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Synthesis of β-Aminonitriles


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Aziridines react smoothly with sodium azide and sodium cyanide in the presence of a catalytic amount of lithium perchlorate under essentially mild and neutral reaction conditions to afford the corresponding β-azido and β-cyanoamines in high yields with high regioselectivity.
J. S. Yadav, B. V. S. Reddy, G. Parimala, P. Venkatram Reddy, Synthesis, 2002, 2383-2386.