Amide synthesis by nucleophilic attack of vinyl azides
Lonca, Geoffroy Hervé
Date of Issue2014
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A method for the synthesis of amide-containing molecules was developed using vinyl azides as an enamine-type nucleophile towards carbon electrophiles, such as imines, aldehydes, and carbocations that were generated from alcohols in the presence of BF3⋅OEt2. After nucleophilic attack of the vinyl azide, a substituent of the resulting iminodiazonium ion intermediate migrates to form a nitrilium ion, which is hydrolyzed to afford the corresponding amide.
Angewandte chemie international edition
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