(Matrix presented) Triethylborane-initiated atom transfer radical oligomerization of N-allyl or N-(3-butenyl)iodoacetamides followed by treatment with hydrochloric acid and subsequent neutralization with K2CO 3 led to the formation of the corresponding 5-hydroxyl-substituted δ-lactams or caprolactams, respectively. This oligomerization-deoligomerization sequence serves as an alternative to the corresponding intramolecular cyclization reactions.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry