A convenient, room-temperature-organic base protocol for preparing chiral 3-(enoyl)-1,3-oxazolidin-2-ones

Vadim A. Soloshonok, Hisanori Ueki, Changchun Jiang, Chaozhong Cai, Victor J. Hruby

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In this study, we developed a new protocol for the preparation of the chiral 3-[(E)-enoyl]-1,3-oxazolidin-2-ones under the ultimately simple reaction conditions starting with the corresponding enoyl chlorides and 1.3-oxazolidin-2-ones with Et3N/LiCl at room temperature. The method generally allows efficient preparation of various derivatives regardless of the steric and electronic nature of the substituents on both the enoyl or the oxazolidinone sites. Excellent yields, combined with the simplicity of the experimental procedures, render the present method immediately useful for preparing the target compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3616-3623
Number of pages8
JournalHelvetica Chimica Acta
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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