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Oxidation–Reduction Condensation of Diazaphosphites for Carbon–Heteroatom Bond Formation Based on Mitsunobu Mechanism

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posted on 20.01.2017, 21:45 by Hai Huang, Jun Yong Kang
An efficient oxidation–reduction condensation reaction of diazaphosphites with various nonacidic pronucleophiles in the presence of DIAD as a weak oxidant has been developed for carbon–heteroatom bond formation. This mild process affords structurally diverse tertiary amines, secondary amines, esters, ethers, and thioethers in moderate to excellent yields. The selective synthesis of secondary amines from primary amines has been achieved. Importantly, a practical application to the synthesis of antiparkinsonian agent piribedil has been demonstrated.