Efficient Copper-Mediated Reactions of Nitrenes Derived from Sulfonimidamides

Sulfonimidamides lead efficiently to nitrenes and have been converted to sulfimides, sulfoximines, and aziridines in good yields, through a copper-mediated multicomponent reaction. The stereogenic sulfur atom and the trivalent nitrogen atom present in the molecules open the way to asymmetric synthesis, whose first results are presented.