The Facile Production of N-Methyl Amino Acids via Oxazolidinones Academic Article uri icon


  • A range of oxazolidinones derived from N-carbamoyl α-amino acids were prepared by an efficient method as key intermediates in the synthesis of N-methyl amino acids and peptides. The method was readily applied to most α-amino acids except those with basic side chains. The oxazolidinones were converted by reductive cleavage into N-methyl α-amino acids.

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  • 2000