Direct Minisci-Type C-H Amidation of Purine Bases

David T. Mooney, Peter R. Moore, Ai-Lan Lee

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A method for the C–H carboxyamidation of purines has been developed that is capable of directly installing primary, secondary, and tertiary amides. Previous Minisci-type investigations on purines were limited to alkylations and arylations. Herein, we present the first method for the direct C–H amidation of a wide range of purines: xanthine, guanine, and adenine structures, including guanosine- and adenosine-type nucleosides. The Minisci-type reaction is also metal-free, cheap, operationally simple, scalable, and applicable to late-stage functionalizations of biologically important molecules.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8008–8013
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number43
Early online date26 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2022


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