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N-Methylation of Amines with Methanol in Aqueous Solution Catalyzed by a Water-Soluble Metal-Ligand Bifunctional Dinuclear Iridium Catalyst

Chong Meng, Peng Liu, Nguyen Thanh Tung, Xingyou Han and Feng Li*

*School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Nanjing 210094, People’s Republic of China, Email:

C. Meng, P. Liu, N. T. Tung, X. Han, F. Li, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 5815-5824.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b03411

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A water-soluble metal-ligand bifunctional dinuclear iridium complex catalyzes an N-methylation of amines with methanol in aqueous solution. A range of desirable products were obtained in high yields under environmentally benign conditions.

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