A New Synthesis of 2-Methyleneaziridines.

A new synthetic route leading to 2-methyleneaziridines has been developed by base-induced 1,2-dehydrobromination of 2-(bromomethyl)aziridines. Several base-solvent pairs did not lead to 2-methyleneaziridines. Only potassium tert-butoxide in tetrahydrofuran afforded 2-methyleneaziridines in competition with the substitution products, i.e. 2-(tert… CONTINUE READING