Organocatalytic, Oxidative, Intramolecular C[BOND]H Bond Amination and Metal-free Cross-Amination of Unactivated Arenes at Ambient Temperature


  • We thank Prof. Dr. H. Waldmann for his generous support.


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The twinkling of an I: In a new atom-economical and environmentally friendly organocatalytic method for intramolecular C[BOND]H amination, the C[BOND]N bond forms at ambient temperature by abstraction of two atoms of hydrogen; only acetic acid and water are formed as by-products. The method has also been extended to the unprecedented metal-free cross-amination of nonactivated arenes.