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Silver-catalyzed Preparation of Oxazolidinones from Carbon Dioxide and Propargylic Amines

Shunsuke Yoshida, Kosuke Fukui, Satoshi Kikuchi, Tohru Yamada*

*Department of Chemistry, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522, Japan, Email:

S. Yoshida, K. Fukui, S. Kikuchi, T. Yamada, Chem. Lett., 2009, 786-787.

DOI: 10.1246/cl.2009.786 (free Supporting Information)


A silver-catalyzed carbon dioxide incorporation reaction into various propargylic amines provides oxazolidinone derivatives under mild reaction conditions in excellent yields. The geometry of the C-C double bond in the product was confirmed by X-ray analysis.

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ID: JXX-Y2009