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Synthesis of 2-(nitromethyl)ornithine from ornithine mediated by cobalt(III).

Butler, Philip; Crane, Christopher; Golding, Bernard; Hammershoi, Anders; Hockless, David; Petersen, Tue; Sargeson, Alan; Ward, Stephen A


Rac.-p-(tris(2-aminoethyl)amine-2-(nitromethyl)ornithine)cobalt(III) trichloride (2d) was obtained by a simple three-step procedure from ornithine using cobalt template chemistry. p-(Tris(2-aminoethyl)amine-ornithine)cobalt(III) trichloride (2a) was obtained from tris(2-aminoethyl)amine (tren) and (S)-ornithine in the presence of cobalt(II), which was oxidised to cobalt(III) during the reaction. Complex 2a was selectively oxidised with thionyl chloride-dimethyl formamide to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1693(02)00691-6


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