Synthesis 2010(1): 120-126  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1217104
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Practical Synthesis of α-Perfluoroalkyl Cyclic Imines and Amines

Nikolay E. Shevchenkoa, Elisabeth S. Balenkovaa, Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler*b, Valentine G. Nenajdenko*a
a Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Moscow 119991, Russian Federation
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b Institute for Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, The University of Bremen, Leobener Str., 28334 Bremen, Germany
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Received 20 August 2009
Publication Date:
06 November 2009 (online)

Abstract

A convenient and simple approach for the preparation of α-CF3 and α-C2F5 substituted pyrrolines, tetrahydropyridines, tetrahydroazepine is described. Claisen condensation of N-protected cyclic amides with esters of perfluorocarboxylic acids followed by deprotection and decarboxylation in acidic media leads to the desired products. Reduction of these imines permits to obtain 5-, 6-, and 7-membered cyclic amines with α-CF3 or α-C2F5 group in good to moderate overall yields.

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A mixture of Claisen products 1a and 2a was isolated in this reaction.