It is clear that the role of 1,2-asymmetric induction on the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of nitrones is influenced by the presence of a fluorine atom at the C-2 position. 2-Fluoro nitrones, synthesized by three different methods, have been subjected to the intermolecular 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition with ethyl vinyl ether. The stereostructures of isoxazolidines formed were determined by their conversion into 2,7-dioxa-6-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octanes. The diastereoselectivity of 2-fluoro nitrones was the reverse of that of the corresponding 2-hydro nitrones. This fact supports that the conformation with relief from the dipole repulsion between the fluorine atom and the oxygen atom of the nitrone is a preferred one for 2-fluoro nitrones, while the corresponding 2-hydro nitrones adopt the conformation with the least 1,3-allylic strain.
|Number of pages
|Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
|Published - 1997 Oct 21