(E)-O-Propargylic arylaldoximes were regioselectively converted, in the presence of copper catalysts, into their corresponding four-membered cyclic nitrones in good to excellent yields. The reactions proceeded via a tandem [2,3]-rearrangement and 4π-electrocyclization of the N-allenylnitrone intermediate and involved cleavage of the carbon-oxygen bond.
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