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N‑Formylation of Amines by Methanol Activation

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posted on 05.04.2013, 00:00 by Nuria Ortega, Christian Richter, Frank Glorius
The homogeneous catalyzed dehydrogenation of methanol in a synthetically valuable cross-coupling reaction was achieved. By the use of a simple ruthenium-N-heterocyclic carbene complex, MeOH and primary or secondary amines can be converted into formamides.