Data_Sheet_1_Alkylative Ring-Opening of Bicyclic Aziridinium Ion and Its Application for Alkaloid Synthesis.doc

Alkylative ring-opening of bicyclic aziridinium ion generated from 4-hydroxybutylaziridine with organocopper reagent was achieved successfully to afford 2-alkylsubstituted piperidine in high or moderate yield. This method allowed carbon-carbon bond formation of “non-activated” aziridine via aziridinium ion ring-opening in regio- and stereo-selective manner for the first time. This newly developed reaction was applied for an efficient synthesis of alkaloid with the representative example of conine and epiquinamide.