A divergent synthesis of various 3,5-dioxygenated piperidines with interesting pharmacological properties is described. A mixture of the achiral cis- and racemic trans-3,5-piperidine diol could be efficiently obtained from N-benzylglycinate in five steps by the use of chemoenzymatic methods. In the subsequent enzyme- and Ru-catalyzed reaction, the rac/meso diol mixture was efficiently transformed to the cis-(3R,5S)-diacetate with excellent diastereoselectivity and in high yield. Further transformations of the cis-diacetate selectively delivered the cis-piperidine diol and the cis-(3R,5S)-hydroxy acetate. Alternatively, the DYKAT could be stopped at the monoacetate stage to give the trans-(3R,5R)-hydroxy acetate.
NATURVETENSKAP -- Kemi -- Organisk kemi (hsv//swe)
NATURAL SCIENCES -- Chemical Sciences -- Organic Chemistry (hsv//eng)