Highly Selective Synthesis of Enamines from Olefins

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

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Astonishing chemoselectivity is observed in the rhodium-catalyzed formation of enamines from olefins, CO, H2, and amines (see scheme). This new reaction can be used with a broad range of substrates and is high-yielding and highly selective (n/iso = 99:1 in most cases).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5615-5619
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number45
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Amines
  • Enamines
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Rhodium
  • Synthetic methods


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