An efficient 1-pot procedure for the Zn-mediated redn. of nitro arenes in the presence of chloroformates leading to the corresponding N,O-bisprotected hydroxylamine is described. Reactions proceed smoothly under ambient conditions in THF-water mixts. in good to excellent yield (34-81%). Solvolysis of the bisprotected hydroxylamines with NaOMe at room temp. provides access to synthetically versatile N-aryl-N-hydroxy carbamates in excellent yields (89-97%).
- hydroxy carbamates
- N-aryl-N-hydroxy carbamates