Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Unexpected Formation of γ-Lactams from 6H-1,2-Oxazines Promoted by Lewis AcidsThe reaction of 6H-1,2-oxazine 1 with trimethylsilyl cyanide in the presence of titanium tetrachloride provides α,β-unsaturated γ-lactam 3. Similarly, Lewis acid-promoted addition of trimethyl phosphite towards 1 affords a mixture of γ-lactams 8 and 9. The structure of 9 was established by X-ray analysis. A plausible mechanism for the formation of these γ-lactams by Lewis acid-induced ring contraction is proposed.
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