Mild Darzens Annulations for the Assembly of Trifluoromethylthiolated (SCF3) Aziridine and Cyclopropane Structures

Michael D. Delost, Jon T. Njardarson

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We report mild new annulation approaches to trisubstituted trifluoromethylthiolated (SCF3) aziridines and cyclopropanes via Darzens inspired protocols. The products of these anionic annulations, rarely studied previously, possess attractive features rendering them valuable building blocks for synthesis platforms. In this study, trisubstituted acetophenone nucleophiles bearing SCF3 and bromine substituents in their α position were shown to undergo [2 + 1] annulations with vinyl ketones and tosyl-protected imines under mild reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6121-6125
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 6 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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