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CuBr-Catalyzed Reaction of N,N-Dimethylanilines and Silyl Enol Ethers: An Alternative Route to β-Arylamino Ketones

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posted on 2009-08-20, 00:00 authored by Lehao Huang, Xunbin Zhang, Yuhong Zhang
A wide range of silyl enol ethers undergo the reactions with N,N-dimethylanilines in the presence of transition metal catalysts under mild conditions to give β-arylamino ketones. In the cases of silyl enol ethers derived from unsymmetrical ketones, regiospecific addition of carbonyl compounds was obtained at the olefinic position of silyl enol ether.