Influence of sulfonyl substituents on the decomposition of N-sulfonylhydrazones at room temperature†
A detailed study of the dissociation performance of structurally varied N-sulfonylhydrazones was described, and N-tfsylhydrazone was proved to be the best substrate to give the corresponding diazo compound at room temperature. N-Tfsylhydrazone is capable of releasing nonstabilized aryldiazomethane in a wide range of solvents in the presence of various commonly used bases under mild reaction conditions (−25 °C to 40 °C). The utility of the strategy is established by late-stage derivatization of bioactive molecules and several typically sensitive reactions, in which highly purified diazo compounds are required.
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