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Org Lett. 2000 Jun 29;2(13):1959-1961.

A Simple One-Pot Procedure for the Direct Conversion of Alcohols to Azides via Phosphate Activation.

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Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 160 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8020.


A one-pot procedure was developed to prepare efficiently alkyl azides from alkanols using bis(2,4-dichlorophenyl) phosphate activation. 4-(Dimethylamino)pyridine was used as a base, and phosphorylpyridinium azide is believed to be the activating agent under this condition.


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