Some N- and O-protected hydroxyazetidine derivatives were hydrogenated to the corresponding amines or aminoalcohols over a Pd/C catalyst, in different solvents (methanol, dichloromethane, tetrahydrofuran), at 30-60 °C and 1-10 bar. These amino compounds, formed during hydrogenolytic ring opening and/or deprotecting reactions, are potential starting materials for preparing optically active, practically important pyrrolidine derivatives.
- Ring opening
- Solvent effects
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- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry