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Iodine-Catalyzed Diazenylation with Arylhydrazine Hydrochlorides in Air

Dinesh S. Barak, Shashikant U. Dighe, Ilesha Avasthi and Sanjay Batra*

*Medicinal and Process Chemistry Division, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Sector 10, Jankipuram extension, Sitapur Road, Lucknow 226031, India, Email:

D. S. Barak, S. U. Dighe, I. Avasthi, S. Batra, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 3361-3366.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b03149

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A mild diazenylation of active methylene compounds and N-heterocyclic compounds with arylhydrazine hydrochlorides is mediated by iodine under basic aerobic conditions. The reaction could be executed either under heating or in the presence of blue LED light.

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Key Words

hydrazones, oxygen

ID: J42-Y2018