Carbon Dioxide as a Directing Group for C-H Functionalization Reactions

Description:

Project ID:  D2018-03

 

Background

The development of new strategies for elaboration of amines via C–H functionalization has been an important area of research over the last decade. Compounds made by this method are useful in a variety of industries, including the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. 

Numerous directing groups have been used for the directed C-H functionalization of amines and other heteroatom-bearing substrates.  However, these have mostly involved stoichiometric conversion of the amine into an amide, requiring significantly more steps and reduced atom economy. Other approaches have focused on in situ-installed directing groups, primarily through formation of imines that can be easily removed at the end of the reaction.  Although these strategies enjoy increased atom economy, they are less applicable to strongly oxidizing conditions.  In addition, the requisite formation of imines requires that these strategies can only be applied to primary amines.  Therefore, there is a need in the art for synthetic methods involving C-H functionalization that utilize different directing groups. 

 

Invention Description

The researchers at the University of Toledo have developed a method of functionalizing a C-H bond. This platform for carbon dioxide-directed C−H functionalization that allows facile access to structurally diverse compounds while simultaneously being viable for production scale of newly identified hits. A number of FDA approved drugs may be made by the method and could benefit from this efficient method.

 

Applications

•       Production of pharmaceuticals or herbicides, such as Sensipar, Duloxetine, Fingolimod, KRP203, B-3 adrenergic agonists, STTR4 agonists, and other gamma-aryl amines and

 

Advantages

•       Improved sustainability, selectivity, and effectiveness of C-H activation 

•       Does not require primary amines

•       Works using low cost in situ directing groups

 

IP Status:       Patent Pending

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advantages

•       Improved sustainability, selectivity, and effectiveness of C-H activation 

•       Does not require primary amines

•       Works using low cost in situ directing groups

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IP Status:       Patent Pending

 

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Materials
Medicine
For Information, Contact:
Katherine Pollard
Licensing Associate
The University of Toledo
419-530-6228
katherine.pollard@utoledo.edu
Inventors:
Michael Young
Mohit Kapoor
Keywords:
C–H functionalization