Brønsted acid catalyzed Prins-Ritter reaction for selective synthesis of terpenoid-derived 4-amidotetrahydropyran compounds

A. Yu Sidorenko*, Yu M. Kurban, A. F. Peixoto, N. S. Li-Zhulanov, J. E. Sánchez-Velandia, A. Aho, J. Wärnå, Y. Gu, K. P. Volcho, N. F. Salakhutdinov, D. Yu Murzin, V. E. Agabekov

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A number of SO3H-functionalized solids (biochar, montmorillonites, carbon and halloysite nanotubes) has been studied as catalysts in the cascade Prins-Ritter reaction of (-)-isopulegol with benzaldehyde and acetonitrile for synthesis of octahydro-2H-chromene amides (as 4R- and 4S-isomers). A high selectivity to these products at 30 °C in the presence of H2O was observed on catalysts modified with chlorosulfonic acid (CSA) reaching 84% (4R/4S of 5.7) in the case of biochar, while a relatively large amount of octahydro-2H-chromenols (up to 31%), products of Prins condensation, was formed on the materials functionalized by 2-(4-chlorosulfonylphenyl)ethyltrimethoxysilane (CSP). Although Prins condensation proceeds efficiently on weak acid sites, the Prins-Ritter reaction requires sulfated materials with strong (0.33 – 5.8 mmol/g) Brønsted acidity. Catalysts functionalized by CSP were stable, while for the materials modified with chlorosulfonic acid, leaching of -SO3H groups was observed. Nonetheless, on resistant Bioсhar-CSP, selectivity to the amides at 30 °C (67%) was higher than that with the commercial Amberlyst-15 (47%), and triflic acid at − 25 °C (62%). Similar selectivity to the desired products on Biochar-CSA (-SO3H groups) and H2SO4 (81–84%) as well as on Biochar-CSP (-PhSO3H) and with p-toluenesulfonic acid (67–70%) was observed. DFT calculations and experimental results showed that at 30 °C formation of 4S-amide thermodynamically is more beneficial than of alcohols and dehydration products. However, addition of water results in a sharp increase in the reaction rate and 4R-amide selectivity due to a change to the kinetic control, leading eventually to both high yields and stereoselectivity. The proposed reaction pathways also were confirmed by kinetic modelling.

JulkaisuApplied Catalysis A: General
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TilaJulkaistu - 5 tammik. 2023
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu


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