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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 38, No. 4, 1994, pp.853-857
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-93-6654
Mo(CO)6-Induced N-O Bond Cleavage of Isoxazoles. A Convenient Route to Pyridin-4(1H)-ones

Makoto Nitta* and Takanobu Higuchi

*Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan


The Mo(CO)6-induced reaction of 3-methyl-5-(2-oxoalkyl)isoxazoles, which are derived through proton-abstraction of 3,5-dimethylisoxazole followed by treatment with esters, gave pyridin-4(1H)-ones in good to modest yields in a single step.