A scalable rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular aziridination reaction

David T. Smith, Jon T. Njardarson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations


The amine has landed! By employing the rhodium catalyst [Rh 2(esp)2] in the presence of a readily available amine source (DPH), unactivated and styrene-type olefins can now be stereospecifally transformed, in high yields at room temperature, into valuable NH aziridine products. esp=α,α,α?,α?-tetramethyl-1,3- benzenedipropionic acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4278-4280
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 22 2014


  • aziridination
  • aziridines
  • heterocycles
  • nitrene
  • rhodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'A scalable rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular aziridination reaction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this