Zinc-catalyzed chemoselective reduction of tertiary and secondary amides to amines.
Summary of "Zinc-catalyzed chemoselective reduction of tertiary and secondary amides to amines."
General and convenient procedures for the catalytic hydrosilylation of secondary and tertiary amides under mild conditions have been developed. In the presence of inexpensive zinc catalysts, tertiary amides are easily reduced by applying monosilanes. Key to success for the reduction of the secondary amides is the use of zinc triflate and disilanes with dual SiH moieties. The presented hydrosilylations proceed with excellent chemoselectivity in the presence of sensitive ester, nitro, azo, nitrile, olefins, and other functional groups, thus making the method attractive for organic synthesis.
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Name: Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915925
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201101143
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