The hydrocyanation route to β- and γ-amino acids. A synthesis of α-methylene-β-alanine

W. Roy Jackson, Patrick Perlmutter, Andrew J. Smallridge

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Hydrocyanation of several phthalimidoalkynes proceeds with good regioselection yielding products which were easily converted into unsaturated and saturated β- and γ-amino acids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1983-1984
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

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