Postprint version. Published in Tetrahedron Letters, Volume 46, Issue 39, September 26, 2005, pages 6667-6669.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Hasan Palandoken was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Tertiary alcohols react with stoichiometric BF3·Et2O and N-hydroxyphthalimide to yield N-alkoxyphthalimides. Subsequent hydrazinolyses afford the title compounds.
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