Formylation Reaction of Amines Using N-Formylcarbazole

Bubwoong Kang, Yuki Shimizu, Yusaku Tamura, Eigo Fukuda, Ken Ichiro Hamamoto, Yuichiro Uchida, Yoko Yasuno, Atsushi Nakayama, Tetsuya Satoh, Masaki Kuse, Tetsuro Shinada

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Formamides are useful starting materials for pharmaceutical syntheses. Although various synthetic methods have been documented in this regard, the use of N-formylcarbazole as a formylation reagent for amines has not yet been reported. We report here the first examples of the use of N-formylcarbazole for the formylation of amines. The characteristic reactivity of N-formylcarbazole enables the selective formylation of sterically less hindered aliphatic primary and secondary amines. In contrast, sterically bulkier amines and weakly nucleophilic amines such as anilines are less reactive under the reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-497
Number of pages6
JournalChemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Drug Discovery


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