Synthesis of l-4,4-difluoroglutamic acid via electrophilic difluorination of a lactam

David W. Konas, James K. Coward

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Abstract

(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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2105-2107
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume1
Issue number13
StatePublished - 30 Dec 1999

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