Intermolecular (4+3) cycloadditions of aziridinyl enolsilanes

Sze Kui Lam, Sarah Lam, Wing Tak Wong, Pauline Chiu

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Upon activation by strong Brønsted acids, aziridinyl enolsilanes undergo (4+3) cycloadditions with dienes to afford aminoalkylated cycloheptenones as products. The use of a highly polar medium such as nitroalkane facilitates high cycloaddition yields of up to 99%. Optically pure aziridinyl enolsilanes react to yield (4+3) cycloadducts with up to 99% ee.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1738-1741
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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