Synthesis 2000; 2000(10): 1347-1365
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-7097
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Recent Synthetic Applications of Chiral Aziridines

William McCoull* , Franklin A. Davis
  • *AstraZeneca, Mereside, Alderley Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4TG, UK; Fax (215) 2 04 04 78; E-mail:
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)

Due to their ready availability in chiral form, and propensity to undergo regio- and stereoselective ring opening, aziridines have found widespread use in asymmetric synthesis. This review attempts to summarise the breadth of use of chiral aziridines in synthesis that has recently been reported. Particular emphasis is put on the effect of substituents on ring openings, rearrangements and use as chiral ligands and auxiliaries.