Catalytic amidation of unactivated ester derivatives mediated by trifluoroethanol

Nicola Caldwell, Craig Jamieson, Iain Simpson, Allan J B Watson

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Abstract

A catalytic amidation method has been developed, employing 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol to facilitate condensation of unactivated esters and amines, enabling the synthesis of a range of amide products in good to excellent yields. Mechanistic studies indicate the reaction proceeds through a trifluoroethanol-derived active ester intermediate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9495-9498
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume51
Issue number46
Early online date8 May 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • catalysis
  • trifluoroethanol
  • catalytic amidation

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