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Copper Triflate: An Efficient Catalyst for Direct Conversion of Secondary Alcohols into Azides

Poonam Khedar, Kasiviswanadharaju Pericherla, Anil Kumar*

*Department of Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani 333031 , India, Email:

P. Khedar, K. Pericherla, A. Kumar, Synlett, 2014, 25, 515-518.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1340550 (free Supporting Information)


The use of azidotrimethylsilane (TMSN3) as azide source in the presence of copper(II) triflate [Cu(OTf)2] enables a simple, practical, and efficient direct synthesis of organic azides in good yields from secondary benzylic alcohols.

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Key Words

azides, azidotrimethylsilane, copper triflate, Lewis acid

ID: J60-Y2014