A catalytic synthesis of aziridines without the usual byproducts

Arindam Mazumdar, Zheng Xue, Michael F. Mayer

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Abstract

Complementary to existing routes, the Lewis acid catalyzed reactions of phenyldiazomethane with α-imino esters selectively produce cis-aziridine-2-carboxylates without competitive formation of enamino ester or carbene dimer byproducts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2025-2028
Number of pages4
JournalSynlett
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2007

Keywords

  • Catalysis
  • Diazo compounds
  • Heterocycles
  • Imines
  • Lewis acids

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