p-Toluenesulfonyl carbamates (2a-d) were prepared starting from allylic alcohols (3), in which the double bond is conjugated with an electron withdrawing group. In the presence of a catalytic amount of DBU, an intramolecular cyclisation occurred, leading to trans-4,5-disubstituted oxazolidin-2-ones (1a-d) with total stereoselection, which can be precursors of syn-4-hydroxy-3-amino acids.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - May 1 2003|
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- Organic Chemistry