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Copper/TEMPO catalysed synthesis of nitriles from aldehydes or alcohols using aqueous ammonia and with air as the oxidant

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Copper/TEMPO catalysts can be used to prepare nitriles from aldehydes or alcohols using aqueous ammonia. Readily accessible methods were developed that enable standard glassware to be used with air as the source of O2. It was further shown that, at higher temperatures in a pressurised reactor under limiting oxygen conditions (8% O2), catalyst loadings of 1 mol% could be employed.

Graphical abstract: Copper/TEMPO catalysed synthesis of nitriles from aldehydes or alcohols using aqueous ammonia and with air as the oxidant

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Submitted
27 Mar 2013
Accepted
22 May 2013
First published
23 May 2013

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 6030-6032
Article type
Communication

Copper/TEMPO catalysed synthesis of nitriles from aldehydes or alcohols using aqueous ammonia and with air as the oxidant

L. M. Dornan, Q. Cao, J. C. A. Flanagan, J. J. Crawford, M. J. Cook and M. J. Muldoon, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 6030
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42231C

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