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Reaction of Primary Aromatic Amines with Alkyl Carbonates over NaY Faujasite:  A Convenient and Selective Access to Mono-N-alkyl Anilines

Maurizio Selva*, Pietro Tundo and Alvise Perosa

*Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali dell'UniversitÓ Ca' Foscari, Calle Larga S. Marta, 2137-30123 - Venezia, Italy, Email:

M. Selva, P. Tundo, A. Perosa, J. Org. Chem., 2001, 66, 677-680.

DOI: 10.1021/jo0006728

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At atmospheric pressure and at 130-160░C, primary aromatic amines are mono-N-alkylated with a very high selectivity in a single step, with symmetrical and asymmetrical dialkyl carbonates in the presence of a commercially available NaY faujasite. No solvents are required.

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ID: J42-Y2001