Formation and in situ reactions of hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflates to form cyanocarbenes†
The conversion of readily available silylalkynes, iodobenzene diacetate, and azide anions was utilized to form and react cyanocarbenes. A copper(II)-catalyzed reaction was found to react in a different manner. Both of these methods benefit from the formation and in situ reaction of hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflates in O–H insertion reactions.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators