Selective synthesis of primary amines directly from alcohols and ammonia

Chidambaram Gunanathan, David Milstein

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) Air stable and waterproof: Selective and efficient synthesis of primary amines directly from alcohols and ammonia is achieved under mild conditions (see scheme). The reaction is homogenously catalyzed by a novel air-stable ruthenium pincer complex and can proceed in toluene or even in the absence of solvent or "on water".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8661-8664
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume47
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 27 2008

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Keywords

  • Amines
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Pincer ligands
  • Ruthenium
  • Synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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