A new route to C-6-selenenyl analogs of compound 1a from 5-alkyl-6-chlorouracils 6a-b has been described. A mild and highly efficient synthesis of 1-(alkoxymethyl)-5-alkyl-6-(arylselenenyl)uracils 8a-e has been accomplished from 6a-b in good yields using a two step procedure. Silylation of 5-alkyl-6-chlorouracils 6a-b using N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl)acetamide followed by regioselective alkylation of the silylated intermediate with ethyl or benzyl chloromethyl ether in dichloromethane afforded the desired 1-(alkoxymethyl)-5-alkyl-6-chlorouracils 7a-d in 88-94% yields. Compounds 7a-d readily underwent addition-elimination reaction with an appropriate arylselenol in the presence of ethanolic sodium hyroxide to produce the corresponding 1-(alkoxymethyl)-5-alkyl-6-(arylselenenyl)uracils 8a-e in excellent yields (94-99%).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1997|