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Exploration of the Mitsunobu Reaction with Tosyl- and Boc-Hydrazones as Nucleophilic Agents

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posted on 01.09.2006, 00:00 authored by John M. Keith, Leslie Gomez
Tosyl- and Boc-hydrazones were found to be effective nucleophiles in the Mitsunobu reaction. Tosyl hydrazones reacted cleanly with primary and secondary alcohols when co-administered to a cooled DBAD/PPh3 or DEAD/PPh3 complex. Boc-hydrazones required electron-withdrawing substituents to participate in the reaction.