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General and Highly Efficient Synthesis of 2-Alkylideneazetidines and β-Lactams via Copper-Catalyzed Intramolecular N-Vinylation

Hongjian Lu and Chaozhong Li*

*Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 354 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, PRC, Email:

H. Lu, C. Li, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 5365-5367.

DOI: 10.1021/ol062274i (free Supporting Information)


N-Tosyl-3-halo-3-butenylamines underwent efficient Ullmann-type coupling to afford 2-alkylideneazetidines, which could be readily converted to the corresponding β-lactams by oxidation with O3.

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Key Words

Ullmann Coupling, Ozonolysis, Ozone, Azetidines, β-Lactams

ID: J54-Y2006-3680