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An Efficient Oxidative Conversion of Aldehydes into 2-Substituted 2-Oxazolines Using 1,3-Diiodo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin

Shogo Takahashi, Hideo Togo*

*Graduate School of Science, Chiba University, Yayoi-cho 1-33, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan, Email:

S. Takahashi, H. Togo, Synthesis, 2009, 2329-2332.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1216843


Various aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes were converted into the corresponding 2-aryl and 2-alkyl-2-oxazolines, respectively, in good yields by reaction with 2-aminoethanol and 1,3-diiodo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin.

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Key Words

2-aryl-2-oxazoline, 2-alkyl-2-oxazoline, 2-oxazolines, 1,3-diiodo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin, aldehydes, 2-aminoethanol, chiral oxazoline

ID: J66-Y2009-2110