Iron mediated nitrenoid transfer: [(η5-C5H5)Fe(CO)2(THF)] +[BF4]- catalyzed aziridination of olefins

Bruce D. Heuss, Michael F. Mayer, Shaun Dennis, M. Mahmun Hossain

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The iron Lewis acid catalyst, [(η5-C5H5)Fe(CO)2(THF)] +[BF4]-, has previously been found to catalyze a growing array of synthetic transformations. Building upon these precedents, the utility of the catalyst has now been extended to catalytic reaction involving olefins and (N-(p-tosyl)imino)phenyliodinane, PhI=NTs, which serves as a nitrenoid precursor, to produce aziridines with yields up to 85%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
StatePublished - Jan 10 2003


  • Aziridines
  • Catalysis
  • Iron compounds
  • Nitrenes


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