Within an overall ring-opening/ring-forming protocol, the (E,E)-4-methylthio-2-nitro-3-phenylsulfonyl-1-pyrrolidino-1,3-butadiene (7) [derived from the initial opening of 3-nitro-4-(phenylsulfonyl)thiophene (6) with pyrrolidine and silver nitrate in EtOH] is revealed to be an excellent precursor of nitro(phenylsulfonyl) derivatives of ring-fused aromatic (naphthalene, phenanthrene) or heteroaromatic (benzothiophene) compounds whose substitution pattern cannot be easily achieved by conventional methods. The key step is represented by a thermal electrocyclic rearrangement of (E,E)-1-aryl-4-methylsulfonyl-2-nitro-3-phenylsulfonyl-1,3-butadienes (9), which, thanks to proper geometric and electronic factors, occurs in unprecedentedly mild conditions and is followed by an irreversible, concerted syn â-elimination of methanesulfinic acid to aromatize the newly formed cyclohexadienic ring.

Access to ring-fused homo- and hetero-aromatic derivatives via an initial ring-opening of 3-nitro-4-(phenylsulphonyl)thiophene

BIANCHI, LARA;DELL'ERBA, CARLO;MACCAGNO, MASSIMO;MUGNOLI, ANGELO;NOVI, MARINO;PETRILLO, GIOVANNI;SANCASSAN, FERNANDO;TAVANI, CINZIA
2003

Abstract

Within an overall ring-opening/ring-forming protocol, the (E,E)-4-methylthio-2-nitro-3-phenylsulfonyl-1-pyrrolidino-1,3-butadiene (7) [derived from the initial opening of 3-nitro-4-(phenylsulfonyl)thiophene (6) with pyrrolidine and silver nitrate in EtOH] is revealed to be an excellent precursor of nitro(phenylsulfonyl) derivatives of ring-fused aromatic (naphthalene, phenanthrene) or heteroaromatic (benzothiophene) compounds whose substitution pattern cannot be easily achieved by conventional methods. The key step is represented by a thermal electrocyclic rearrangement of (E,E)-1-aryl-4-methylsulfonyl-2-nitro-3-phenylsulfonyl-1,3-butadienes (9), which, thanks to proper geometric and electronic factors, occurs in unprecedentedly mild conditions and is followed by an irreversible, concerted syn â-elimination of methanesulfinic acid to aromatize the newly formed cyclohexadienic ring.
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