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AgN3-Catalyzed Hydroazidation of Terminal Alkynes and Mechanistic Studies

Shanshan Cao, Qinghe Ji, Huaizhi Li, Maolin Pang*, Haiyan Yuan, Jingping Zhang* and Xihe Bi*

*Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022; Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China, Email:,,

S. Cao, Q. Ji, H. Li, M. Pang, H. Yuan, J. Zhang, X. Bi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 7083-7091.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c00836

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A AgN3-catalyzed hydroazidation of terminal alkynes provides vinyl azides in good yields. AgN3 proved to be a highly robust catalyst, as the loading of AgN3 could be as low as 5 mol %.

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Key Words

vinyl azides

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