Nitrene transfer reactions mediated by metallo-porphyrin complexes.Dalton Trans. 2009 Jul 28DT
Nitrene transfer reactions represent a useful methodology to synthesize in a few steps high added-value compounds used as organic intermediates. Herein, we describe the catalytic activity of metal porphyrin complexes in a wide range of reactions such as C-H hydrocarbon amination and olefin aziridination to synthesize nitrogen containing molecules. All the most important nitrene sources have been reviewed stressing the potentiality and limits of each one in the particular class of chemical transformation.