Practical Application of the Aqueous 'Sulfonyl-Azide-Free' (SAFE) Diazo Transfer Protocol to Less α-C-H Acidic Ketones and Esters

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    Abstract

    The earlier described 'sulfonyl-Azide-free' ('SAFE') protocol for diazo transfer to CH-Acidic 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds (and their similarly activated congeners) has been extended to the less reactive monocarbonyl substrates, which previously required a separate activation step. Formylation in situ, followed by the addition of an optimized amount of the 'SAFE cocktail' (obtained by mixing sodium azide, potassium carbonate, and m-carboxybenzenesulfonyl chloride in water) led to the formation of the desired diazo compounds, which were isolated by extraction in moderate to excellent yields, and, in most cases, with no need for additional purification.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4284-4290
    Number of pages7
    JournalSynthesis (Germany)
    Volume51
    Issue number22
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

    Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Organic Chemistry

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