Facile Synthesis of Keto Nitriles by Cu(II)-Promoted Photooxidative Cleavage of Cyclic Olefins

Isao Shimizu, Munetsugu Fujita, Takayuki Nakajima, Tadashi Sato

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Abstract

Reaction of trisubstituted cyclic olefins with NaN3 in the presence of Cu(OTf)2 upon irradiation under oxygen gave keto nitriles in good yields. 1,5-Dimethyl-1,5-cyclooctadiene and 1,5,9-trimethyl-1,5,9-cyclododecatriene were converted into the corresponding unsaturated keto nitriles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-888
Number of pages2
JournalSynlett
Volume1997
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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