2-Pyridyldimethylsilyl (2-PyMe2Si) group was found to serve as effective 'phase tag' for acid-base extraction for solution phase synthesis. Acid-base extraction of octyl(2-pyridyl)dimethylsilane gave rise to 98% recovery. The introduction of 2-PyMe2Si group to organic molecules was easily accomplished by Rh catalyzed hydrosilylation of alkenes with 2- PyMe2SiH. The removal of 2-PyMe2Si group was achieved by the oxidation with H2O2/KF (Tamao oxidation). In order to demonstrate the utility of 2- PyMe2Si group as a 'phase tag', a sequential multi-step transformation was conducted. The products of each steps were easily isolated by acid-base extraction, and were sufficiently pure for the direct use in the next step of the sequence.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 23 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry