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Synthesis of Imidazolidinone, Imidazolone, and Benzimidazolone Derivatives through Oxidation Using Copper and Air

Dazhi Li, Thierry Ollevier*

*Département de chimie, Université Laval, 1045 avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada, Email:

D. Li, T. Ollevier, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 3572-3575.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00973

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An oxidation of imidazolinium, imidazolium and benzimidazolium derivatives in the presence of copper and air provides imidazolidinones, imidazolones, and benzimidazolones in good yields under mild conditions. Low yields were obtained with sterically hindered substrates.

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Key Words

imidazolidinones, benzimidazolones, oxygen

ID: J54-Y2019