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The potassium hydride mediated trimerization of imines

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Abstract

A novel reaction, the potassium hydride mediated synthesis of fulvenes, is described. The synthesis utilizes N-aryl imines as an inexpensive starting material affording novel substituted aminofulvenes. It is proposed that the presence of the metalated enamine as well as the imine (ratio 2 ∶ 1) leads to the formation of an initial dimerization and a transient trimerization product, which cyclizes, giving rise to the aminofulvene.

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The article was received on 22 Oct 2010, accepted on 11 Feb 2011 and first published on 25 Feb 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04565A
Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 4183-4185

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    The potassium hydride mediated trimerization of imines

    K. Kutlescha, G. T. Venkanna and R. Kempe, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 4183
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04565A

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