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Issue 4, 2014
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The redox-A3 reaction

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This highlight details the recent emergence of a new type of A3 reaction (three-component condensation of an amine, an aldehyde and an alkyne). In contrast to the classic A3 coupling process, the redox-A3 reaction incorporates an iminium isomerization step and leads to amine α-alkynylation. The overall transformation is redox-neutral by virtue of a combined reductive N-alkylation/oxidative C–H bond functionalization.

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21 Jan 2014
12 Mar 2014
First published
13 Mar 2014

Org. Chem. Front., 2014,1, 426-429
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The redox-A3 reaction

D. Seidel, Org. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 426
DOI: 10.1039/C4QO00022F

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