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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Formation of 5-Methylene-1,3-oxazolidin-2-ones

Andrea Buzas, Fabien Gagosz*

*Laboratoire de Synthèse Organique, UMR CNRS 7652, Ecole Polytechnique, DCSO, 91128 Palaiseau, France, Email:

A. Buzas, F. Gagosz, Synlett, 2006, 2727-2730.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-950253


A mild and efficient gold(I)-catalyzed rearrangement of propargylic tert-butylcarbamates allows the synthesis of various 5-methylene-1,3-oxazolidin-2-ones, which would be less conveniently obtained using other methods.

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Key Words

gold catalysis, ring closure, oxazolidinones

ID: J60-Y2006-4730