Synthesis of 1-hydroxyazetidines and their conversion into 1,4-diacetoxy-2-azetidinones

M.L.M. Pennings, D. Kuiper, D.N. Reinhoudt

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1-Hydroxyazetidines (5), prepared by reductive cyclization of O-benzyl-β-tosyloxy omines 1 and subsequent debenzylation, can be oxidized selectively either to four-membered cyclic nitrones (6 and 7) or to 1,4-diacetoxy-2-azetidinones (9).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-828
JournalTetrahedron letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1983


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