Photooxidative Amidation of Aldehydes with Amines Catalyzed by Rose Bengal

Franco King Chi Leung, Jian Fang Cui, Tze Wai Hui, Karen Ka Yan Kung, Man Kin Wong

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An efficient method for photooxidative amidation of aldehydes with secondary amines has been developed. With the use of a readily available photocatalyst rose bengal, tertiary amides (with examples of oligosaccharides and endoperoxide artemisinin) were obtained in good yields with high chemoselectivity and functional-group compatibility under mild reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


  • Amidation
  • Artemisinin
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Rose bengal
  • Tertiary amides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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