Amine-bis(phenolate) Iron(III)-catalysed Formal Hydroamination of Olefins

Kailong Zhu, Michael Shaver, Stephen Thomas

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Abstract

We report a practical synthesis of highly functionalised amines by the formal hydroamination reaction of alkenes with nitroarenes catalysed by an air stable amine-bis(phenolate) iron(III) complex. The reaction uses the easily handled phenylsilane, low catalyst loadings and mild reaction conditions. A wide range of substrates are transformed with synthetically useful yields (21 examples).

Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry, an Asian journal
Early online date11 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Feb 2016

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