(Tosylimino)phenyl-λ 3-iodane as a reagent for the synthesis of methyl carbamates via hofmann rearrangement of aromatic and aliphatic carboxamides

Akira Yoshimura, Matthew W. Luedtke, Viktor Zhdankin

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Abstract

A new, mild procedure for the Hofmann rearrangement of aromatic and aliphatic carboxamides using (tosylimino)phenyl-λ 3-iodane, PhINTs, as a reagent is reported. Because of the mild reaction conditions, this method is particularly useful for the Hofmann rearrangement of substituted benzamides, which usually afford complex reaction mixtures with other hypervalent iodine oxidants. The mild reaction conditions and high selectivity in the reaction of carboxamides with PhINTs allow the isolation of the initially formed labile isocyanates or their subsequent conversion to stable carbamates by treatment with alcohols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2087-2091
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 17 2012

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