Chromium-Catalyzed Activation of Acyl C-O Bonds with Magnesium for Amidation of Esters with Nitroarenes
Liang Ling, Changpeng Chen, Meiming Luo, Xiaoming Zeng*
*Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry & Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China, Email: zengxiaomingscu.edu.cn
L. Ling, C. Chen, M. Luo, X. Zeng, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 1912-1916.
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A chromium-catalyzed activation of acyl C-O bonds with magnesium enables an amidation of esters with nitroarenes in the presence of chlorotrimethylsilane as additive. The reaction provides a step-economic strategy to the synthesis of important amide motifs using inexpensive and air-stable nitroarenes as amino sources.
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