1,3-dioxoles and 1,3-oxathioles

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Developments in the chemistry of five-membered ring heterocycles containing two non-adjacent oxygens or one oxygen and one sulfur in the period 2008–2020 are reviewed. Application of theoretical and structural methods to these compounds is described including X-ray structure determination and NMR. The major reactions of 1,3-dioxolanes and 1,3-oxathiole systems are discussed. Methods for the synthesis of all the compounds are systematically covered. There has been a particular focus on the reaction of epoxides with CO2 to give dioxolanones and the large number of new catalysts for this process are surveyed. Dioxolane-containing systems have also made a significant impact in polymer science and this and other applications are covered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive heterocyclic chemistry IV
Subtitle of host publicationa review of the literature 2008-2021
EditorsR. A. Aitken
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier (incl. Pergamon )
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186565
ISBN (Print)9780323912679, 9780128186558
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2021


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