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A variety of N,N-diprotected β-amino esters, prepared by highly diastereoselective conjugate addition of chiral lithium amides, were selectively mono-deprotected under either reductive (hydrogenolysis) or oxidative (DDQ or CAN) conditions. Combined with these deprotection methods, lithium (α-methylbenzyl)(3,4-dimethoxybenzyl) amide 2 can be used as an efficient differentially protected chiral ammonia equivalent for the asymmetric synthesis of β-amino acid and β-lactam derivatives.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/S0040-4039(98)01193-9

Type

Journal article

Journal

Tetrahedron Letters

Publication Date

13/08/1998

Volume

39

Pages

6045 - 6048