Synthesis and reactivity of rhodium(II) N-triflyl azavinyl carbenes

Neil Grimster, Li Zhang, Valery V. Fokin

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(Figure Presented) Highly reactive rhodium(II) N-trifluoromethylsulfonyl azavinyl carbenes are formed in situ from NH-1,2,3-triazoles, triflic anhydride, and rhodium carboxylates. They rapidly and selectively react with olefins, providing cyclopropane carboxaldehydes and 2,3-dihydropyrroles in generally excellent yields and high enantio- and diastereoselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2510-2511
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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