This collection focuses on the different methods allowing the organic synthesis of 2-(trifluoromethyl)piperidines and 2-(trifluoromethyl)azepanes. It aims to bring together publications describing these methods.
The incorporation of fluorine atom in organic compounds can have a profound impact on the physico-chemical properties and, therefore, on the biological activity of the molecules. Thus, amines possessing an α-trifluoromethyl substituent are of great importance in medicinal chemistry, as amines are present in a variety of bioactive compounds.
During researches which led to a new synthetic route of enantioenriched 3‑substituted 2-(trifluoromethyl)piperidines and 4‑substituted 2‑(trifluoromethyl)azepanes by stereospecific ring expansion of trifluoromethylated pyrrolidines, the state of the art regarding the others synthetic methods of these products was examined and is shared in this collection.
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"2-trifluoromethylated piperidine and azepan" from Sarah Rioton's PhD thesis
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"molecular model", yellow_bird_woodstock (@yb_woodstock), Flickr, original picture used, CC BY-SA 4.0
|ScienceOpen disciplines:||Organic & Biomolecular chemistry|
|Keywords:||2-(trifluoromethyl)piperidines, 2-(trifluoromethyl)azepanes, ring expansion, trifluoromethyl, fluorine, aziridinium, azetidinium, amines|