The preparation of functionalized 4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisoindole via a traceless solid-phase sulfone linker strategy is described. Thermolytic extrusion of SO2 from polymer-bound 3-(phenylsulfonyl)-3-sulfolene (7) generated polymer-bound 2-(phenylsulfonyl)-1,3-butadiene (9) in situ which underwent Diels-Alder cycloaddition with various dienophiles to furnish vinyl sulfone resins 10-14. To complete a traceless linker cleavage strategy, (p-tolysulfonyl)methyl isocyanide or ethyl isocyanoacetate was employed to react with the vinyl sulfone moiety to liberate functionalized 4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisoindole products from the resin. Using this chemistry, nine tetrahydroisoindole derivatives (6, 15-22) were prepared in 32-41% overall yields from polystyrene/divinylbenzene sulfinate 1.
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