N-acyl-5,5-dimethyl-oxazolidin-2-ones as latent aldehyde equivalents

Jordi Bach*, Steven D. Bull, Stephen G. Davies, Rebecca L. Nicholson, Hitesh J. Sanganee, Andrew D. Smith

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N-acyl-5,5-dimethyl-oxazolidin-2-ones can function as versatile latent aldehyde equivalents - reductive cleavage with DIBAL-H affords aldehydes in good yield, while tandem DIBAL-H/Wittig methodology affords α,β-unsaturated esters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6677-6680
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 1999


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