Regioselective Copper-Catalyzed Amination of Chlorobenzoic Acids: Synthesis and Solid-State Structures of N-Aryl Anthranilic Acid Derivatives
2006-01-06T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
A chemo- and regioselective copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction for effective amination of 2-chlorobenzoic acids with aniline derivatives has been developed. The method eliminates the need for acid protection and produces a wide range of N-aryl anthranilic acid derivatives in up to 99% yield. The amination was found to proceed with both electron-rich and electron-deficient aryl chlorides and anilines and also utilizes sterically hindered anilines such as 2,6-dimethylaniline and 2-tert-butylaniline. The conformational isomerism of appropriately substituted N-aryl anthranilic acids has been investigated in the solid state. Crystallographic analysis of seven anthranilic acid derivatives showed formation of two distinct supramolecular architectures exhibiting trans−anti and unprecedented trans−syn dimeric structures.