Copper-catalyzed 1,3-aminothiocyanation of arylcyclopropanes†
A copper-catalyzed 1,3-aminothiocyanation of arylcyclopropanes with N-fluorobenzenesulfonimide (NFSI) and trimethylsilyl isothiocyanate (TMSNCS) has been developed for the first time, efficiently synthesizing a series of γ-aminothiocyanate derivatives in moderate to excellent yields from readily available substrates under mild conditions. The practicability of the reaction was demonstrated by gram-scale preparation. Furthermore, the easily prepared γ-aminothiocyanate derivatives were verified to be versatile building blocks.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC