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Visible-Light-Mediated Synthesis of Amides from Aldehydes and Amines via in Situ Acid Chloride Formation

Naeem Iqbal and Eun Jin Cho*

*Department of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, Hanyang University, Ansan 426-791, Republic of Korea, Email:

N. Iqbal, E. J. Cho, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 1905-1911.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b02726


Using an efficient visible-light photocatalysis-based method, a mixture of an aldehyde, tert-butyl hydrogen peroxide, and N-chlorosuccinimide afforded an acid chloride in the presence of Ru(bpy)3Cl2 as photocatalyst. A subsequent reaction with an amine provided the corresponding amide.

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Key Words

oxidative amidation, TBHP, NCS, acyl chlorides

ID: J42-Y2016