Improved ruthenium-catalyzed amination of alcohols with ammonia: Synthesis of diamines and amino esters

Sebastian Imm, Sebastian Bähn, Min Zhang, Lorenz Neubert, Helfried Neumann, Florian Klasovsky, Jan Pfeffer, Thomas Haas, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Diamination of diols: The first homogeneously catalyzed diaminations of primary and secondary diols with ammonia give the corresponding diamines. Other primary as well as secondary alcohols including hydroxy-substituted esters can also be efficiently converted to primary amines. This atom-efficient and selective amination method proceeds in an ammonia atmosphere without additional hydrogen sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7599-7603
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume50
Issue number33
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • alcohols
  • amines
  • ammonia
  • ruthenium

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