The First ZnII-Catalyzed Oxidative Amidation of Benzyl Alcohols with Amines under Solvent-Free Conditions

Xiao Feng Wu, Muhammad Sharif, Anahit Pews-Davtyan, Peter Langer, Khurshid Ayub, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

The first zinc-catalyzed oxidative amidation of benzyl alcohols has been developed. Both aliphatic and aromatic amines can be tolerated and applied in this reaction. Various amides were prepared in good yields under solvent-free and mild conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2783-2787
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amidation
  • Amines
  • Benzyl alcohols
  • Oxidation
  • Zinc

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