A novel method of introducing an oxygen functionality into a cubane core was developed using a transition-metal-catalyzed directed acetoxylation methodology via C-H activation. The obtained compounds were derivatized into cubane analogues of pharmaceutically relevant structural motifs, namely, acetylsalicylic acid and coumarin motifs, which could potentially act as bioisosteres of these scaffolds.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry