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The Journal of organic chemistry

An improved synthesis of (+/-)-N'-nitrosonornicotine 5'-acetate.


PMID 19271724

Abstract

A concise and efficient route to (+/-)-N'-nitrosonornicotine 5'-acetate (NNN-5'-OAc), a stable precursor of the active metabolite 5'-hydroxy(+/-)-N'-nitrosonornicotine NNN-5'-OH is reported. The synthesis utilizes sulfinimine chemistry to give (+/-)-NNN-5'-OAc in 26% yield over 4 steps.