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ABSTRACT: An easy two-step route for the stereoselective synthesis of novel bridgehead-fused norbornanethiazolines from readily available natural camphor and fenchone is described. The key step of the synthetic route is the highly stereoselective trapping of 1-(trifluoromethylsulfonylthio)-2-norbornyl cations by nitriles followed by intramolecular cyclization, which constitutes a new modification of the Ritter reaction.
Tetrahedron Asymmetry 01/2006; 17(21):2970-2975. · 2.12 Impact Factor