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Magnetically Separable CuFe2O4 Nanoparticles in PEG: A Recyclable Catalytic System for the Amination of Aryl Iodides

A. Suresh Kumar, T. Ramani, B. Sreedhar*

*Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Hyderabad 500007, India, Email:

A. S. Kumar, T. Ramani, B. Sreedhar, Synlett, 2013, 24, 843-846.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1316905


Magnetically separable CuFe2O4 nanoparticles in a poly(ethylene glycol) medium are an inexpensive, nontoxic, environmentally benign, and recyclable system for the amination of various aryl iodides with aqueous ammonia to afford the corresponding aryl amines in good yields. The catalytic system was recycled five times with consistent activity.

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Key Words

amination, aryl iodides, aqueous ammonia, CuFe2O4, aromatic amines

ID: J60-Y2013