Synlett 2003(11): 1746-1748
DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-41436
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Molecular Sieve (MS 4A) Promoted Cyclocondensation of Hindered, Aromatic Nitrile Oxides and Cyclic Diketones under Mild Conditions

Tomoo Matsuura, Jeffrey W. Bode, Yoshifumi Hachisu, Keisuke Suzuki*
Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology and CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan
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Received 6 June 2003
Publication Date:
22 September 2003 (online)


Molecular sieves (MS 4A) serve as efficient promoters for the cyclocondensation of stable, hindered nitrile oxides and a variety of cyclic diketones to afford fused isoxazoles in good yield. The operational simplicity and remarkably mild reaction conditions compliment our amine-promoted cyclocondensation conditions and demonstrate broad substrate scope.