Mild Synthesis of Substituted 1,2,5-Oxadiazoles Using 1,1′-Carbonyldiimidazole as a Dehydrating Agent
journal contributionposted on 19.03.2018, 13:22 by Andrew J. Neel, Ralph Zhao
1,1′-Carbonyldiimidazole was found to induce the formation of a variety of 3,4-disubstituted 1,2,5-oxadiazoles (furazans) from the corresponding bisoximes at ambient temperature. This method enables these inherently energetic compounds to be prepared at temperatures well below their decomposition points and with improved functional group compatibility relative to prior methods. Conditions were developed that allowed for the first high-yielding synthesis of chlorofurazans from their amino counterparts, enabling the mild synthetic manipulation of these heterocycles.