The Lossen rearrangement is the chemical reaction of a hydroxamic acid 1 with a dehydration agent (such as tosyl chloride) to form the O-derivative 2, which spontaneously rearranges to form an isocyanate 3.
Several reviews have been published.
Hydroxamic acids are commonly synthesized from their corresponding esters.
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