Nidhi Singhal

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The fact that IBX exhibits reactivity akin to DMP is demonstrated from the results observed with strained and sterically hindered syn 1,2-diols, which undergo oxidative cleavage via a 12-I-5 spirobicyclic periodinane. The use of TFA, a protonating solvent, promotes the formation of the 12-I-5 intermediate for 1,2-diols of all types (sec,sec, sec,tert and(More)
Both aliphatic and aromatic nitriles are conveniently and selectively converted in a single step, via an indirect acid-catalyzed hydration, into the corresponding amides in 1-8 h using a TFA-H2SO4 mixture as a reagent system. Although the same reagent did not work for the sterically hindered nitriles such as mesitonitrile, the transformation could be(More)
Clinical use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with significant toxicity particularly in the gastrointestinal tract and kidney. Various approaches such as formulation co-administration (of agents to protect the stomach), chemical manipulation and synthesis of new safer anti-inflammatory drugs reported in the literature to(More)
The stereochemistry at C2 and C3 carbons controls the partitioning of triplet 1,4-biradicals of ketones 2 among various pathways. Differences in the major reaction pathways, for example, cyclization (syn) and fragmentation (anti), adopted by the diastereomeric 1,4-radicals of ketones 2 have permitted unprecedented diastereomeric discrimination in their(More)
The diastereomers of ketones 2 and 3 are shown to exhibit distinct photochemical reactivities due to conformational preferences; while the anti isomers of 2 and 3 undergo efficient Yang cyclization in 75-90% yields with a remarkable diastereoselectivity (> 90%), the syn isomers predominantly undergo Norrish Type II elimination. The differences in the(More)
Immobilized Candida antarctica lipase and Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase catalyze the deacylation of precursors of LNA analogs, 4'-C-acyloxymethyl-2',3',5'-tri-O-acyl-beta-L-threo-pentofuranosylthymine and 4-C-acyloxymethyl-3,5-di-O-acyl-1,2-O-(1-methylethylidene)-beta-L-threo-pentofuranose, respectively in a highly selective and efficient manner.
The (E)-photoenols generated in situ by photolysis of o-tolualdehydes 1-5 in the solid state react with the precursor aldehydes as dienophiles in a hetero-Diels-Alder cycloaddition fashion to afford trans-3-arylisochromanols in excellent yields and in a high diastereoselectivity. An examination of the reactivity of three different classes of rationally(More)
[reaction: see text] A systematic investigation on a broad set of aldehydes reveals that the lifetimes of (Z)-photoenols can be modulated by variation of the substituents. We have found that the lifetimes of (Z)-enols (in benzene) can be varied by more than 1 order of magnitude with a judicious choice of the substituents that exert mesomeric and inductive(More)
A variety of benzyl halides were converted to the corresponding aldehydes/ketones in respectable yields by IBX in DMSO at 65 C. The bromohydrin reaction of olefins using NBS–H2O in DMSO can be nicely adapted to IBX-mediated oxidation of benzyl halides in such a way that olefins are converted to the corresponding 1,2-diketones in good isolated yields in(More)
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