[Cp*RhCl2]2-catalyzed ortho-C-H bond amination of acetophenone o-methyloximes with primary N-chloroalkylamines: Convenient synthesis of N-alkyl-2-acylanilines

Ka Ho Ng, Zhongyuan Zhou, Wing Yiu Yu

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Rh(iii)-catalyzed aromatic C-H amination of acetophenone o-methyloximes with primary N-chloroalkylamines was developed, and the arylamine products were obtained in up to 92% yield. The reaction probably involves rate-limiting electrophilic C-H bond cleavage (kH/kD= 2).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7031-7033
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number63
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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