Reductive cyclisations of amidines involving aminal radicals

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Amidines bearing simple alkenes undergo aminal radical cyclisation upon treatment with SmI2. The mild, reductive electron transfer process delivers medicinally-relevant, polycyclic quinazolinone derivatives in good to excellent yield and typically with complete diastereocontrol.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10160-10163
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number72
Early online date15 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018