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Dess-Martin Periodinane Mediated Intramolecular Cyclization of Phenolic Azomethines: A Solution-Phase Strategy toward Benzoxazoles and Benzothiazoles

D. Subhas Bose*, Mohd. Idrees

*Organic Chemistry Division III, Fine Chemicals Laboratory, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, Tarnaka 500 007, India, Email:

D. S. Bose, M. Idrees, Synthesis, 2010, 398-402.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1217136


Dess-Martin periodinane (DMP) efficiently mediates the intramolecular cyclization of phenolic azomethines at ambient temperature leading to substituted benzoxazoles and benzothiazoles. Treatment of the reaction mixtures sequentially with Amberlyst A-26 thiosulfate resin and diisopropylaminomethyl resin (PS-DIEA) removes excess reagent and byproducts, to give pure products.

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Key Words

Dess-Martin periodinane, intramolecular cyclization, azomethines, benzoxazoles, benzothiazoles, solution-phase strategy

ID: J66-Y2010-0310