Abstract

The AgOAc-catalysed reaction of 3-nitro-2-phenyl-2H-chromenes with stabilized azomethine ylides generated from the imines based on methyl glycinate and arylaldehydes leads to a mixture of endo and endo’ isomers of the corresponding chromeno[3,4-c]pyrrolidines in a ratio of 2.0–2.3:1 in 85–93% total yields as a result of a Michael addition/Mannich reaction sequence. In a similar reaction involving 2-trifluoromethyl-3-nitro-2H-chromenes, only endo chromeno[3,4-c]pyrrolidines are formed in 85–94% yields. 3-Nitro-2-(trichloromethyl)-2H-chromenes under the same conditions react with these azomethine ylides to give the corresponding Michael adducts as individual anti-isomers with the cis,trans-configuration of the chromane ring in 40–67% yields. Some 4-CF3-substituted chromano[3,4-c]pyrrolidines exhibited high cytotoxic activity against HeLa human cervical carcinoma cells.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8983
JournalMolecules
Volume27
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Medicine(all)
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Science

WoS ResearchAreas Categories

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

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