Conformational complexity in seven-membered cyclic triazepinone/open hydrazones. 1. 1D and 2D variable temperature NMR study

Kalevi Pihlaja, Mario F. Simeonov, Ferenc Fülöp

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The stereochemistry and conformational behavior of a series of 22 2- methyl-2-alkyl(phenyl, aryl)-4-N-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-5H-1,3,4- benzotriazepin-5-ones and their open-chain hydrazone tautomers in various solvents were studied by 1D and 2D NMR techniques in the temperature range from 193 K to 410 K. Molecular rearrangements involving interconversions of the ring and open-chain forms (the latter via amide bond and Z/E C=N double bond isomerization), pseudorotation of the ring forms, and N-inversion processes with different rates on the NMR time scale took place, leading to the observation of average and deceptively simple 1H and 13C NMR spectra for most of them at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5080-5088
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Jul 25 1997


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