Hydrogenation of tetrahydropyrazine 4g with [(R)-BINAP(COD)Rh]TfO gave piperazine 6g in 96% yield and 99% ee. Simple hydrogenolytic deprotection and crystallization afforded the key chiral (S)-N-Boc-piperazine MK-639 intermediate 1 in high yield and enantiomeric purity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry