Transition metal-mediated synthesis of oxazoles

Stefano Bresciani, Nicholas C. O. Tomkinson

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Among the synthetic methods for the formation of the oxazole ring, transition metal-mediated protocols are the most attractive in terms of selectivity, efficiency and mildness of reaction conditions. In this review we discuss methods for the preparation of oxazoles using transition metal complexes highlighting the key bonds being formed. This reveals critical gaps in the existing literature for the construction of this biologically significant ring system highlighting exciting opportunities for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2479-2543
Number of pages65
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2014


  • oxazole ring
  • reaction conditions
  • metal complexes


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