Accessing (Multi)Fluorinated Piperidines Using Heterogeneous Hydrogenation


Tobias Wagener, Arne Heusler, Zackaria Nairoukh, Klaus Bergander, Constantin G. Daniliuc, and Frank Glorius. 2020. “Accessing (Multi)Fluorinated Piperidines Using Heterogeneous Hydrogenation.” ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 12052 – 12057. Publisher's Version


Fluorinated piperidines are desirable motifs for pharmaceutical and agrochemical research. Nevertheless, general synthetic access remains out of reach. Herein, we describe a simple and robust cis-selective hydrogenation of abundant and cheap fluoropyridines to yield a broad scope of (multi)fluorinated piperidines. This protocol enables the chemoselective reduction of fluoropyridines while tolerating other (hetero)aromatic systems using a commercially available heterogenous catalyst. Fluorinated derivatives of important drug compounds are prepared, and a straightforward strategy for the synthesis of enantioenriched fluorinated piperidines is disclosed.


doi: 10.1021/acscatal.0c03278
See also: All
Last updated on 05/19/2021