Direct catalytic azidation of allylic alcohols

Magnus Rueping*, Carlos Vila, Uxue Uria

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A direct catalytic azidation of primary, secondary, and tertiary allylic alcohols has been developed. This new azidation reaction affords the corresponding allylic azides in high to excellent yields and regioselectivities. The reaction provides straightforward access to allylic azides that are valuable intermediates in organic synthesis, including the preparation of primary amines or 1,2,3-triazole derivatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)768-771
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 3 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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