Adam J M Burrell

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The preparation of tricyclic amines from acyclic precursors is described using a cascade of tandem reactions involving condensation of an aldehyde with a primary amine, cyclization (with displacement of a halide), and then in situ deprotonation or decarboxylation to give an azomethine ylide or nitrone followed by intramolecular dipolar cycloaddition. The(More)
A tandem one-pot reaction of an aldehyde with a primary amine involving condensation and then cyclization (N-alkylation), followed by intramolecular dipolar cycloaddition of the resulting nitrone or azomethine ylide, provides a synthesis of bridged tricyclic amines. The reaction was most successful using hydroxylamine, and when the dipolarophile was an(More)
The syntheses of novel tricyclic pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine analogues of O(6)-methylguanine and S(6)-methylthioguanine are described. The crystal structures and pK(a) values of these analogues are reported. In a standard substrate assay with the human repair protein O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) only the oxygen-containing analogue displayed(More)
A tandem one-pot reaction involving a condensation, then cyclization (N-alkylation), followed by an azomethine ylide or nitrone dipolar cycloaddition allows a synthesis of tricyclic amines from acyclic enolizable aldehydes. The reaction was unsuccessful using amino acids or esters but was successful with (tributylstannyl)methylamine or hydroxylamine. One of(More)
Heating aldehydes that contain a protected hydroxymethyl group, a tethered alkyl chloride and a tethered alkenyl group at the α-position of the aldehyde with an amine sets up a cascade (tandem) reaction sequence involving condensation to an intermediate imine, then cyclization and formation of an intermediate azomethine ylide and then intramolecular dipolar(More)
Condensation of an aldehyde with an α-amino-ester, followed by a tandem process involving cyclization to a seven-membered ring, deprotonation to an intermediate azomethine ylide and intramolecular dipolar cycloaddition gave tricyclic products related to stenine and neostenine.
The syntheses of novel tricyclic pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine analogues of S6-methylthioguanine are described. The crystal structures and pKa values of these and related O6-methylguanine analogues are reported. All compounds display higher pKa values than O6-methylguanine with the sulfur-containing analogues being the more basic and exhibiting higher stability(More)
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