Highly Efficient and Selective Catalytic N-Alkylation of Amines with Alcohols in Water

Authors

  • Dr. Jakob Norinder,

    1. Leibniz Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock e.V. A.-Einstein Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51202
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  • Prof. Dr. Armin Börner

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    1. Leibniz Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock e.V. A.-Einstein Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51202
    2. Institut für Chemie der Universität Rostock, A.-Einstein Str. 3a, 18059 Rostock (Germany)
    • Leibniz Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock e.V. A.-Einstein Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51202
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Abstract

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Getting fresh with iridium: Water is the solvent of choice in the N-alkylation of amines with iridium catalysts. Numerous secondary and tertiary amines can be assembled with excellent yields and chemoselectivity.

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