Regioselective Iron-Catalyzed Allylic Amination


  • Financial support from Prof. Dr. N. Krause, the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Dr.-Otto-Röhm-Gedächtnisstiftung, and the Fonds zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses im Fachbereich Chemie der Universität Dortmund is gratefully acknowledged.


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Iron age: An air- and water-resistant iron(−II) catalyst, in the presence of triphenylphosphane under buffered conditions, allows for the highly regioselective and stereoselective allylation of primary aromatic amines. A broad substrate range both in the aniline and in the allyl carbonate moiety is tolerated.