A stepwise huisgen cycloaddition process: Copper(I)-catalyzed regioselective "ligation" of azides and terminal alkynes

Vsevolod V. Rostovtsev, Luke G. Green, Valery V. Fokin, K. Barry Sharpless

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Abstract

By simply stirring in water, organic azides and terminal alkynes are readily and cleanly converted into 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles through a highly efficient and regioselective copper(I)-catalyzed process (see scheme for an example).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2596-2599
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume41
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Azides
  • Copper
  • Cycloaddition
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Nitrogen heterocycles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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