(matrix presented) An enantiomerically pure bicyclic lactam proved to be an excellent substrate for electrophilic difluorination using N-fluorobenzenesulfonimide. The resulting difluorinated lactam can be easily converted into L-4,4-difluoroglutamic acid. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first example of a synthetically useful electrophilic difluorination of an unactivated lactam.
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|State||Published - 30 Dec 1999|