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Hydrodecyanation of Secondary Alkyl Nitriles and Malononitriles to Alkanes using DiMeImd-BH3

Takuji Kawamoto*, Kyohei Oritani, Atsushi Kawabata, Tsubasa Morioka, Hiroshi Matsubara and Akio Kamimura

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8611, Japan, Email: tak102yamaguchi-u.ac.jp

T. Kawamoto, K. Oritani, A. Kawabata, T. Morioka, H. Matsubara, A. Kamimura, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 6137-6142.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00105 (free Supporting Information)


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Abstract

The use of 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene borane (diMeImd-BH3) enables a decyanation of secondary aliphatic nitriles and a 2-fold decyanation of malononitriles leading to alkanes.


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Key Words

decyanation, 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene borane


ID: J42-Y2020