4-(Methylthio)azetidin-2-ones when treated with chloramine T gave in each case a single sulphimide enantiomer, together with both possible sulphoxides. The sulphimides were readily converted by heating, or by attempted oxidation or reduction, into ß-lactam fused oxazolines. The 4-methylthio-3- (triphenylmethylamino)azetidin-2-one derivative did not undergo comparable reaction with chloramine T.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1|
|Publication status||Published - 1975|