A novel salt-free ruthenium-catalyzed alkylation of aryl amines

Dirk Hollmann, Sebastian Bähn, Annegret Tillack, Rudy Parton, Rinke Altink, Matthias Beller

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The alkylation of aryl amines using cyclic amines such as pyrrolidine proceeds via borrowing hydrogen methodology in the presence of 1 mol % Shvo catalyst. During the reaction multiple carbon-nitrogen cleavage and formation occurred. This novel reaction sequence leads to N-aryl-pyrrolidines and -piperidines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5742-5745
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number40
StatePublished - 29 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Amination
  • Amines
  • N-Alkylation
  • Ruthenium
  • Shvo catalyst


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