The TBHP/TBAI-mediated synthesis of N-(pyridine-2-yl)amides in water from ketones and 2-aminopyridine via direct oxidative C-C bond cleavage has been developed. A series of ketones, including more challenging inactive aromatic ketones substituted with diverse long-chain alkyl groups, were selectively converted to N-(pyridine-2-yl)amides. Furthermore, the protocol can be applied to aryl alkyl carbinols to afford the corresponding amides in moderate to good yields.
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- Organic Chemistry