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Synthesis of Imines


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A mild three-component reaction of aromatic aldehydes, alkyl bromides, and aqueous ammonia as the nitrogen source gives imines in very good yields. The reaction conditions are compatible with a range of functional groups. The reaction of aldehydes and aqueous ammonia with epoxides leads to imines bearing a vicinal hydroxyl group regioselectively.
J.-M. Huang, J.-F. Zhang, Y. Dong, W. Gong, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 3511-3514.