(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 V. Zhdankin

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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
Pages (from-to)2087-2091
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


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  • Organic Chemistry

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