Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Curtius Rearrangement of Acyl Azides to Isocyanates

Description: The Curtius rearrangement is a rearrangement of acyl azides to give isocyanates, expelling nitrogen gas. The isocyanates can then be used in other reactions to give products such as ureas and carbamates.

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Org. Synth. 1944, 24, 94

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.024.0094

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