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Iodine-Catalyzed C-N Bond Formation: Synthesis of 3-Aminoquinoxalinones under Ambient Conditions

Abhishek Gupta, Mahesh Subhashrao Deshmukh and Nidhi Jain*

*Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi 110016, India, Email:

A. Gupta, M. S. Deshmuk, N. Jain, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 4748-4792.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00464

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A metal-free cross-dehydrogenative coupling between quinoxalinones and amines in the presence of catalytic iodine and aqueous tert-butyl hydroperoxide as the terminal oxidant provides 3-aminoquinoxalinones in good yields in dioxane as solvent. The reaction is highly versatile and exhibits good functional group tolerance with a range of primary and secondary amines.

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Key Words

quinoxalinones, TBHP

ID: J42-Y2017