From terminal alkynes directly to branched amines

Ivette Garcia Castro, Annegret Tillack, Christian G. Hartung, Matthias Beller

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The one-pot synthesis of several branched secondary aliphatic amines is described. Hydroamination of terminal alkynes with aliphatic primary amines in the presence of Cp2Ti(η2-Me3SiC≡CSiMe3) gives the corresponding aldimines as intermediates. Reaction of these in situ produced aldimines with organolithium reagents (n-BuLi, PhLi) provides the α-branched amines in an easy way in upto 78% overall yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3217-3221
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 7 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


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