One-Pot, Regioselective Synthesis of 1,3,5 Trisubstituted Hydantoins by Domino Condensation / aza-Michael / O→N acyl Migration of Asymmetric Carbodiimides with α,β-Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids

Authors: Volonterio, Alessandro; Zanda, Matteo

Source: Letters in Organic Chemistry, Volume 2, Number 1, February 2005 , pp. 44-46(3)

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

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1,3,5 Trisubstituted hydantoins having two different substituents at the nitrogen atoms could be smoothly prepared by a domino condensation / aza-Michael / O→N acyl migration of asymmetric carbodiimides with activated α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acids. The regiochemical outcome of the process, as well as scope and limits, are discussed.

Keywords: aza-michael; carbodiimides; domino reaction; hydantoins; regiochemistry

Document Type: Review Article


Affiliations: Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica “G. Natta” del Politecnico di Milano, via Mancinelli 7, I-20131 Milano, Italy.

Publication date: February 1, 2005

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