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A Copper-Catalyzed C-N Bond Formation Involving sp-Hybridized Carbons. A Direct Entry to Chiral Ynamides via N-Alkynylation of Amides

Michael O. Frederick, Jason A. Mulder, Michael R. Tracey, Richard P. Hsung,* Jian Huang, Kimberly C. M. Kurtz, Lichun Shen and Christopher J. Douglas

*Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, Email:

M. O. Frederick, J. A. Mulder, M. R. Tracey, R. P. Hsung, J. Huang, K. C. M. Kurtz, L. Shen, C. J. Douglas, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 2368-2369.

DOI: 10.1021/ja021304j


A copper-catalyzed direct N-alkynylation of amides has been developed leading to a facile entry for syntheses of chiral ynamides.

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ID: J48-Y2003-1320