Ring Expansion Strategies for the Synthesis of Medium Sized Ring and Macrocyclic Sulfonamides

Zhongzhen Yang, Illya Zalessky, Ryan G Epton, Adrian C Whitwood, Jason M Lynam, William Paul Unsworth

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Two new ring expansion strategies are reported for the synthesis of medium sized ring and macrocyclic sulfonamides. Both methods can be performed without using classical protecting groups, with the key ring expansion step initiated by nitro reduction and amine conjugate addition respectively. Each method can be used to make diversely functionalised cyclic sulfonamides in good to excellent yields, in a range of ring sizes. The ring size dependency of the synthetic reactions is in good agreement with the outcomes modelled by Density Functional Theory calculations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Jan 2023

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