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Transition-Metal-Free Electrophilic Amination between Aryl Grignard Reagents and N-Chloroamines

Takuji Hatakeyama, Yuya Yoshimoto, Sujit K. Ghorai and Masaharu Nakamura*

*International Research Center for Elements Science, Institute for Chemical Research, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, 611-0011, Japan, Email:

T. Hatakeyama, Y. Yoshimoto, S. K. Ghorai, M. Nakamura, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 1516-1519.

DOI: 10.1021/ol100235b


In the presence of N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA) as an additive, easily prepared and handled N-chloroamines react with aryl Grignard reagents to give various arylamines in good to excellent yields. Functional groups such as ester and nitrile are tolerated.

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ID: J54-Y2010-0940