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tert-Butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP)-mediated oxidative self-coupling of amines to imines over a α-MnO2 catalyst

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Abstract

We here demonstrate a simple, efficient and eco-friendly protocol for the direct synthesis of imines from amines via a facile α-MnO2 catalyzed-procedure at rt. Up to 13 benzylic, heterocyclic, and normal aliphatic imines were synthesized with 95–99% selectivity at 82–99% conversion.

Graphical abstract: tert-Butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP)-mediated oxidative self-coupling of amines to imines over a α-MnO2 catalyst

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Submitted
10 Nov 2013
Accepted
03 Jan 2014
First published
07 Jan 2014

Green Chem., 2014,16, 2523-2527
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tert-Butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP)-mediated oxidative self-coupling of amines to imines over a α-MnO2 catalyst

Z. Zhang, F. Wang, M. Wang, S. Xu, H. Chen, C. Zhang and J. Xu, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 2523
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42312C

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