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Mercury-Catalyzed Rearrangement of Ketoximes into Amides and Lactams in Acetonitrile

Chennan Ramalingan and Yong-Tae Park*

*Department of Chemistry, Kyungpook National University, Taegu 702-701, Korea, Email:

C. Ramalingan, Y.-T. Park, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 4536-4538.

DOI: 10.1021/jo070297k


An acetonitrile solution of mercury(II) chloride catalyzes efficiently the rearrangement of a diverse range of ketoximes into their corresponding amides or lactams.

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Key Words

Beckmann Rearrangement

ID: J42-Y2007-1900