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-The Beckmann rearrangement is the acid-induced rearrangement of oximes or its derivatives, which after hydration and tautomerization produces amides. Cyclic oximes give ring-expanded amides.
-The Beckmann rearrangement of cyclohexaneoxime is used in industry to synthesize ε-caprolactam, an important ingredient of 6-nylon.
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-Rearrangement from the side trans to the OH group is favored based on molecular orbital consideration. However, the E/Z isomerization of oxime is fast under acidic conditions, thus the regioselectivity is determined by the functional groups on both sides. The order of relative tendency to rearrange is aryl, alkenyl > 3˚alkyl > 2˚alkyl > 1˚alkyl, which is correlated with electron richness. (Ref: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 2370.)
Yamamoto and Ishihara developed the catalytic system consisting of cyanuric chloride and zinc chloride. Their proposed mechanism involving a Meisenheimer complex is interesting.
Dihydropyridines can be synthesized by trapping the intermediate intramolecularly with a C-nucleophile.
The synthesis of pinnaic acid: The rearrangement using the MSH reagent is used to construct the α-quarternary amine.
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