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Keywords:

  • Imines;
  • Oxidative coupling;
  • Heterogeneous catalysis;
  • Amines;
  • Alcohols

Abstract

The convenient transition-metal-free synthesis of imines through oxidative coupling of alcohols and amines is reported. The reaction is catalyzed by NaOH (10 mol-%) and is performed with air as an oxidant in the absence of any co-solvent.