Phosphorodiamidate-Directed Metalation of N-Heterocycles using Mg- and Zn-TMP Bases

Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 1984-1987 published on 31.03.2010
Org. Lett.
The strong directing ability of the N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyldiaminophosphorodiamidate group has been used to achieve selective metalations on various heterocycles such as pyridines, quinolines and quinoxalines with TMP-derived bases like TMPMgCl·LiCl, TMP_2Mg·2LiCl, and TMP_2Zn·2MgCl_2·2LiCl. This protocol was applied in the synthesis of etoricoxib, talnetant and a P-selectin inhibitor.
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