Herein, direct unreactive C-N borylation of aromatic amines by a photocatalyst was achieved. The C-N borylation of aromatic amines with bis(pinacolato)diboron (B2pin2) proceeded using a pyrene catalyst under light irradiation to afford desired borylated products and aminoborane as a byproduct. The yield of the borylated product improved under a CO2 atmosphere which probably reduced the inhibitory effect of aminoborane. Mechanistic studies suggested that the C-N bond cleavage and C-B bond formation proceeded via a concerted pathway.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry