N-Sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles react with thioesters in the presence of a rhodium(II) catalyst to produce β-sulfanyl enamides in a stereoselective manner. The reaction proceeds through generation of an α-imino rhodium carbene complex, nucleophilic addition of the sulfur atom of a thioester onto the carbenoid carbon atom, and subsequent intramolecular migration of the acyl group from the sulfur atom to the imino nitrogen atom. The method is successfully applied to a ring-expansion reaction of thiolactones, thus leading to the formation of sulfur-containing lactams.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 2015|
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