Alkenylazaarenes as a novel class of dipolarophiles for 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition (1,3-DC) with nitrones was reported. A regioselectivity-switchable synthesis of multisubstituted isoxazolidines had been developed. In the presence of TMSOTf as catalyst, 4-substituted isoxazolidines were obtained as major products with high regio- and diastereoselectivities. Nonetheless, under microwave irradiation in a sealed system with water as solvent, exclusive 5-substituted isoxazolidines were produced in good yields.
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