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Carboxylate phosphabetaine as a bifunctional organocatalyst for the intramolecular ring opening of oxetane

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Abstract

Herein, we disclose that carboxylate phosphabetaine can act as a competent organocatalyst for promoting the intramolecular ring opening of oxetanes, delivering oxazolidin-2-ones in good to excellent yields. 1H NMR studies and DFT calculations revealed that the carboxylate moiety of the phosphabetaine not only acts as a proton shuttle, but also provides crucial hydrogen bonding for the activation of the oxetane ring.

Graphical abstract: Carboxylate phosphabetaine as a bifunctional organocatalyst for the intramolecular ring opening of oxetane

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The article was received on 27 Feb 2019, accepted on 02 Apr 2019 and first published on 02 Apr 2019


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9QO00304E
Citation: Org. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article

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    Carboxylate phosphabetaine as a bifunctional organocatalyst for the intramolecular ring opening of oxetane

    D. Xu, H. Wei, Y. Zhen, Y. Gao, R. Li, X. Li, Y. He, Z. Zhang and W. Xie, Org. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9QO00304E

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