Synthesis of Pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines by Copper-Mediated Carbomagnesiations of N-Sulfonyl Ynamides and Application to the Preparation of Rigidin A and a 7-Azaserotonin Derivative.

The treatment of readily available N-alkynyl-5-iodo-6-sulfamido-pyrimidines with iPrMgCl⋅LiCl followed by a transmetalation with CuCN⋅2 LiCl produces, after intramolecular carbocupration, metalated pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines. Quenching of these pyrimidines with allylic halides or acid chlorides results in polyfunctional pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines. Further… (More)