On the mechanism of conversion of N-acyl-4-acyloxy-beta-lactams into 2-substituted 1,3-oxazin-6-ones. Can a low-barrier transition state be antiaromatic?

Abstract

The mechanism of the conversion of N-acyl-4-acyloxy-beta-lactams into 1,3-oxazin-6-ones has been investigated using ab initio and density functional theories. It has been found that two pseudopericyclic reactions are involved in the whole process. The first key reaction is a retro-[4-exo-dig] cyclization instead of a thermal conrotatory electrocyclic ring… (More)

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