Arylation of benzyl amines with aromatic nitriles†
In the past years, the activations of aromatic nitriles for radical arylations under photoirradiation have been developed. We here report the first example of radical arylations using aromatic nitriles without the assistance of photoirradiation. Importantly, with this method, the direct arylation of C(sp3)–H in benzyl amines provided a practical method for the synthesis of diarylmethylamines without the use of precious transition metal catalysts.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Organic Synthesis