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Cu(I)-Catalyzed C−H α-Amination of Aryl Ketones: Direct Synthesis of Imidazolinones

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posted on 05.06.2009, 00:00 by Baoguo Zhao, Haifeng Du, Yian Shi
This paper describes an α-amination process of aryl ketones using CuCl as catalyst and di-tert-butyldiaziridinone as the nitrogen source. A variety of imidazolinone derivatives are prepared in moderate yields under mild conditions. A possible catalytic cycle is proposed for this reaction.