A tandem protocol for the synthesis of fluorinated isoxazoles has been developed via catalytic intramolecular cyclizations of 2-alkynone O-methyl oximes and ensuing fluorination. The reactions proceed smoothly at room temperature in the presence of 5 mol % of (IPr)AuCl, 5 mol % of AgOTs, 2.5 equiv of Selectfluor, and 2 equiv of NaHCO3. This process features an efficient one-pot cascade route to fluoroisoxazoles with high yields and high selectivity under mild reaction conditions.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|State||Published - 18 Jul 2014|