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A practical iodine-catalyzed oxidative conversion of aldehydes to nitriles
- Fang, Chaojie, Li, Meichao, Hu, Xinquan, Mo, Weimin, Hu, Baoxiang, Sun, Nan, Jin, Liqun, Shen, Zhenlu
- RSC advances 2017 v.7 no.3 pp. 1484-1489
- aldehydes, ammonium acetate, catalysts, heterocyclic compounds, iodine, nitriles, nitrogen, oxidants
- A simple and efficient method for the direct synthesis of nitriles from aldehydes using ammonium acetate as the nitrogen source has been developed. The reactions were performed with iodine as the catalyst and tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) as the oxidant under mild conditions. A variety of aromatic, heteroaromatic, aliphatic and allylic aldehydes could be converted into their corresponding nitriles in good to excellent yields.