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Efficient Aziridination of Olefins Catalyzed by Mixed-Valent Dirhodium(II,III) Caprolactamate

Arthur J. Catino, Jason M. Nichols, Raymond E. Forslund and Michael P. Doyle*

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Email:

A. J. Catino, J. M. Nichols, R. E. Forslund, M. P. Doyle, Org. Lett., 2005, 7, 2787-2790.

DOI: 10.1021/ol0510973


A mild, efficient, and selective aziridination of olefins with p-toluenesulfonamide catalyzed by dirhodium(II) caprolactamate is described. Aziridine formation occurs through aminobromination and subsequent base-induced ring closure.

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ID: J54-Y2005-750