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A facile access for the C-N bond formation by transition metal-free oxidative coupling of benzylic C-H bonds and amides



Using 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DDQ) as the oxidant, we communicate an efficient oxidative C-N coupling of benzylic C-H bonds with amides to afford a series of amination products in good yields. A wide range of functional groups as well as various sulfonamides and carboxamides are well tolerated. Moreover, this reaction involves both the challenging C-H functionalization and C-N bond formation.


oxidative coupling C-N bond formation amination C-H functionalization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Molecular SciencesWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.National Research Centre for Carbohydrate SynthesisJiangxi Normal UniversityNanchangChina

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