Anjan K Saha

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[reaction: see text] Diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAL-H) and triisobutylaluminum have been found to be outstanding reductants for secondary phosphine oxides (SPOs). All classes of SPOs can be readily reduced, including diaryl, arylalkyl, and dialkyl members. Many SPOs can now be reduced at cryogenic temperatures, and conditions for preservation of(More)
A sequential allyl vinyl ether formation-Claisen rearrangement process catalyzed by a palladium(II)-phenanthroline complex is reported. The effects of allylic alcohol structure, type of vinylating agent, and palladium catalysts are discussed. This method provides a convenient approach to gamma,delta-unsaturated aldehydes under mild conditions that avoid the(More)
Four unknown trace impurities (7-10) were observed in the capsule formulation of the HIV drug Tipranavir after prolonged storage at 30 degrees C/70% RH. Extensive NMR and LC/MS analyses revealed the compounds to be covalent adducts between TRIS, an excipient of the formulation, and diastereomeric Tipranavir alcohols formed via slow air oxidation of the drug(More)
Hydrophosphination of secondary propargylic alcohols generates phosphine-containing allylic alcohols that undergo facile [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangements with chlorophosphines, furnishing highly enantioenriched, crystalline diphosphine monoxides. The configuration at the newly formed stereocenter is opposite to that expected based on prior studies, and an(More)
Racemization of chiral imidazolines with base has been studied for the first time following an unexpected finding in the synthesis of chiral imidazoline ligands. Amine bases do not cause racemization. Strong inorganic bases can induce racemization, yet this occurs only when the nitrogen is unsubstituted, in agreement with a symmetry-allowed thermal(More)
The reduction of tertiary phosphine oxides (TPOs) and sulfides with diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAL-H) has been studied in detail. An extensive solvent screen has revealed that hindered aliphatic ethers, such as MTBE, are optimum for this reaction at ambient temperature. Many TPOs undergo considerable reduction at ambient temperature and then stall due to(More)
The ability of the macrocyclic HCV protease inhibitor BILN 2061 to bind different classes of cations has been studied by (15)N, (13)C, and (1)H NMR. (15)N NMR experiments were performed at natural abundance or with isotopically labeled materials. Three classes of cations: alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and transition metals, were examined, using two(More)
The first uncatalyzed hydrophosphinations of propargylic amines and alcohols with phosphine- borane complexes are described. The reactions proceed at ambient temperature or below without the use of protecting groups or the need to handle pyrophoric secondary phosphines, furnishing air-stable phosphineborane-amines and alcohols in good yields. Utilization of(More)
The direct addition of anionic secondary phosphine boranes to carbodiimides yields both chiral and achiral phosphaguanidine boranes under ambient temperature conditions. An analogous preparation of menthol-derived phosphinite boranes is also described. These products can be deborinated to give the corresponding phosphines, and subsequently oxidized to give(More)
Asymmetric hydrogenation of unsaturated urea esters with the BIPI Ligands has been examined. Optimization of the P-N ligand structure has led to the development of chiral rhodium catalysts capable of producing the targets with >99% ee. The critical phosphine borane SNAr reaction needed for ligand synthesis has been optimized to give the adducts in high(More)