Catalytic Staudinger-Vilarrasa Reaction for the Direct Ligation of Carboxylic Acids and Azides: Journal of Organic Chemistry

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  • Authors:
  • J. Bures
  • M. Martin
  • F. Urpi
  • J. Vilarrasa


2,2'-Dipyridyl diselenide (PySeSePy) is the catalyst or activator of choice for the direct reaction of carboxylic acids with azides and trimethylphosphine at room temperature. The mechanism of the process, which is not an aza-Wittig reaction, has been elucidated.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2203-2206
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of organic chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2009