Cationic gold-catalyzed cycloisomerizations of propargylureas, derived in situ from secondary propargylamines and aryl or alkyl isocyanates, have been studied. The reaction outcome was found to be different from what was previously observed for the tosyl isocyanate-derived ureas in terms of both regio- and chemoselectivity. As a result, the current protocol offers efficient access to the 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-one core through the 6-endo-dig N-cyclization.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry