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Alkene functionalization for the stereospecific synthesis of substituted aziridines by visible-light photoredox catalysis

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Abstract

A novel strategy involving visible-light-induced functionalization of alkenes for the synthesis of substituted aziridines was developed. The readily prepared N-protected 1-aminopyridinium salts were used for the generation of N-centered radicals. This approach allowed the synthesis of aziridines bearing various functional groups with excellent diastereoselectivity under mild conditions. Moreover, this protocol was successfully applied to prepare structurally diverse nitrogen-containing frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Alkene functionalization for the stereospecific synthesis of substituted aziridines by visible-light photoredox catalysis

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The article was received on 28 Nov 2017, accepted on 03 Jan 2018 and first published on 03 Jan 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09151F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    Alkene functionalization for the stereospecific synthesis of substituted aziridines by visible-light photoredox catalysis

    W. Yu, J. Chen, Y. Wei, Z. Wang and P. Xu, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09151F

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