A convenient synthesis of 4-substituted 2-(3-hydroxy-2-oxo-1- phenethylpropylcarbamoyl)pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid benzyl esters 17 and 18 as new cysteine protease inhibitors is described. The synthetic key strategies involve the diazocarbonyl insertion reaction of N-Boc-L-homophenylalanine (1) by diazomethane, acetylation of the bromoketone 2 with sodium acetate, and condensation of acids 12, 14 with (3S)-3-amino-2-oxo-5-phenyl-pentyl acetate monohydrochloride (4) in good yield.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences|
|State||Published - Feb 2008|
- Coupling reaction
- Cysteine protease inhibitors
- Diazocarbonyl insertion reaction
- Pyrrolidine-1-carboxylie acid benzyl esters