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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

National award to Anthony Melvin Crasto for contribution to Pharma society from Times Network for Excellence in HEALTHCARE) | 5th July, 2018 | Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India

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DR ANTHONY MEVIN CRASTO Conferred prestigious individual national award at function for contribution to Pharma society from Times Network, National Awards for Marketing Excellence ( For Excellence in HEALTHCARE) | 5th July, 2018 | Taj Lands End, Mumbai India

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////////////National award,  contribution to Pharma society, Times Network, Excellence in HEALTHCARE,  5th July, 2018, Taj Lands End, Mumbai,  India, ANTHONY CRASTO

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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Here’s an improved synthesis of benzazepines

Benzazepines are heterocyclic chemical compounds consisting of a benzene ring fused to an azepinering. Examples include benazeprilfenoldopamlorcaserin and varenicline

Benzazepines at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Benzazepines such as compound 3are intermediates for synthesizing drugs used to treat heart and kidney disorders. Y. Torisawa and co-inventors state that existing methods for preparing the intermediates are inefficient for industrial production because of low yields and purity.
The route they used for preparing 3 is the reaction of chlorotetrahydrobenzazepine 1with bromoaniline derivative 2 in the presence of CO and a Pd–Ph3P catalyst (Figure 1); DBU is 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene. The product is isolated, purified by column chromatography, and recovered in 85% yield and 99.1% purity. The patent contains 1H and 13C NMR, IR, and mass spectroscopy data.

The reaction gives small quantities (≈0.01–0.03 wt%) of four byproducts that are formed by the reaction of 3 with 1. These compounds are easily separated from 3, and their 1H NMR data are reported.
The inventors also describe the synthesis of 2 and several structurally related compounds by routes outlined in Figure 2. The preparation of 2 begins with the condensation of toluidine 4 and benzoyl chloride 5 in the presence of NaOH to form amide 6, isolated in 96.6% yield. In the second step, 6 is brominated in HOAc, and 2 is isolated in 97% yield. Although the purities of 2 and 6 are not reported, both have sharp melting points; 1H NMR data are provided.

Compound 6 can also be used to prepare acid 7 by treating it with (COCl)2 in the presence of AlCl3, and then hydrolyzing the product. The crude acid is isolated, treated with aq NaOH, and recovered in 65.8% yield and 99.4% purity after recrystallization from MeOH.
The reaction of 6 and AcCl in the presence of AlCl3 gives compound 8, isolated in 66.8% yield. The purity is not reported, but the compound has a sharp melting point, and 1H NMR data are given. Oxidizing 8 with NaOCl forms 7, which is isolated in 77.2% yield and 99.8% purity after recrystallization from MeOH.

A key feature of the processes described in this patent is the commercial availability of starting materials 1 and 2. The inventors claim that the processes give the desired compounds in higher yields and purities than existing methods. (Otsuka Pharmaceutical [Tokyo]. US Patent 8,273,735, )

Process for preparing benzazepine compounds or salts thereof
Grant - ‎Filed 1 Sep 2006 - ‎Issued 25 Sep 2012 - ‎Yasuhiro Torisawa - ‎Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
This invention provides a process for preparing benzazepine compounds of the formula (1): wherein X1 is a halogen atom, R1 and ...

Paper | Regular issue | Vol 53, No. 9, 2000, pp.2009-2018
Published online: 
DOI: 10.3987/COM-00-8982
■ A Synthesis of 2,3,4,5-Tetrahydro-1H-3-benzazepines via Pummerer-Type Cyclization of N-(2-Arylethyl)-N-(2-phenylsulfinylethyl)formamides
Jun Toda, Tsuyoshi Ichikawa, Toshiaki Saitoh, Yoshie Horiguchi, and Takehiro Sano*
*Showa Pharmaceutical University, 3-3165, Higashi-tamagawagakuen, Machida, Tokyo 194-8543, Japan
A construction of 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-3-benzazepine ring system (7) was achieved via Pummerer-type cyclization of N-(2-arylethyl)-N-2- (phenylsulfinylethyl)formamides (6). This route produced the benzazepines (10) and (11) in six steps starting from readily available 2-arylethylamines (2) and 2-chloroethyl phenyl sulfide. 
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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Organocatalytic 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions of ketones and azides with water as a solvent


Green Chem., 2013, 15,2384-2388
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41126E, Communication

Corresponding authors
Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore
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HuBei Collaborative Innovation Center of Non-power Nuclear Technology, Hubei University of Science and Technology, Hubei Province, China

Received 12 Jun 2013, Accepted 19 Jul 2013
First published online 22 Jul 2013
We reported an enamine catalyzed strategy to fully promote a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition to access a vast pool of substituted 1,2,3-triazoles in water.

Graphene oxide as a facile acid catalyst for the one-pot conversion of carbohydrates into 5-ethoxymethylfurfural

Graphene oxide obtained by the Hummers method was discovered to be an efficient and recyclable acid catalyst for the conversion of fructose-based biopolymers into 5-ethoxymethylfurfural (EMF). EMF yields of 92%, 71%, 34% and 66% were achieved when 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), fructose, sucrose and inulin were used as starting materials, respectively.

Green Chem., 2013, 15,2379-2383
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41109E, Communication

Corresponding authors
Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, PR China
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University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China
State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, PR China
Key Laboratory of Biofuels, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, P. R. China
Graphene oxide was used as a facile carbon catalyst for converting renewable carbon sources into the potential biofuel 5-ethoxymethylfurfural.

Monday, 19 August 2013


The Prins reaction is an organic reaction consisting of an electrophilic addition of an aldehyde or ketone to an alkene or alkyne followed by capture of a nucleophile.[1][2][3] The outcome of the reaction depends on reaction conditions (scheme 1). With water and a protic acid such as sulfuric acid as the reaction medium and formaldehyde the reaction product is a 1,3-diol. When water is absent, the cationic intermediate loses a proton to give an allylic alcohol. With an excess of formaldehyde and a low reaction temperature the reaction product is a dioxane. When water is replaced by acetic acid the corresponding esters are formed.


The original reactants employed by Dutch chemist Hendrik Jacobus Prins in his 1919 publication were styrene (scheme 2), pinene, camphene, eugenol, isosafrole and anethole.
Scheme 2. The Prins reaction with styrene
In 1937 the reaction was investigated as part of a quest for di-olefins to be used in synthetic rubber.
Scheme 3. Isoprene Prins reaction

Reaction mechanism

The reaction mechanism for this reaction is depicted in scheme 5. The carbonyl reactant (2) is protonated by a protic acid and for the resulting oxonium ion 3 two resonance structures can be drawn. This electrophile engages in an electrophilic addition with the alkene to the carbocationic intermediate 4. Exactly how much positive charge is present on the secondary carbon atom in this intermediate should be determined for each reaction set. Evidence exists for neighbouring group participation of the hydroxyl oxygen or its neighboring carbon atom. When the overall reaction has a high degree of concertedness, the charge built-up will be modest.
Scheme 5. Prins reaction mechanism
The three reaction modes open to this oxo-carbenium intermediate are:
  • in blue: capture of the carbocation by water or any suitable nucleophile through 5 to the 1,3-adduct 6.
  • in black: proton abstraction in an elimination reaction to unsaturated compound 7. When the alkene carries a methylene group, elimination and addition can be concerted with transfer of an allyl proton to the carbonyl group which in effect is an ene reaction in scheme 6.
Scheme 6. Carbonyl-ene reaction versus Prins reaction
  • in green: capture of the carbocation by additional carbonyl reactant. In this mode the positive charge is dispersed over oxygen and carbon in the resonance structures 8a and 8b. Ring closure leads through intermediate 9 to the dioxane 10. An example is the conversion of styrene to 4-phenyl-m-dioxane.[4]
  • in gray: only in specific reactions and when the carbocation is very stable the reaction takes a shortcut to the oxetane 12. The photochemical Paternò–Büchi reaction between alkenes and aldehydes to oxetanes is more straightforward.


Many variations of the Prins reaction exist because it lends itself easily to cyclization reactions and because it is possible to capture the oxo-carbenium ion with a large array of nucleophiles. The halo-Prins reaction is one such modification with replacement of protic acids and water by lewis acids such as stannic chloride and boron tribromide. The halogen is now the nucleophile recombining with the carbocation. The cyclization of certain allyl pulegones in scheme 7 with titanium tetrachloride in dichloromethane at −78 °C gives access to the decalin skeleton with the hydroxyl group and chlorine group predominantly in cis configuration (91% cis).[5] This observed cis diastereoselectivity is due to the intermediate formation of a trichlorotitanium alkoxide making possible an easy delivery of chlorine to the carbocation ion from the same face. The trans isomer is preferred (98% cis) when the switch is made to a tin tetrachloride reaction at room temperature.
Scheme 7. Halo-Prins reaction
The Prins-pinacol reaction is a cascade reaction of a Prins reaction and a pinacol rearrangement. The carbonyl group in the reactant in scheme 8[6] is masked as a dimethyl acetal and the hydroxyl group is masked as a triisopropylsilyl ether (TIPS). With lewis acid stannic chloride the oxonium ion is activated and the pinacol rearrangement of the resulting Prins intermediate results in ring contraction and referral of the positive charge to the TIPS ether which eventually forms an aldehyde group in the final product as a mixture of cis and trans isomers with modest diastereoselectivity.

Scheme 8. Halo-Prins reaction


The Prins reaction is used in total synthesis of complex natural products, for example, in a key step of that of the synthesis of exiguolide:[7]

Prins reaction Kwon 2008

External links


  1. ^ Condensation of formaldehyde with some unsaturated compounds H. J. Prins, Chemisch Weekblad, 16, 64, 1072, 1510 1919
  2. ^ Chemical Abstracts 13, 3155 1919
  3. ^ The Olefin-Aldehyde Condensation. The Prins Reaction. E. Arundale, L. A. Mikeska Chem. Rev.; 1952; 51(3); 505–555. Link
  4. ^ 4-Phenyl-m-dioxane R. L. Shriner and Philip R. Ruby Organic Syntheses, Coll. Vol. 4, p.786 (1963); Vol. 33, p.72 (1953). Article
  5. ^ Syn- and Anti-Selective Prins Cyclizations of ,-Unsaturated Ketones to 1,3-Halohydrins with Lewis Acids R. Brandon Miles, Chad E. Davis, and Robert M. Coates J. Org. Chem.; 2006; 71(4) pp 1493 – 1501; Abstract
  6. ^ Scope and Facial Selectivity of the Prins-Pinacol Synthesis of Attached Rings Larry E. Overman and Emile J. Velthuisen J. Org. Chem.; 2006; 71(4) pp 1581 – 1587; Abstract
  7. ^ Total Synthesis of (+)-Exiguolide Min Sang Kwon, Sang Kook Woo, Seong Wook Na, and Eun Lee Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 1733–1735 doi:10.1002/anie.200705018

واکنش پرینز

واکنش پرینز
واکنش پرینز (prins) یک واکنش آلی شامل افزایش الکتروفیلی یک آلدهید یا کتون به یک آلکن یا آلکین با گرفتن نوکلئوفیل است. نتیجه واکنش بستگی به شرایط واکنش دارد (طرح 1).در حضور آب و اسید پروتیک مانند سولفوریک اسید به صورت واسطه واکنش و فرمالدهید محصول واکنش یک 3و1- دی ال 3 است.زمانی که آب حضور ندارد آب زدایی برای تشکیل یک الکل آلیلی 4 اتفاق می افتد. با مقدار اضافی از فرمالدهید و دمای کم واکنش محصول واکنش یک دی اکسان 5 است. زمانی که 

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