A direct catalytic azidation of primary, secondary, and tertiary allylic alcohols has been developed. This new azidation reaction affords the corresponding allylic azides in high to excellent yields and regioselectivities. The reaction provides straightforward access to allylic azides that are valuable intermediates in organic synthesis, including the preparation of primary amines or 1,2,3-triazole derivatives.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry