Sharon L Aguirre

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Amino acetals are shown to form highly electrophilic systems in Bronsted superacids. It is proposed that amino acetals give dicationic electrophiles, and this proposal is supported by the direct observation of a dication by low-temperature (13)C NMR. When reacted with C(6)H(6) and superacidic CF(3)SO(3)H, amino acetals are shown to provide(More)
[reaction: see text]. The chemistry of amino alcohols has been studied in superacidic media, and these compounds have been found to ionize cleanly to the dication intermediates. Several dicationic species have been directly observed by low-temperature 13C NMR, including those from epinephrine (adrenaline) and synephrine. Amino alcohols react (70-99% yields)(More)
This paper describes the superacid-catalyzed chemistry of olefinic amines and related compounds. A variety of olefinic amines are found to react with benzene in CF(3)SO(3)H (triflic acid) to give addition products in good yields (75-99%), including the pharmaceutical agents fenpiprane and prozapine. A general mechanism is proposed that invokes the formation(More)
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