Patent Number: 8,716,539

Title: Method for producing substituted diamantanes

Abstract: Dinitroxylated diamantanes are suitable for being reacted with nucleophiles to form the corresponding disubstituted diamantanes. Surprisingly, at least dinitroxylated or hydroxylated diamantanes are rearranged in the presence of a strong acid and at least 4,9-nitroxylated or hydroxylated diamantanes are created. On this basis, 4,9-substituted diamantanes are able to be produced in a targeted manner by reaction with further nucleophiles. Methods for producing at least disubstituted diamantanes include: (a) at least dinitroxylation, followed by the substitution of all nitroxy groups by a nucleophile; or (b) at least dinitroxylation, the subsequent rearrangement in the presence of a strong acid, after realized rearrangement all nitroxy groups are replaced by a nucleophile; or (c) at least dinitroxylation, then subsequent reaction with water (as nucleophile), and rearrangement of the at least dihydroxylated compound in the presence of a strong acid, all hydroxy groups being replaced by another nucleophile in the event of a successful rearrangement.

Inventors: Schreiner; Peter R. (Wettenberg, DE), Fokin; Andrey A. (Giessen, DE)

Assignee: Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen

International Classification: C07C 13/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018