The N-tosylaziridine 4 of (+)-2-carene 1 was prepared and subjected to solvolytic reactions with weak protic acids. For comparison, the solvolytic reactions of cis-3-carene-N-tosylaziridine 8 were also studied. The solvolyses of 4 were more rapid than those of 8, and both rings were opened in 4, whereas only the aziridine was opened in 8. This leads to the conclusion that the aziridine and cyclopropane rings in 4 can achieve a conjugated transition state.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry