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Pure Appl. Chem., 2010, Vol. 82, No. 9, pp. 1827-1833

Published online 2010-06-28

Copper-catalyzed enantioselective aziridination of styrenes

Hélène Lebel* and Michaël Parmentier

Department of Chemistry, University of Montréal, Montréal H3C 3J7, Canada

Abstract: Studies regarding the copper-catalyzed enantioselective aziridination of styrenes with N-tosyloxycarbamates are presented. Catalyst, ligand, and reagent optimization will be discussed. Chiral aziridines were obtained in good yields and modest-to-good levels of stereochemical induction.