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The aryne Sommelet–Hauser rearrangement

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An aryne induced transition-metal-free and mild Sommelet–Hauser rearrangement of tertiary benzylamines for the synthesis of α-aryl amino acid derivatives in moderate to good yields is presented. Unlike the conventional Sommelet–Hauser rearrangement of ammonium salts, the methodology developed herein requires neither harsh conditions nor strong bases. Moreover, a temperature dependent switchable selectivity for the Sommelet–Hauser and Stevens [1,2] rearrangements has been observed.

Graphical abstract: The aryne Sommelet–Hauser rearrangement

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23 Jan 2019
11 Feb 2019
First published
12 Feb 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 3004-3007
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The aryne Sommelet–Hauser rearrangement

T. Roy, R. N. Gaykar, S. Bhattacharjee and A. T. Biju, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 3004
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00629J

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