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ZnO as a New Catalyst for N-Formylation of Amines under Solvent-Free Conditions

Mona Hosseini-Sarvari* and Hashem Sharghi*

*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, I.R., Iran, Email:,

M. Hosseini-Sarvari, H. Sharghi, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 6652-6654.

DOI: 10.1021/jo060847z


A mild, simple, and selective N-formylation of amines with formic acid in the presence of ZnO under solvent-free conditions gives products in excellent yields.

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Key Words

Amides, Green Chemistry

ID: J42-Y2006-2530