An improved, easy and efficient method for the generation of nitrite oxides from nitronates for in situ 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition

Jing Yuan Liu, Ming Chung Yan, Wen Wei Lin, Lian Yong Wang, Ching Fa Yao

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The Michael addition of the diethyl allyl malonate anion to β-nitrostyrenes l generated nitronates 5. Nitronates 5 could be converted into nitrile oxides 7 to undergo intramolecular nitrite oxide-olefin cycloaddition (INOC) to form medium to high yields (51-95%) of five-membered carbocycles 8 and 9 by using ethyl chloroformate in the presence of a catalytic amount of 4-dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP). High yields (91%) of tricyclic compounds 11 and 12 were obtained when la reacted with the anion of 10 under similar experimental conditions and procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1218
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1


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