Synthesis and transformation of 6-aminomethyl derivatives of 7-hydroxy-2'-fluoroisoflavones


  • Olexandr Makarenko National University of Food Technologies
  • Svitlana Bondarenko National University of Food Technologies
  • Galyna Mrug V. P. Kukhar Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry, NAS of Ukraine
  • Mykhaylo Frasinyuk V. P. Kukhar Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry, NAS of Ukraine



Mannich bases, isoflavones, Michael addition, ortho-quinone methides, alkylations


Mannich aminomethylation of 8-methyl-7-hydroxy-2'-fluoroisoflavones applying bis-(N,N-dimethylamino)methane afforded C-6 substituted N,N-dimethylaminomethyl derivatives. Subsequent acetylation of these compounds in acetic anhydride in the presence of potassium acetate provided access to the corresponding acetoxymethyl derivatives that were converted to hydroxymethyl- and alkoxymethyl-substituted 7-hydroxyisoflavonoids. Addition of 3-(N,N-dimethylamino)-5,5-dimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one or 1,3-dimethyl-5-aminopyrazole with thermally generated ortho-quinone methides led to hetero-Diels–Alder or Michael adducts.


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