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An Intramolecular Wittig Approach toward Heteroarenes: Synthesis of Pyrazoles, Isoxazoles, and Chromenone-oximes

Pankaj V. Khairnar, Tsai-Hui Lung, Yi-Jung Lin, Chi-Yi Wu, Srinivasa Rao Koppolu, Athukuri Edukondalu, Praneeth Karanam, Wenwei Lin*

*Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan Normal University, 88, Sec. 4, Tingchow Road, Taipei 11677, Taiwan R.O.C., Email:

P. V. Khairnar, T.-H. Lung, Y.-J. Lin, C.-Y. Wu, S. R. Koppolu, A. Edukondalu, P. Karanam, W. Lin, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 4219-4223.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b01395

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α-Halohydrazones/ketoximes are transformed into trisubstituted pyrazoles/disubstituted isoxazoles by treatment with phosphine, acyl chloride, and a base. Proper functionalization of α-haloketoximes and a change of conditions also allowed the chemoselective synthesis of chromenone-oximes as well as rearranged isoxazoles.

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Key Words

Isoxazoles, Wittig Reaction

ID: J54-Y2019