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Convenient and Direct Azidation of sec-Benzyl Alcohols by Trimethylsilyl Azide with Bismuth(III) Triflate Catalyst

Jumreang Tummatorn*, Charnsak Thongsornkleeb, Somsak Ruchirawat, Phanida Thongaram, Benyapa Kaewmee

*Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Chulabhorn Research Institute, 54 Kamphaeng Phet 6, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Thailand, Email:

J. Tummatorn, C. Thongsornkleeb, S. Ruchirawat, P. Thongaram, B. Kaewmee, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 323-329.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1379967 (free Supporting Information)

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A bismuth(III)-catalyzed direct azidation of sec-benzyl alcohols provided sec-benzyl azides in good yield within a short reaction time.

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Key Words

azides, catalysis, bismuth, alcohols

ID: J66-Y2015