Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (4): 1147-1152.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201809038 Previous Articles     Next Articles



王凯璇, 王兰芝   

  1. 河北师范大学化学与材料科学学院 石家庄 050024
  • 收稿日期:2018-09-28 修回日期:2018-11-14 发布日期:2019-01-10
  • 通讯作者: 王兰芝
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Unexpected Rearrangement Reaction and Synthesis of Benzoxazoles

Wang Kaixuan, Wang Lanzhi   

  1. College of Chemistry and Material Science, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050024
  • Received:2018-09-28 Revised:2018-11-14 Published:2019-01-10
  • Contact: 10.6023/cjoc201809038
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    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos.21776060,21276064),and the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (No.B2016205165).

Novel series of rearrangement reactions were herein reported that enable access to a variety of unique 2-aryl-3-(3'-oxobutenyl)-benzoxazole compounds 6a~6f from 2-aminophenol, aromatic aldehyde and 3-butyn-2-one as materials by nucleophilic conjugate addition, dehydration and rearrangement reactions and intramolecular cyclization in the presence of a catalytic amount of CH3COOH in CH2Cl2 at ambient temperature. On the basis of products and intermediate products, a series of possible mechanism was presented and theoretically verified by density functional theory (DFT) method at B3LYP/6-31G (d,p) level from both molecular energy and atomic charge in Gaussian 03 package. The results show that the theory and experiment consistently explain the rationality of the reaction mechanism. The mechanism of rearrangement provides a basis for further study of this type of reaction. The advantage of this method is that a novel structure of benzoxazole derivative was synthesized successfully via a series of rearrangement reactions. Therefore, this method can be used as an attractive strategy for practical synthesis of nitrogen heterocyclic compounds.

Key words: rearrangement reaction, benzoxazole, synthesis, reaction mechanism, density functional theory (DFT)