Abstract : The more sensitive human and environmental risk assessments of non natural repellents have encouraged the rehabilitation of botanical-based repellents for the prevention of insect-transmitted diseases (dengue, chikungunya, malaria...). This study is related to bis(oxazolidine) structures envisaged as prodrug derivatives of natural repellents by their conversion with tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (TRIS). The scope and limitations of various procedures and pathways have been assessed with structurally diverse aldehydes to concentrate two identical units in the symmetrical structures and to reproduce a synergistic effect with two different units in the unsymmetrical ones. Subsequent functionalization of the heterocyclic derivatives has been achieved to modulate their hydrophilic-lipophilic balance. The study of the cyclocondensation reaction shows evidence for the influence of structural effects not only on the chemical process but also on the relative stability of the monocyclic intermediates and the stereochemical outcomes of the reaction. The results are discussed on the basis of (stereo)-electronic effects. Finally, this study confirms the feasibility of this chemical approach to produce prodrugs of natural repellents which could appear as a contributive effort to sustainable development.