Efficient continuous-flow synthesis of novel 1,2,3-Triazole- substitutedß-aminocyclohexanecarboxylic acid derivatives with gram-scale production

Sándor B. Ötvös, Ádám Georgiádes, István M. Mándity, Lóránd Kiss, Ferenc Fülöp

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The preparation of novel multi-substituted 1,2,3-triazole-modified β-aminocyclohexanecarboxylic acid derivatives in a simple and efficient continuous-flow procedure is reported. The 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions were performed with copper powder as a readily accessible Cu(I) source. Initially, high reaction rates were achieved under high-pressure/high- temperature conditions. Subsequently, the reaction temperature was lowered to room temperature by the joint use of both basic and acidic additives to improve the safety of the synthesis, as azides were to be handled as unstable reactants. Scale-up experiments were also performed, which led to the achievement of gram-scale production in a safe and straightforward way. The obtained 1,2,3-triazole-substituted β-aminocy-clohexanecarboxylates can be regarded as interesting precursors for drugs with possible biological effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1508-1516
Number of pages9
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - Jul 29 2013



  • Click chemistry
  • Continuous-flow
  • Copper
  • Flow chemistry
  • Triazoles
  • β-amino acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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