The first two stable enantiomerically pure chiral N-H oxaziridines, derived from camphor and fenchone, are shown to act as electrophilic sources of nitrogen upon reaction with various carbon nucleophiles. Nitrogen is transferred, together with the camphor/fenchone unit, when deprotonated esters, malonates, and nitriles are used as nucleophiles. One of the ester or nitrile units in the substrate usually undergoes hydrolysis; a cyclic mechanism is proposed to account for this observation.
- ENANTIOSELECTIVE AMINATION
- ALPHA-HYDRAZINO ACIDS