A new radical-mediated intramolecular β-C(sp3)-H amidation reaction of O-alkyl trichloro- or arylimidates is reported. Various oxazolines were efficiently prepared from easily accessible alcohol starting materials. The trichloro-oxazoline products can be hydrolyzed under mild conditions to give valuable 1,2-amino alcohols. This amidation reaction exhibits a broad substrate scope and good functional group tolerance, and offers a powerful means for the C(sp3)-H functionalization of alcohols. Mechanistic studies suggest that a sequence of 1,5-HAT of an imidate radical, iodination and cyclization might be operative.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry