Boron Analogues of Choline. 2.1 Efficient Syntheses of Boron Analogues of Choline, Acetylcholine, and Substituted Acetylcholines

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An efficient synthesis of isoelectronic and isostructural boron analogues of acetylcholine [CH3C(0)0CH2CH2N(Me2)BH3], benzoylcholine, (phenylacetyl)choline, and (phenoxyacetyl)choline from the reaction of the corresponding ester hydrochlorides with Et4NBH4 is described. The ester hydrochlorides are prepared from Me2NCH2CH2OH and the corresponding acid chlorides. Both reactions are very mild and give almost quantitative yields of products. A boron analogue of choline is similarly prepared from Me2NCH2CH2OH•HCl, which is in turn made efficiently from dimethylethanolamine and anhydrous HC1. ((Trimethyl-amine-boryl)carbonyl)choline is prepared by condensing trimethylamine-carboxyborane and the boron analogue of choline with dicyclohexylcarbodiimide. A boron analogue of suberoyldicholine is prepared from the reaction of the corresponding diester hydrochloride with NaBH4. © 1986, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Spielvogel, BF; McPhail, AT; Ahmed, FU

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 24

Start / End Page

  • 4395 - 4399

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-510X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-1669

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ic00244a023

Citation Source

  • Scopus