Cyclodehydration of N-(Aminoalkyl)benzamides under Mild Conditions with a Hendrickson Reagent Analogue
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Methods for the cyclodehydration of N-(aminoalkyl)benzamides are few and employ harsh reaction conditions. We have found that the easily prepared phosphonium anhydrides 1 (Hendrickson reagent) or 2 can be used for cyclodehydration of N-(aminoalkyl)benzamides under very mild conditions (room temperature) to produce five-, six-, and seven-membered cyclic amidines. Good yields are obtained by employing a temporary trityl group protection strategy. Cyclic analogue 2 can be used when the product cyclic amidine is organic-soluble, thus producing water-soluble byproduc
The Journal of Organic Chemistry
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Organic Chemical Synthesis