Efficient Demethylation of N,N-Dimethylanilines with Phenyl Chloroformate in Ionic Liquids
Satomi Imoria, Hideo Togo*
*Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University, Yayoi-cho 1-33, Inage-ku 263-8522, Japan, Email: togofaculty.chiba-u.jp
S. Imoria, H. Togo, Synlett, 2006, 2629-2632.
Demethylation of N,N-dimethylanilines was carried out in various ionic liquids and acetonitrile as well as under solvent-free conditions. The reactivity dramatically depends on the employed solvent, with [bmim]Cl showing the best reactivity.
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