Copper Azide as a New Reagent for Syn-SN2 Displacement of 7-Sulfonyloxy α,β-Unsaturated Esters

Yoshinori Yamamoto, Naoki Asao

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    The reaction of 7-sulfonyloxy a,β-unsaturated esters with NaN3-CuX(or CuN3) in polar aprotic solvents such as HMPA, DMSO, and DMF proceeds predominantly in a syn-SN2 fashion, while the reaction with NaN3 proceeds in an anti-SN2 manner.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5303-5304
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
    Issue number19
    Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Organic Chemistry


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