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Keywords:

  • aldehydes;
  • amines;
  • hydrosilylation;
  • nickel;
  • reductive amination
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That's just silyl! Selective nickel-catalyzed reductive amination of aldehydes under hydrosilylation conditions is achieved by using a one pot, two step procedure. By using an in situ-generated catalyst (5 mol %) from Ni(OAc)2 and tricyclohexylphosphine with tetramethyldisiloxane (TMDS) as the hydrosilane at 70 °C, the corresponding secondary amines were obtained in moderate to good isolated yields.