An equimolar reaction of the 2-diazo-1,2-diphenylethanone with 2-[(arylimino)methyl],phenols affords 2-[(arylimino)methyl]phenyl-2,2-diphenylacetates and 2-azetidinones. The products have been characterized on the basis of satisfactory spectral data. The regiochemistry of the reaction of hydroxyl and imino group towards diphenylketene, generated from thermal decomposition of the 2-diazo-1,2-diphenylethanone, has been observed to depend on the substituents on N-phenyl ring.
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- Organic Chemistry