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Copper(I) 1,2,3-Triazol-5-ylidene Complexes as Efficient Catalysts for Click Reactions of Azides with Alkynes

Tatsuhito Nakamura, Takahiro Terashima, Kenichi Ogata and Shin-ichi Fukuzawa*

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Institute of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551, Japan, Email:

T. Nakamura, T. Terashima, K. Ogata, S.-i. Fukuzawa, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 620-623.

DOI: 10.1021/ol102858u (free Supporting Information)


An abnormal NHC complex of copper with 1,4-diphenyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene [CuCl(TPh)] efficiently catalyzed click reactions of azides with alkynes to give 1,4-substituted 1,2,3-triazoles in excellent yields at room temperature with short reaction times. CuCl(TPh) was particularly effective for the reaction between sterically hindered azides and alkynes.

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Key Words

Click Chemistry, Green Chemistry

ID: J54-Y2011-0320