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Pd-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Cycloaddition of Vinylethylene Carbonates with Isothiocyanates

Wei Xiong, Shengjun Zhang, Huijun Li, Zhifeng Zhang and Tongyu Xu*

*College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Northwest University, 1 Xuefu Road, Xi’an 710127, P. R. China, Email:

W. Xiong, S. Zhang, H. Li, Z. Zhang, T. Xu, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 8773-8779.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00243

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An efficient Pd-catalyzed formal [3 + 2] cycloaddition of vinylethylene carbonates with isothiocyanates provides 1,3-oxazolidine-2-thione derivatives. The zwitterionic π-allyl palladium intermediates formed in situ acted as the three-membered synthons.

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Key Words

O-heterocycles, N-heterocycles

ID: J42-Y2020