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Bismuth Triflate as Novel and Efficient Catalyst for the Synthesis of β-Aminosulfides

Jhillu S. Yadav*, B. V. Subba Reddy, Gakul Baishya, P. Venkatram Reddy, S. J. Harshavardhan

*Division of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad-500 007, India, Email:

J. S. Yadav, B. V. S. Reddy, G. Baishya, P. V. Reddy, S. J. Harshavardhan, Synthesis, 2004, 1854-1858.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-829144

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Aziridines undergo an efficient, mild and regioselective ring opening with various thiols in the presence of 5 mol% bismuth triflate to afford the corresponding β-aminosulfides in excellent yields.

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Key Words

aziridines, metal triflates, thiols, β-aminosulfides, sulfides

ID: J66-Y2004-2230