Practical Synthesis of 1-(7-Fluoro-naphthalen-1-yl)piperazine Hydrochloride
Abstract:A practical and scalable preparation of 1-(7-fluoronaphthalen-1-yl)-piperazine hydrochloride (1) is reported. The original route for the synthesis of this compound involved the use of 1-amino-7-fluoronaphthalene and bis(2-chloroethyl)amine hydrochloride, two highly toxic compounds. A new protocol has been developed that employs a palladium-catalyzed Buchwald-Hartwig cross-coupling reaction between 1-Boc-piperazine and 1-bromo-7-fluoronaphthalene followed by piperazine deprotection with HCl gas. In addition, an efficient palladium removal protocol allowed for the preparation of the target molecule with less than 20 ppm of this metal. This methodology has been successfully implemented to produce multigram quantities of 1 with excellent purity and low palladium content.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Research API, Pfizer Global Research and Development, Groton, Connecticut, USA 2: Separation Sciences, Pfizer Global Research and Development, Groton, Connecticut, USA 3: Research API, Pfizer Global Research and Development, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 4: Supply Chain API, Pfizer Global Research and Development, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Publication date: January 1, 2008