Force-Induced Cycloaddition of Aziridine: Can We Force a New Route?

Sangmin Jung, Seo Yeon Kim, Hyo Jae Yoon

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Cycloaddition reactions of aziridines with dipolarophiles under traditional thermal or photochemical conditions entail destructive routes to form reactive intermediates such as an azomethine ylide. This article highlights a recent study that demonstrates a cycloaddition reaction of aziridine induced by mechanical force. Experimental results suggest that the force-induced cycloaddition of aziridine with dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate as a dipolarophile does not seem to involve an ylide, with implications for a possible new reaction route. 1 Rivalry between Aziridine and Epoxide 2 Mechanochemically Responsive Polymers 3 Aziridine Mechanophore 4 Concluding Remarks and Outlook.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberst-2020-p0283-sp
Pages (from-to)1343-1348
Number of pages6
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sept 1


  • Aziridines
  • cycloaddition
  • mechanochemistry
  • mechanophores
  • stereoselectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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