A simple and effective synthesis of aryl azides via arenediazonium tosylates

Ksenia V. Kutonova, Marina E. Trusova, Pavels Postnikov, Victor D. Filimonov, Joseph Parello

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)


Aromatic azides are formed in high yield from arenediazonium tosylates and sodium azide in water at room temperature or from aromatic amines via diazotization in the presence of p-TsOH Besides being experimentally simple, these methods do not require any metal catalysis and provide clean products without purification.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7106
Pages (from-to)2706-2710
Number of pages5
JournalSynthesis (Germany)
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2013



  • aqueous medium
  • aromatic amines
  • diazotization
  • p -TsOH
  • sodium azide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

Cite this