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Organic Ligand-Free Alkylation of Amines, Carboxamides, Sulfonamides, and Ketones by Using Alcohols Catalyzed by Heterogeneous Ag/Mo Oxides

Authors

  • Xinjiang Cui,

    1. Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Middle Tianshui Road, 18, Lanzhou, 730000 (China), Fax: (+86) 931-8277088
    2. Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (China)
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  • Dr. Yan Zhang,

    1. Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Middle Tianshui Road, 18, Lanzhou, 730000 (China), Fax: (+86) 931-8277088
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  • Dr. Feng Shi,

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Middle Tianshui Road, 18, Lanzhou, 730000 (China), Fax: (+86) 931-8277088
    • Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Middle Tianshui Road, 18, Lanzhou, 730000 (China), Fax: (+86) 931-8277088
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  • Prof. Youquan Deng

    1. Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Middle Tianshui Road, 18, Lanzhou, 730000 (China), Fax: (+86) 931-8277088
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Errata

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  1. Errata: Corrigendum: Organic Ligand-Free Alkylation of Amines, Carboxamides, Sulfonamides, and Ketones by Using Alcohols Catalyzed by Heterogeneous Ag/Mo Oxides Volume 17, Issue 5, 1382, Article first published online: 26 January 2011

Abstract

Complicated and expensive organic ligands are normally essential in fine chemical synthesis at preparative or industrial levels. The synthesis of fine chemicals by using heterogeneous catalyst systems without additive organic ligand is highly desirable but severely limited due to their poor generality and rigorous reaction conditions. Here, we show the results of carbon–nitrogen or carbon–carbon bond formation catalyzed by an Ag/Mo hybrid material with specific Ag6Mo10O33 crystal structure. 48 nitrogen- or oxygen-containing compounds, that is, amines, carboxamides, sulfonamides, and ketones, were successfully synthesized through a borrowing-hydrogen mechanism. Up to 99 % isolated yields were obtained under relatively mild conditions without additive organic ligand. The catalytic process shows promise for the efficient and economic synthesis of amine, carboxamide, sulfonamide, and ketone derivatives because of the simplicity of the system and ease of operation.

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