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Catalysis Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 339–344 | Cite as

Ruthenium complex-catalyzed synthesis of carbamates by dehydrogenative reaction of formamides with alcohols

  • Shinji Kotachi
  • Teruyuki Kondo
  • Yoshihisa Watanabe
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Abstract

In the presence of a catalytic amount of RuCl2(PPh3)3, various alkyl N-arylcarbamates are obtained in 23–82% yields by dehydrogenative reaction of N-aryl substituted formamides with alcohols. The present reaction offers an alternative method for phosgene- and carbon monoxide-free synthesis of carbamates.

Keywords

Homogeneous catalyst ruthenium complex carbamate formamide alcohol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinji Kotachi
    • 1
  • Teruyuki Kondo
    • 1
  • Yoshihisa Watanabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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