Gold-catalyzed reactions of alkynyl N-sulfinylimines were used to produce the corresponding 2H-azirines possessing sulfenyl and acyl groups at the 3-position of the azirine ring in good to excellent yields. These reactions involved internal transfer of the sulfinyl oxygen atom to form a thiooxime intermediate tethered to an α-oxo gold carbene moiety. Subsequent insertion of the carbene into the N−S bond resulted in ring construction.
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