Ethyl α-nitrocinnamates in the synthesis of highly functionalized isoxazoles

Kuang Po Chen, Yu Jyun Chen, Che Ping Chuang

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Abstract

An effective method for the synthesis of highly functionalized isoxazoles from readily available starting ethyl α-nitrocinnamates has been developed. Ethyl α-nitrocinnamates react smoothly with α-nitro carbonyl compounds to produce isoxazoles in good yields. Michael addition of pyridinium ylides to ethyl α-nitrocinnamates can also produce these isoxazoles effectively. These pyridinium salts can be generated in situ from the corresponding alkyl bromides. The one-pot multicomponent process was also developed. Isoxazoles can be produced directly from readily available aromatic aldehydes, ethyl nitroacetate, and pyridinium salts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5292-5300
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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