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Facile Preparation of Hydrazones by the Treatment of Azides with Hydrazines Catalyzed by FeCl36H2O

Ian C. Barrett, Jonathan D. Langille and Michael A. Kerr*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B7, Email:

I. C. Barrett, J. D. Langille, M. A. Kerr, J. Org. Chem., 2000, 65, 6268-6269.

DOI: 10.1021/jo000708w

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A variety of azides were treated with N,N-dimethylhydrazine in the presence of ferric chloride hexahydrate as catalyst in refluxing acetonitrile to provide pure hydrazones.

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