Study of the reaction between carbamoyl azides of α-N-protected amino acids and hydrazine monohydrate

Giancarlo Verardo, Cesare Daniele Venneri, Gennaro Esposito, Paolo Strazzolini

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Abstract

Two simple and efficient synthetic methods for the preparation of semicarbazide amino acid derivatives are reported. The procedures involve reaction between the carbamoyl azides of α-N-protected amino acids and hydrazine monohydrate: 4-[(alkoxycarbonylamino)(alkyl)methyl]semicarbazides 1 are obtained when hydrazine is added to the separated tetrahydrofuran (THF) solution containing the carbamoyl azide at 0 °C, whereas 1-[(alkoxycarbonylamino)(alkyl)methyl-carbamoyl]-4-[(alkoxycarbonylamino)(alkyl) methyl]semicarbazides 4 are produced by adding hydrazine directly into the final THF/aqueous buffer (KH2PO4) biphasic mixture containing the prepared carbamoyl azide at 50 °C, respectively. NMR experimental data obtained from samples dissolved in [D6]dimethyl sulfoxide suggest a dimeric association for semicarbazides 4 with intermolecular hydrogen bonds. Moreover, the ESI-MS-MS spectra reveal some interesting common features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1384
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Amino acids
  • Azides
  • Semicarbazides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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