cis-selective aziridination of cis- or trans-α,β-unsaturated amides using diaziridine

Kiyoto Hori, Hiroyasu Sugihara, Yoshio N. Ito, Tsutomu Katsuki

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Aziridination of αβ-unsaturated amides was effected by treatment with lithiated 3,3-pentamethylenediaziridine in high diastereoselectivity, cis- Aziridine was the predominant diastereomer irrespective of the geometry of the substrates. A stepwise mechanism, 1,4-addition of a lithiated diaziridine to α,β-unsaturated amides and subsequent ring closure at the nitrogen atom, was proposed to explain the unusual cis-selectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5207-5210
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - Jul 9 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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