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A one-pot synthesis of N-alkylaminobenzenes from nitroaromatics: reduction followed by reductive amination using B10H14

Jong Woo Bae, Young Jin Cho, Seung Hwan Lee, Choon-Ock Maing Yoon and Cheol Min Yoon*

*Department of Life Science & Biotechnology, Graduate school of Biotechnology, Korea University, 1, 5-Ka, Anam-Dong Sungbuk-Ku, Seoul, 136-701 Korea, Email:

J. W. Bae, Y. J. Cho, S. H. Lee, C.-O. M. Yoon, C. M. Yoon, Chem. Commun., 2000, 1857-1858.

DOI: 10.39/b005194m


N-Alkylaminobenzenes were prepared in a simple and efficient one-pot synthesis by reduction of nitrobenzenes followed by reductive amination with decaborane (B10H14) in the presence of 10% Pd/C.

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Key Words

reduction, reduction of nitro compouns, reductive amination, arylamines, decaborane

ID: JXX-Y2000-390