A number of routes to hydroxyiminodehydroquinate, one of the most potent inhibitors of type II dehydroquinase that is currently known, have been investigated. Methods based on the existing literature synthesis, i.e. oxime formation of a suitably C-4 and C-5 protected methyl 3-dehydroquinate derivative were initially studied. Benzoyl protection did give the desired product but in low overall yield. An alternative BBA protection strategy starting with a protected dehydroquinate was successful in generating a C4/C5 analogue of the desired oxime in high yield. Further investigation revealed that it was unecessary to protect the dehydroquinate precursor, hence the potassium salt corresponding to the desired oxime was simply synthesised as a single isomer from methyl dehydroquinate.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
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