Amines made easily: A highly selective hydroaminomethylation of olefins

Moballigh Ahmed, Abdul Majeed Seayad, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller

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A highly chemo- and regioselective hydroaminomethylation of simple as well as functionalized α-olefins using a cationic rhodium precatalyst together with Xantphos as ligand is reported. Studies of the influence of ligands and reaction conditions led to an unprecedented selective hydroaminomethylation procedure. The novel procedure constitutes an economically attractive and environmentally favorable synthesis of secondary and tertiary aliphatic amines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10311-10318
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number34
StatePublished - 27 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


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