Biomimetic synthesis of 2-substituted N-heterocycle alkaloids by one-pot hydrolysis, transamination and decarboxylative Mannich reaction

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Heterocycles based on piperidine and pyrrolidine are key moieties in natural products and pharmaceutically active molecules. A novel multi-enzymatic approach based on the combination of a lipase with an α,ω-diamine transaminase is reported, opening up the synthesis, isolation and characterisation of a broad range of 2-substituted N-heterocycle alkaloids.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11316-11319
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number80
Early online date17 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018