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Novel and Facile Transformation of N,N-Disubstituted Glycylamides into Corresponding Cyanamides by Using Pentavalent Iodine Reagents in Combination with Tetraethylammonium Bromide

Kiran H. Chaudhari, Ulhas S. Mahajan, Dinesh S. Bhalerao, Krishnacharya G. Akamanchi*

*Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400 019, India, Email:

K. H. Chaudhari, U. S. Mahajan, D. S. Bhalerao, K. G. Akamanchi, Synlett, 2007, 2815-2818.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-991093


A novel and facile transformation of N,N-disubstituted glycylamides into corresponding cyanamides using pentavalent iodine reagents and tetraethylammonium bromide offers advantages such as use of non toxic reagents, shorter reaction times and good yields.

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Key Words

pentavalent iodine reagents, o-iodoxybenzoic acid, Dess-Martin periodinane, tetraethylammonium bromide, glycyl­amides, cyanamides

ID: J60-Y2007-3620