A Cu(I)-Catalyzed C-H α-Amination of Esters. Direct Synthesis of Hydantoins
Baoguo Zhao, Haifeng Du and Yian Shi
*Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, Email: yianlamar.colostate.edu
B. Zhao, H. Du, Y. Shi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 7220-7221.
DOI: 10.1021/ja802242h (free Supporting Information)
A novel intermolecular α-amination process of esters using CuCl as catalyst and di-tert-butyldiaziridinone as nitrogen source forms hydantoins effectively under mild reaction conditions.
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