2-Azaadamantan-6-one and its Boc and ethylene ketal derivatives were synthesized from 9-oxo endo-bicyclo[3.3.1]non-6-ene-3-carboxylic acid. Similarly, the Cbz, Boc, and ethylene ketal derivatives of 2-azaadamantan-4-one were synthesized from endo-bicyclo[3.3.1]non-6-ene-3-carboxylic acid. Key steps were Curtius rearrangements to form benzyl carbamates, followed by spontaneous intramolecular attack of the carbamate nitrogen on transient bromonium ion or epoxide intermediates to effect ring closure to azaadamantane intermediates. The reaction sequence leading to 2-azaadamantan-6-one is consistent with the formation of a transient tetracyclic keto aziridine intermediate.
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