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Practical Olefin Aziridination with a Broad Substrate Scope

Tung Siu and Andrei K. Yudin*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3H6, Email:

T. Siu, A. K. Yudin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 530-531.

DOI: 10.1021/ja0172215


An electrochemical aziridination process is described that delivers a nitrene functionality to olefins from N-aminophthalimide. Remarkably, both electron-rich and electron-poor olefins are converted to aziridines with high efficiency. The selectivity is discussed.

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Key Words

Aziridinations, Electrochemistry

ID: J48-Y2002-1030