Preparation of steric structure of condensed-skeleton saturated diphenyl-substituted isoindolones

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The Friedel-Crafts reaction of benzene with cis-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride (1) yields trans-5-phenyl-cis-2-benzoylcyclohexanecarboxylic acid (2) which gave cyclohexane-condensed pyridazinone (3) with hydrazine, and cis-4,5-tetramethylene-1,2-oxazin-8-one (4) with hydroxylamine. From 2 with ethylenediamine, the saturated imidazol[2,3-a]isoindolone (5) was prepared, while the reaction of 2 with 1,3-diaminopropane furnished a mixture of two isometric pyrimido[1,3-a]isoindolones (6a,b) in the relative positions of the benzene ring and cyclohexane annelation hydrogens. From the reaction of 2 with 3-aminopropanol, the oxazino[2,3-a]isoindolone (7) was obtained. The reaction of 2 with cis-2-hydroxymethylcyclohexylamine gave the tetracyclic (8), while 2 and diendo-3-hydroxymethylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-enyl-2-amine yielded the isomers (9a,b), which differ in the mutual positions of the phenyl group on the quaternary carbon and cyclohexane annelation hydrogens. 1H and 13C-nmr spectra and DNOE and 2D-HSC measurements proved that the 5-phenyl group is cis-equatorial in the two annelated hydrogens of the cyclohexane ring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalActa pharmaceutica Hungarica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994


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  • Pharmaceutical Science

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