A novel electrochemical method for the synthesis of benzoxazoles from readily available anilides is reported. Various functionalities are tolerated and good yields can be achieved. By employing common electrode materials and a simple constant current protocol, this method is an attractive new alternative to conventional pathways.
Tile Gieshoff, Anton Kehl, Dieter Schollmeyer, Kevin D. Moeller and Siegfried R. Waldvogel
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, pp 2974-2977
Publication Date: 4th February 2017