Synthesis of Cyclic Imides by Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling of Diols and Amines Catalyzed by a Manganese Pincer Complex

Noel Angel Espinosa-Jalapa, Amit Kumar, Gregory Leitus, Yael Diskin-Posner, David Milstein

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The first example of base-metal-catalyzed dehydrogenative coupling of diols and amines to form cyclic imides is reported. The reaction is catalyzed by a pincer complex of the earth abundant manganese and forms hydrogen gas as the sole byproduct, making the overall process atom economical and environmentally benign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11722-11725
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - Aug 30 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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