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Ruthenium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Oxidative Amination of Aminoalkenes Enables Rapid Synthesis of Cyclic Imines

Teruyuki Kondo, Takumi Okada and Take-aki Mitsudo*

*Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan, Email:

T. Kondo, T. Okada, T.-A. Mitsudo, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 186-187.

DOI: 10.1021/ja017012k


[RuCl2(CO)3]2/dppp is a highly effective catalyst system for the intramolecular oxidative amination of various aminoalkenes in presence of K2CO3 and allyl acetate in N-methylpiperidine to give the corresponding cyclic imines and indoles in excellent yields.

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Key Words

Imines, Indoles, 1-Pyrrolines

ID: J48-Y2002-1000