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Intermolecular Addition of Alcohols to Carbodiimides Catalyzed by Rare-Earth Metal Amides

Abstract

A novel catalytic behavior of simple rare-earth metal amides RE[N(SiMe3)2]3 (RE = La(1), Nd(2), Sm(3), Yb(4), Y(5)) in the intermolecular addition of alcohols to carbodiimides was disclosed. A series of isoureas were obtained in good to excellent yields via the addition reaction in the presence of the optimal lanthanum amide La[N(SiMe3)2]3. Kinetic studies were also conducted and a possible mechanism of the catalytic transformation was suggested.

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The article was received on 31 Oct 2017, accepted on 28 Nov 2017 and first published on 05 Dec 2017


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00991G
Citation: Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Intermolecular Addition of Alcohols to Carbodiimides Catalyzed by Rare-Earth Metal Amides

    L. Hu, C. Lu, B. Zhao and Y. Yao, Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00991G

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