February 20, 2017

Electrochemical synthesis of benzoxazoles from anilides – a new approach to employ amidyl radical intermediates

A novel electrochemical method for the synthesis of benzoxazoles from readily available anilides is reported. Various functionalities are tolerated and good yields can be achieved. By employing common electrode materials and a simple constant current protocol, this method is an attractive new alternative to conventional pathways.

Tile Gieshoff,abc  Anton Kehl,a  Dieter Schollmeyer,a  Kevin D. Moellerc  and  Siegfried R. Waldvogel

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Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 2974-2977