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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Intrinsic Gas-phase Electrophilic Reactivity Of Cyclic N-alkyl- And N-acyliminium Ions.
Author: D'Oca, M G
Moraes, L A
Pilli, R A
Eberlin, M N
Abstract: The intrinsic gas-phase reactivity of cyclic N-alkyl- and N-acyliminium ions toward addition of allyltrimethylsilane (ATMS) has been compared using MS(2) and MS(3) pentaquadrupole mass spectrometric experiments. An order of electrophilic reactivity has been derived and found to agree with orders of overall reactivity in solution. The prototype five-membered ring N-alkyliminium ion 1a and its N-CH(3) analogue 1b, as well as their six-membered ring analogues 1c and 1d, lack N-acyl activation and they are, accordingly, inert toward ATMS addition. The five- and six-membered ring N-acyliminium ions with N-COCH(3) exocycclic groups, 3a and 3b, respectively, are also not very reactive. The N-acyliminium ions 2a and 2c, with s-trans locked endocyclic N-carbonyl groups, are the most reactive followed closely by 3c and 3d with exocyclic (and unlocked) N-CO(2)CH(3) groups. The five-membered ring N-acyliminium ions are more reactive than their six-membered ring analogues, that is: 2a > 2c and 3c > 3d. In contrast with the high reactivity of 2a, its N-CH(3) analogue 2b is inert toward ATMS addition. For the first time, the transient intermediates of a Mannich-type condensation reaction were isolated-the beta-silyl cations formed by ATMS addition to N-acyliminium ions-and their intrinsic gas-phase behavior toward dissociation and reaction with a nucleophile investigated. When collisionally activated, the beta-silyl cations dissociate preferentially by Grob fragmentation, that is, by retro-addition. With pyridine, they react competitively and to variable extents by proton transfer and by trimethylsilylium ion abstraction-the final and key step postulated for alpha-amidoalkylation. Becke3LYP/6-311G(d,p) reaction energetics, charge densities on the electrophilic C-2 site, and AM1 LUMO energies have been used to rationalize the order of intrinsic gas-phase electrophilic reactivity of cyclic iminium and N-acyliminium ions.
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Date Issue: 2001
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