Stereochemical control during the epoxidation of cis-1-[N-Cbz]-2-[hydroxymethyl]-cyclohex-4-enes with MCPBA is dependent on hydroxyl functionalization which apparently determines ring conformation. Unprotected or acetate-derivatized compounds afford exclusively syn epoxide products. Silyl ether protected analogs furnish predominantly products derived from anti delivery of oxygen. Respective 2-carbomethoxy and benzyl carbamate-protected aminomethyl derivatives show stereospecificity similar to the free hydroxyl and acetate-protected substrates.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1989|