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Nucleophilic ring opening of aziridines with amines under catalyst- and solvent-free conditions

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Abstract

The aza-addition of aziridines to obtain vicinal-diamines was achieved under catalyst- and solvent-free conditions for the first time. Various aryl, alkyl and meso-bicyclic aziridines with a Ts-protecting group were tolerated, and aromatic amine-nucleophiles containing electron withdrawing and donating groups in the phenyl ring were applied. The plausible reaction mechanism involving hydrogen bonding and proton transfer was proposed. The synthetic utility of one addition adduct to the 4-amino-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative through the Pictet–Spengler reaction was realized.

Graphical abstract: Nucleophilic ring opening of aziridines with amines under catalyst- and solvent-free conditions

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The article was received on 15 Nov 2016, accepted on 10 Jan 2017 and first published on 10 Jan 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03144G
Citation: Green Chem., 2017,19, 924-927
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    Nucleophilic ring opening of aziridines with amines under catalyst- and solvent-free conditions

    Y. Huang, Z. Lv, X. Yang, Z. Wang, X. Zou, Z. Zhao and F. Chen, Green Chem., 2017, 19, 924
    DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03144G

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