Stereospecific synthesis and hydrolysis of optically active diaryl(acylamino)(acyloxy)spiro-λ4-sulfanes and related cyclic diaryl(acylamino)sulfonium salts

Jeno Varga, D. Szabó, Cecília P. Sár, István Kapovits

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The stereospecific synthesis of diaryl(acylamino)(acyloxy)spiro-λ4-sulfanes (S)-(+)-2, (R)-(+)-5, (S)-(+)-8, and their conversion into related diaryl(acylamino)sulfonium tetrafluoroborates (R)-(+)-3, (S)-(+)-6, (R)-(+)-9, respectively, is described. The enantiomers of spiro-λ4-sulfanes (S)-(+)-2, (R)-(+)-5 and (S)-(+)-8 were prepared by dehydration of the corresponding optically active sulfoxide-carboxylic acids (R)-(+)-1, (R)-(-)-4 and (S)-(+)-7, respectively, which were obtained from the racemic forms by diastereoisomeric salt separation with homochiral organic bases. The stereomechanism of the hydrolysis reaction of spiro-λ4-sulfanes and sulfonium tetrafluoroborates that depends on pH, the nature of the axial heteroatom, the size of the spiro rings and carboxyl neighbouring group participation is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-753
Number of pages9
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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