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Epoxides and Aziridines from α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 3 ]


Nadezhda V. Vchislo*   Pages 197 - 203 ( 7 )


Epoxides and aziridines are very useful small heterocycles. The synthesis of these threemembered heterocycles including those derived from α,β-unsaturated aldehydes is a dynamic area of research. Among numerous approaches to construction of three-membered cycles with O- or Nheteroatoms are metallo- and organocatalysis. This review summarizes and highlights the methods for the synthesis of epoxides and aziridines via transformations of α,β-enals, which have been developed over the last 10 years.


α, β-Uunsaturated aldehydes, epoxides, aziridines, asymmetric organocatalysis, aziridines, biologically active compound.


A. E. Favorsky Irkutsk Institute of Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1 Favorsky Street, 664033 Irkutsk

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