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Iron-Catalyzed Ring-Opening of meso-Aziridines with Amines

Alex Marti, Luise Richter, Christoph Schneider*

*Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Leipzig, Johannisallee 29, 04103 Leipzig, Germany, Email:

A. Marti, L. Richter, C. Schneider, Synlett, 2011, 2513-2516.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1260338

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A cationic iron complex catalyzes the aminolysis of meso-N-aryl aziridines very efficiently and furnishes valuable 1,2-diamines in excellent yields. This protocol is compatible with a range of functional groups both in the aziridine and amine components.

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Key Words

amines, aziridines, 1,2-diamines, catalysis, iron

ID: J60-Y2011-2960