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Copper-Catalyzed Amidation with Chloramine T
R. Bhuyan, K. M. Nicholas*
University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA
22 November 2007 (online)
The functionalization of hydrocarbons via a direct C-H amination is a highly attractive synthetic transformation. The method reported herein is remarkably simple and uses only inexpensive, commercially available reagents and catalysts. Good yields of products are obtained from benzylic substrates as well as from some cyclic ethers. Alkenes undergo amidochlorination along with allylic amidation. The products can be reductively deprotected to the corresponding benzylamines.