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Enantioselective Desymmetrization of 3-Substituted Oxetanes: An Efficient Access to Chiral 3,4-Dihydro-2H-1,4-benzoxazines

Viraj A. Bhosale, Martin Nigríni, Martin Dračínský, Ivana Císařová and Jan Veselý*

*Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Hlavova 2030, 128 43 Prague, Czech Republic, Email:

V. A. Bhosale, M. Nigríni, M. Dračínský, I. Císařová, J. Veselý, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 9376-9381.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c03419 (free Supporting Information)

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A chiral phosphoric acid (CPA) catalyzes a versatile transition metal/oxidant free synthesis of chiral 2H-1,4-benzoxazines through enantioselective desymmetrization of prochiral oxetanes (30 examples) in very good yield and high enantioselectivity under mild reaction conditions.

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Organocatalytic Openings of Oxetanes to Dihydro-2H-1,4-Benzoxazines

An oven-dried 4 mL vial was charged with corresponding oxetane (0.05 mmol) and toluene (0.5mL, c= 0.1 M), then organocatalyst (5 mol %, 0.0025 mmol) was added. Then the reaction was stirred at room temperature. Upon completion of the reaction, the resulting mixture was directly subjected to flash column chromatography.

Key Words

3,4-dihydro-2H-1,4-benzoxazines, organocatalysis

ID: J54-Y2021