A novel methodology for the efficient synthesis of [2.2.1] heterobicyclic pyroglutamates has been described. The key synthetic steps involve alkylation of amino acid-derived iminoesters with Baylis-Hillman bromide, RhCl 3-catalyzed exocyclic olefin isomerization, diastereoselective dihydroxylation, and regioselective lactonization. All the compounds were evaluated for their cytotoxicity using multiple myeloma cancer cell lines RPMI 8226.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry