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Synthesis of 4-amino-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyridine derivatives by intramolecular nucleophilic addition of tertiary enamides to in-situ generated imines

The reactivity of stable tertiary enamides in nucleophilic addition reaction with various in-situ generated imines was explored. Under very mild conditions, formyl-bearing tertiary enamides reacted with both aromatic and aliphatic amines to form imine intermediates. In the absence or presence of p-toluenesulfonic acid as a catalyst, intramolecular nucleophilic addition of enamide to imine functionality proceeded effectively to produce diverse 4-amino-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyridine derivatives in good to excellent yields.


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