Reductive monoalkylation of aromatic and aliphatic nitro compounds and the corresponding amines with nitriles Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Nacario, Ruel; Kotakonda, Shailaja; Fouchard, David M; Tillekeratne, L M; Hudson, Rich A


  • [reaction: see text] A simple, selective, rapid, and efficient procedure for the synthesis of secondary amines from the reductive alkylation of either aliphatic or aromatic nitro compounds and the corresponding amines is reported. Ammonium formate is used as the hydrogen source and Pd/C as the hydrogen transfer catalyst. The reaction is carried out at room temperature. The rate differences for the preferential formation of secondary over tertiary products are due to both steric and electronic factors.

publication date

  • 2005

published in

start page

  • 471

end page

  • 4


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