A one-pot, two-step protocol for the microwave-assisted solid-phase synthesis of substituted benzoxazoles has been developed starting from different polymer-bound esters we previously designed as solid-supported reagents (SSRs) for the acylation of amines, alcohols and phenols. The combination of a parallel synthesizer and a microwave reactor allowed to quickly prepare a collection of substituted benzoxaxoles in high purity and satisfactory yields. This protocol is amenable for automation and could be used for the preparation of combinatorial libraries in drug discovery programs.
A one-pot, two-step microwave-assisted synthesis of highly functionalized benzoxazoles using solid-supported reagents (SSRs) / Marco Radi;Sara Saletti;Maurizio Botta. - In: TETRAHEDRON LETTERS. - ISSN 0040-4039. - 49(2008), pp. 4464-4466. [10.1016/j.tetlet.2008.05.059]