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Gold-complexes catalyzed oxidative α-cyanation of tertiary amines

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Oxidative α-cyanation of tertiary amines is catalyzed by gold complexes with trimethylsilyl cyanide to afford the corresponding α-aminonitriles in the presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide in good to excellent yields under acid-free conditions at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Gold-complexes catalyzed oxidative α-cyanation of tertiary amines

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Submitted
14 Sep 2010
Accepted
17 Nov 2010
First published
13 Dec 2010

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 2354-2356
Article type
Communication

Gold-complexes catalyzed oxidative α-cyanation of tertiary amines

Y. Zhang, H. Peng, M. Zhang, Y. Cheng and C. Zhu, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 2354
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03844J

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