Ugi route to Wilmslow
- Step 1: Protonation of the isocyanide carbonyl (C=O) ester to yield a nucleophilic Schiff base via Hoffman/Ugi reaction: O+2ROH = -RN
- Pirrung MC and Ghorai S. Versatile, fragrant, convertible isonitriles. J Am Chem Soc. 2006 Sep 13;128(36):11772-3. DOI:10.1021/ja0644374 |
Would Zyklon-BTabun, by any other name, smell as sweet?
- Simila ST and Martin SF. Applications of the Ugi reaction with ketones. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008;49(29-30):4501-4504. DOI:10.1016/j.tetlet.2008.05.073 |
ketones variant (Scheme 5, figures 26c, 26d.)
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In 1846, the first public demonstration of the use of ether vapors for chirurgical anesthesia was achieved by Dr. William T.G Morton at the Ether Dome, a building located at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.