Efficient synthesis of sulfonyl azides from sulfonamides

Jessica Raushel, Suresh M. Pitram, Valery V. Fokin

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(Equation Presented) Triflyl azide serves as an efficient diazo transfer reagent in this first direct synthesis of sulfonyl azides from readily available and stable sulfonamides. The process is experimentally simple, mild, and high-yielding. Sulfonyl azides participate in various catalytic transformations providing rapid access to diversely functionalized sulfonamide derivatives in good yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3385-3388
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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Raushel, J., Pitram, S. M., & Fokin, V. V. (2008). Efficient synthesis of sulfonyl azides from sulfonamides. Organic Letters, 10(16), 3385-3388. https://doi.org/10.1021/ol8011088