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Autoxidation of Heterocyclic Aminals

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posted on 29.06.2017, 14:22 by Feng Zhai, Richard F. Jordan
The autoxidation reactions of 2-acyl-2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4­(1H)-ones 4a and 5a and 2,2′-bis­(dihydroquinazolinone) 6a are described. These reactions generate aminyl radicals that undergo β-C–C cleavage, and subsequent reactions of the resulting C-based radicals with O2 lead to diverse products with good selectivity, depending on the structure of the substrate. Oxidation of 4a, in which the 2-acyl group is part of a cyclic acenaphthenone unit, yields a heterocyclic C-hydroperoxylaminal via 1,2-acyl migration. Oxidation of 5a, which contains a 2-acetyl group, yields peracetic acid and a quinazolinone product. Oxidation of 6a forms a bis­(quinazolinone) by net dehydrogenation.