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Rhodium(NHC)-Catalyzed Amination of Aryl Bromides

Min Kim and Sukbok Chang*

*Department of Chemistry and Molecular-Level Interface Research Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 305-701, Korea, Email:

M. Kim, S. Chang, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 1640-1643.

DOI: 10.1021/ol100437j


A rhodium-catalyzed amination reaction of aryl halides with amines takes place in the presence of a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand. The active metal species responsible for the reaction progress was identified. This convenient and mild procedure for Rh-catalyzed N-arylation displays a wide range of substrate scope and high degree of functional group tolerance.

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