New catalytic properties of iron complexes: Dehydration of amides to nitriles

Shaolin Zhou, Daniele Addis, Shoubhik Das, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Various iron carbonyl clusters such as Fe2(CO)9 or [Et3NH][HFe3(CO)11] are shown to catalyze the dehydration of amides into the corresponding nitriles in the presence of silanes in high yields; this novel protocol showed good functional group tolerance and wide substrate scope.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4883-4885
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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