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Direct Synthesis of Organic Azides from Alcohols Using 2-Azido-1,3-dimethylimidazolinium Hexafluorophosphate

Mitsuru Kitamura*, Tatsuya Koga, Masakazu Yano, Tatsuo Okauchi

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1-1 Sensuicho, Tobata, Kitakyushu 804-8550, Japan, Email:

M. Kitamura, T. Koga, M. Yano, T. Okauchi, Synlett, 2012, 23, 1335-1338.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1290958 (free Supporting Information)


Azide transfer of 2-azido-1,3-dimethylimidazolinium hexafluorophosphate (ADMP) to alcohols proceeds to give the corresponding azides under mild reaction conditions. The organic azides were easily isolated because the byproducts are highly soluble in water.

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Key Words

ADMP, benzyl azides, alkyl azides, diazo compounds, azide transfer, heterocycles

ID: J60-Y2012-1670