The intrinsic chemistry of imidazolium-based room-temperature ionic liquids, related to the acidity of the C-2 imidazolium cation, can be modified via cathodic cleavage of the C-2/hydrogen bond. N-Heterocyclic carbenes, electrogenerated by electrolysis of imidazolium-based room-temperature ionic liquids, are stable bases that are strong enough to deprotonate bromoamides 1a-k yielding the azetidin-2-one ring via C-3/C-4 bond formation. The electrosynthesis of beta-lactams 2a-k has been achieved under mild conditions, elevated yields and avoiding the use of toxic, volatile, molecular solvents.

FEROCI M, CHIAROTTO I, ORSINI M, SOTGIU G, & INESI A (2008). Reactivity of electrogenerated N-heterocyclic carbenes in room-temperature ionic liquids. Cyclization to 2-azetidinone ring via C-3/C-4 bond formation. ADVANCED SYNTHESIS & CATALYSIS, 350, 1355-1359.

Reactivity of electrogenerated N-heterocyclic carbenes in room-temperature ionic liquids. Cyclization to 2-azetidinone ring via C-3/C-4 bond formation

ORSINI, MONICA;SOTGIU, Giovanni;
2008

Abstract

The intrinsic chemistry of imidazolium-based room-temperature ionic liquids, related to the acidity of the C-2 imidazolium cation, can be modified via cathodic cleavage of the C-2/hydrogen bond. N-Heterocyclic carbenes, electrogenerated by electrolysis of imidazolium-based room-temperature ionic liquids, are stable bases that are strong enough to deprotonate bromoamides 1a-k yielding the azetidin-2-one ring via C-3/C-4 bond formation. The electrosynthesis of beta-lactams 2a-k has been achieved under mild conditions, elevated yields and avoiding the use of toxic, volatile, molecular solvents.
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