Cyclisation of 5-Bromomethyl-Cycloheptene and -Cyclo-Octene: A New Route to Bicyclo[3.2.1]Octanes and Bicyclo[4.2.1]Nonanes

Finlay MacCorquodale, John C. Walton*

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Abstract

Reduction of 5-(bromomethyl)cycloheptene with tributyltin hydride gave bicyclo[3.2.1 ] octane; similar reduction of 5-(bromomethyl)cyclo-octene gave bicyclo[4.2.1 ]nonane together with some bicyclo[3.3.1 Jnonane. The cyclohept-4-enylmethyl radical intermediate exists as a rapidly equilibrating mixture of conformers, including the axial boat form from which cyclisation occurs. The rates of the two main cyclisation reactions are ca. 105 s_1 at 25 °C. Condensation of the dimethylamine enamine of 4-methylcyclohexanone with acrylaldehyde and subsequent treatment with methyl iodide and base gave 6-methyloctahydro-1 -benzopyran-2-one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989

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