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Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Precursors

Adila Aidouni, Albert Demonceau, Lionel Delaude*

*Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM), Institut de Chimie (B6a), Université de Liège, Sart-Tilman, 4000 Liège, Belgium, Email:

A. Aidouni, A. Demonceau, L. Delaude, Synlett, 2006, 493-495.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-932455

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A very simple and efficient, microwave-assisted procedure is reported for the synthesis of 1,3-diarylimidazolinium chlorides by cyclization of N,N′-diarylethylenediamines dihydrochlorides with triethyl orthoformate.

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Key Words

amines, cyclizations, heterocycles, imidazolinium salts, ligands, microwave synthesis

ID: J60-Y2006-4300