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Rhenium-Catalyzed Highly Efficient Oxidations of Tertiary Nitrogen Compounds to N-Oxides Using Sodium Percarbonate as Oxygen Source

Suman L. Jain, Jomy K. Joseph, Bir Sain*

*Chemical and Biotechnology Division, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun 248005, India, Email:

S. L. Jain, J. K. Joseph, B. Sain, Synlett, 2006, 2661-2663.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-951487


Sodium percarbonate is an ideal and efficient oxygen source for the oxidation of tertiary nitrogen compounds to N-oxides in excellent yields in the presence of various rhenium-based catalysts under mild reaction conditions.

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Key Words

rhenium, methyltrioxorhenium, solid oxidants, sodium percarbonate, oxidation, N-oxides (pyridines, amines)

ID: J60-Y2006-4690