hydroxy lactams, presumably via further oxidation of the aldonitrones. The piperidine ring has been elaborated by cycloaddition reaction of the second-generation nitrones with several alkenes, which in most cases gave the cycloadducts in a stereoselective manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8231-8243
Number of pages13
Issue number39
StatePublished - Sep 26 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Conformational analysis
  • Face selectiviy
  • Nitrone cycloddition
  • Peracid oxidation
  • Stereoselectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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