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A copper-mediated oxidative N-cyanation reaction

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Abstract

Copper-promoted N-cyanation of aliphatic sec-amine by CuCN is achieved via oxidative coupling. This procedure employs O2 as a clean oxidant. Notably, sulfoximines and 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidine also worked well in this procedure. Thus, it represents a key progress in the C–N bond formation reaction as well as in the cyanation reaction.

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The article was received on 07 May 2014, accepted on 04 Jun 2014 and first published on 05 Jun 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03439B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 8412-8415
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    A copper-mediated oxidative N-cyanation reaction

    F. Teng, J. Yu, Y. Jiang, H. Yang and J. Cheng, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8412
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03439B

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