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Título: Kinetics and mechanism of hydrolysis of N-acyloxymethyl derivatives of azetidin-2-one
Autor: Valente, E
Gomes, JRB
Moreira, R
Iley, J
Palavras-chave: Chemistry, Organic
Data: 2004
Citação: JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. - Vol. 69, n. 10 (MAY 14 2004), p. 3359-3367
Resumo: The pH-independent, acid-catalyzed and base-catalyzed hydrolyses of N-acyloxymethylazetidin-2-ones all occur at the ester function. The pH-independent hydrolysis involves rate-limiting alkyl C-O fission and formation of an exocyclic beta-lactam iminum ion. This iminium ion is then trapped by water at the exocyclic iminium carbon atom, rather than at the beta-lactam carbonyl carbon atom, to form the corresponding N-hydroxymethylazetidin-2-ones. Calculations carried out at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d) level of theory also support that nucleophilic attack by water takes place at the exocyclic carbon rather than at the beta-lactam carbonyl carbon of the iminium ion. The mechanism for the acid-catalyzed pathway involves a preequilibrium protonation, probably at the beta-lactam nitrogen, followed by rate-limiting alkyl C-O fission with formation of an exocyclic iminum ion. The base-catalyzed hydrolysis involves rate-limiting hydroxide attack at the ester carbonyl carbon. These results imply formation of a beta-lactam system containing a positively charged amide nitrogen atom that hydrolyzes via a pathway that preserves the beta-lactam structure in the product and provide further evidence that cleavage of the beta-lactam C-N bond is not as facile as is commonly imagined.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/21169
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jo0358123
ISSN: 0022-3263
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