The Use of Ureates as Activators for Samarium Diiodide
Chriss E. McDonald*, Jeremy D. Ramsey, Christopher C. McAtee, Joseph R. Mauck, Erin M. Hale and Justin A. Cumens
*Department of Chemistry, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701, United States, Email: mcdonaldlycoming.edu
C. E. McDonald, J. D. Ramsey, C. C. McAtee, J. R. Mauck, E. M. Hale, J. A. Cumens, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 5710-5716.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00733 (free Supporting Information)
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Several ureates formed by treatment of the corresponding ureas with n-BuLi activate SmI2 to a substantial extent toward dehalogenations of alkyl and aryl halides including substrates of low reactivity such as aryl fluorides.
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