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Transamination at the Crossroad of the One-Pot Synthesis of N‑Substituted Quinonediimines and C‑Substituted Benzobisimidazoles

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posted on 07.10.2016, 21:48 by Judicaelle Andeme Edzang, Zhongrui Chen, Hassib Audi, Gabriel Canard, Olivier Siri
A green and very efficient synthesis of N-substituted benzoquinonediimines or C-substituted benzo-bis­(imidazole) derivatives is described under similar conditions. The different reaction pathway is only controlled by the nature of the primary amines, which tunes the reactivity of the intermediates.