Ytterbium triisopropoxide catalysed ring opening of epoxides with trimethylsilyl azide

Masaki Meguro, Naoki Asao, Yoshinori Yamamoto

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    Abstract

    Ring opening of epoxides with trimethylsilyl azide is catalysed by ytterbium triisopropoxide at room temperature in THF, giving the corresponding vicinal azide alcohols in very high yields.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1021-1022
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Molecular Medicine

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