A convenient gram-scale method for the preparation of 2-halo-2 H -azirine-2-carboxylic acid esters, thioesters and amides via metal-catalyzed isomerization of 5-heteroatom-substituted 4-haloisoxazoles is developed. The formation of the esters and amides is efficiently catalyzed by Rh 2 (Piv) 4, while FeCl 2 ·4H 2 O is the catalyst of choice for the synthesis of the thioesters. In addition, rhodium catalysis is successfully applied in the synthesis of azirine-2-carboxylates from non-halogenated 5-alkoxyisoxazoles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4478-4488
Number of pages11
JournalSynthesis (Germany)
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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