A Convenient and Versatile Synthesis of Chiral Aliphatic and Allylic Amines
17 September 2002 (online)
Preparation of optically pure aliphatic and allylic amines from amino acids is described. Wittig olefination of α-Boc-amino aldehydes affords Boc-protected allylic amines which can be deprotected to the corresponding chiral unsaturated amines. Catalytic reduction of the Wittig product prior to deprotection affords aliphatic amines of high optical purity.