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One-Pot Synthesis of Diarylamines from Two Aromatic Amines via Oxidative Dearomatization–Imino Exchange–Reductive Aromatization

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posted on 2013-04-19, 00:00 authored by Li Zhang, Weibin Wang, Renhua Fan
A one-pot synthetic strategy for diarylamines using only aromatic amines as starting materials has been developed. This method involved a PhI(OAc)2-induced oxidative dearomatization of N-sulfonyl protected para-substituted anilines, a Bi(OTf)3-catalyzed imino exchange reaction between N-sulfonyl cyclohexadienimines and aromatic amines, and a CF3COOH/Zn mediated reductive aromatization of the resulting N-aryl cyclohexadienimines.