, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 179-185
Date: 15 May 2012

Catalytic aminomethylation of alkenes in a dimethylformamide medium

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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.