1,3-Dipolar cycloadditions of prop-1-ene-1,3-sultone with nitrile oxides/nitrones

H. Zhang, W. H. Chan, Albert W.M. Lee, Wai Yeung Wong

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The scope and limitations of dipolar cycloaddition reactions between nitrile oxides/nitrones and prop-1-ene-1,3-sultone have been investigated. A remarkably high degree of regioselectivity and stereoselectivity was observed. The homochiral sultam 8e was synthesized in a four-step reaction sequence starting from the substituted isoxazoline 4e obtained from the cycloaddition. The absolute stereochemistry of this material was assigned by an X-ray crystallographic investigation of the intermediate 7e.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-397
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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