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Carbamate esters: a simple, mild method of formation

Ken J. Butcher*
  • *Department of Discovery Chemistry, Pfizer Central Research, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9NJ, England
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22 March 2002 (online)

Carbamate esters can be prepared in good yields from primary, secondary and aromatic amines, CO2 and a variety of electrophiles. The reactions are straightforward and are performed at room temperature and atmospheric pressure, in the presence of an inorganic base.