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Palladium-Catalyzed Insertion of CO2 into Vinylaziridines: New Route to 5-Vinyloxazolidinones

Francesco Fontana, C. Chun Chen and Varinder K. Aggarwal*

*School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock's Close, Bristol, U.K., Email:

F. Fontana, C. C. Chen, V. K. Aggarwal, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 3454-3457.

DOI: 10.1021/ol201193d (free Supporting Information)

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A mild Pd-catalyzed ring-opening cyclization reaction of 2-vinylaziridines with an ambient atmosphere of carbon dioxide gives 5-vinyloxazolidinones in high yield as well as regio- and stereoselectivity.

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ID: J54-Y2011-1910