Continuous flow photolysis of aryl azides: Preparation of 3H-azepinones
- Farhan R. Bou-Hamdan
- François Lévesque
- Alexander G. O'Brien
- Peter H. Seeberger
- Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Berlin, GermanyRead the publication that featured this abstract
Photolysis of aryl azides to give nitrenes, and their subsequent rearrangement in the presence of water to give 3H-azepinones, is performed in continuous flow in a photoreactor constructed of fluorinated ethylene polymer (FEP) tubing. Fine tuning of the reaction conditions using the flow reactor allowed minimization of secondary photochemical reactions.
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