Development of new hydrogenations of imines and benign reductive hydroaminations: Zinc triflate as a catalyst

Svenja Werkmeister, Steffen Fleischer, Shaolin Zhou, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

The hydrogenation of imines to amines in the presence of catalytic amounts of zinc triflate has been demonstrated for the first time. In addition, an efficient procedure for the reductive hydroamination of alkynes to amines is presented using zinc triflate as a catalyst precursor. In both protocols a variety of different functional groups are tolerated, and the reactions proceed smoothly in high yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-782
Number of pages6
JournalChemSusChem
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • amines
  • catalysis
  • hydroamination
  • hydrogenation
  • zinc

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