Catalytic aminomethylation of alkenes in a dimethylformamide medium
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- Karakhanov, E.A., Runova, E.A., Kardasheva, Y.S. et al. Pet. Chem. (2012) 52: 179. doi:10.1134/S096554411203005X
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The hydroaminomethylation of alkenes with dimethylamine catalyzed by rhodium and ruthenium complexes in a dimethylformamide medium under synthesis-gas pressures of 2 MPa has been studied. It has been shown that the combined use of these metals leads to a significant increase in the rate of formation of amines and selectivity for n-alkyldimethylamine. It has been found that the reaction can proceed with dimethylformamide used as an aminating agent without the addition of dimethylamine.