Exploratory photochemistry of iodinated aromatic azides

David S. Watt, Kenji Kawada, Elisa Leyva, Matthew S. Platz

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In contrast to the photolysis of p-toluyl azide, photolysis of ortho- or meta-iodo substituted p-toluyl azide in the presence of nucleophilic trapping agents produced the corresponding triplet nitrene which led to the simple aniline products and not to the dehydroazepine-nucleophile adducts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-902
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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