Synthesis of some 2,5-benzoxazocine and 2,6-benzoxazonine derivatives from ω-(Dihydroisoindol-2-yl)alkanol precursors by means of cyanogen bromide
JB Bremner and N Thirasasana
Australian Journal of Chemistry
35(11) 2307 - 2314
Reaction of cyanogen bromide with 2-(1-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-isoindol-2-yl)ethanol (5a) gave 1-phenyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydro-1H-2,5-benzoxazocine-5-carbonitrile (6a) in a low to moderate yield. Similarly, 3-(1-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-isoindol-2-yl)propan-1-ol (5c) gave 1-phenyl-1,3,4,5,6,7-hexa-hydro-2,6-benzoxazonine-6-carbonitrile (6c). The analogous 1-(4-methoxyphenyl) derivatives of both medium ring systems were also prepared, and some mechanistic aspects of the results are discussed. Conversion of (6a) into the analgesic, Nefopam,is described.
Full text doi:10.1071/CH9822307
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