Aerobic oxidative homocoupling of aryl amines using heterogeneous rhodium catalysts

Kenji Matsumoto, Kento Dougomori, Shohei Tachikawa, Takanori Ishii, Mitsuru Shindo

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The first heterogeneous catalyzed oxidative coupling of aryl amines is reported. Aryl amines were dimerized at room temperature under air using a heterogeneous Rh/C catalyst in the presence of acids. By choosing a suitable acidic solvent, biaryl compounds and carbazoles were selectively prepared in good yields. This reaction is operationally simple and provides an effi cient synthetic methodology for the preparation of biaryl diamines via oxidative C - H activation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4754-4757
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 19 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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