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Nitrene Transfer Reactions Catalyzed by Gold Complexes

Zigang Li, Xiangyu Ding and Chuan He*

*Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 5735 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637, Email:

Z. Li, X. Ding, C. He, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 5876-5880.

DOI: 10.1021/jo060016t


A gold(I) compound, supported by 4,4',4' '-tri-tert-butyl-2,2':6',2' '-terpyridine (tBu3tpy) as the ligand, efficiently catalyzes olefin aziridination with the use of the commercially available oxidant PhI(OAc)2 and sulfonamides.

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Key Words

Aziridinations, Iodobenzene Diacetate

ID: J42-Y2006-2270