A reductive amination of carbonyls with amines using decaborane in methanol
Jong Woo Bae, Seung Hwan Lee, Young Jin Cho, Cheol Min Yoon*
*Department of Life Science & Biotechnology, Graduate school of Biotechnology, Korea University, 1, 5-Ka, Anam-Dong Sungbuk-Ku, Seoul, 136-701 Korea, Email: cmyoonkorea.ac.kr
J. W. Bae, S. H. Lee, Y. J. Cho, C. M. Yoon, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 2000, 145-146.
Aldehydes and ketones were easily converted to the corresponding amines by the reaction of amines in methanol using decaborane (B10H14) at room temperature under nitrogen. The reaction is simple and efficient.
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