The reaction of isocyanides with N-tert-butanesulfinimines shows remarkable chemoselectivity. β-Sulfinylamino isocyanides are formed exclusively with aromatic sulfinimines, while α-sulfeneimino acetamides result when using aliphatic derivatives. A mechanism is suggested for the latter transformation, together with an explanation for the observed selectivity. Finally, a scope study is presented for this remarkably chemoselective reaction.
- Acetamides/chemical synthesis
- Imines/chemical synthesis
- Molecular Structure
- Sulfonium Compounds/chemical synthesis