Dearomatizing radical cyclizations and cyclization cascades triggered by electron-transfer reduction of amide-type car-bonyls

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Highly selective dearomatizing radical cyclizations and cyclization cascades, triggered by single electron-transfer to amide-type carbonyls by SmI2-H2O-LiBr provide efficient access to unprecedented spirocyclic scaffolds containing five stereocenters with high diastereocontrol. The first dearomatizing radical cyclizations involving radicals derived from the amide carbonyls by single electron-transfer take place under mild conditions and engage a range of aromatic and heteroaromatic systems present in the barbiturate substrates. The radical cyclizations deliver new polycyclic hemiaminals or enamines selectively, depending on the conditions employed, that are based on a medicinally proven scaffold and can be readily manipulated.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number4
Early online date20 Dec 2016
StatePublished - 2017