From trans-2-hydroxycyclopentanecarbonitrile (1) and trans-2-hydroxycyclohexanecarbonitrile (2), a number of trans-2-aminomethylcycloalkanols are prepared by reductive alkylation. Inversion of trans-N-acylaminocycloalkanols by treatment with thionyl chloride and subsequent hydrolysis gives the cis counterparts. The enantiomerically pure trans-2-aminomethylcyclohexanols 13 and 14 are also prepared.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1991|
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- Organic Chemistry