Carbon Nanotube–Gold Nanohybrid Catalyzed N-Formylation of Amines by using Aqueous Formaldehyde

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  • Dr. Nimesh Shah,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)
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  • Dr. Edmond Gravel,

    1. CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
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  • Dr. Dhanaji V. Jawale,

    1. CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
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  • Dr. Eric Doris,

    Corresponding author
    1. CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
    • Eric Doris, CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

      Irishi N. N. Namboothiri, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)

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  • Prof. Dr. Irishi N. N. Namboothiri

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)
    • Eric Doris, CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

      Irishi N. N. Namboothiri, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)

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Abstract

The N-formylation of a variety of primary and secondary amines by using aqueous formaldehyde at room temperature in open air affords the corresponding formamides in excellent yield under the catalytic influence of a gold–carbon nanotube nanohybrid. The reaction is also marked by excellent chemoselectivity, low catalyst loading, and recyclability of the catalyst.

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