Control of diastereoselectivity by solvent effects in the addition of Grignard reagents to enantiopure t-butylsulfinimine: syntheses of the stereoisomers of the hydroxyl derivatives of sibutramine.

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[reaction: see text] An efficient method has been developed to prepare all four isomers of the hydroxyl derivatives of sibutramine by addition of Grignard reagents (R)- or (S)-5 to a single enantiomer of sulfinyl imine (R)-1 simply by tuning the reaction solvent. The phenomenon of the reversed diastereoselectivity in CH(2)Cl(2) and THF implied that the… (More)

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