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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 24, No. 6, 1986, pp.1625-1630
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1986-06-1625
Preparation of Cyclic Carbonates and 2-Oxazolidones Using Di-2-pyridyl Carbonate

Sunggak Kim* and Young Kwan Ko

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, P.O.Box 150 Chong-Yang-ni, Seoul 131, Korea


Cyclic carbonates and 2-oxazolidones are conveniently prepared in high yields by the reaction of diols and β-amino alcohols with di-2-pyridyl carbonate. It is of synthetic significance that the formation of cyclic carboantes in refluxing toluene occurs under essentially neutral conditions.