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Nickel-Catalyzed Esterification of Amides Under Mild Conditions

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Abstract

The use of ligands to adjust the catalytic activity of the catalyst for esterification of amides is challenge in organic chemistry. In this paper, Nickel(II)-NHC-catalyzed the esterification reaction between N,N-di-Boc amide and alcohols at room temperature have been demonstrated. The imidazolium salt bearing a hydroxyl functionalized side arm showed high effective catalytic activity in the activation of the amide N–C bond in air atmosphere.

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Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the Shanxi Natural Science Foundation of China for the Project (No. 2011011006-4), and 1331 Project of Shanxi Province.

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Li, J., Wang, Y., Wu, Y. et al. Nickel-Catalyzed Esterification of Amides Under Mild Conditions. Catal Lett 150, 874–880 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-019-02966-6

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Keywords

  • N-heterocyclic carbene
  • Nickel
  • Catalysis
  • Amides