Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)
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The Yb(OTf)3 catalyzed [4+2] cycloaddition between donor-acceptor cyclobutanes and nitrosoarenes is disclosed. This method facilitates the synthesis of tetrahydro-1,2-oxazines in good to excellent yields as single diastereomers. Except for a few electron-deficient nitrosoarenes, excellent regioselectivity was observed throughout these studies.