The reactivity of 2-trichloromethylbenzoxazoles toward various nucleophiles, under metal-free or iron-catalyzed conditions, for the synthesis of substituted benzoxazoles is described. These methods allow for selective substitution at either the 2- or 2′-position of the benzoxazoles using the same starting materials/reagents. This approach allows for the controlled synthesis of a variety of key derivatives from a single 2-trichloromethylbenzoxazole starting material.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Early online date||6 Dec 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2016|