Iridium-catalyzed formylation of amines with paraformaldehyde

Ourida Saidi, M J Bamford, A J Blacker, James Lynch, S P Marsden, Pawel Plucinski, R J Watson, Jonathan M J Williams

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Amines have been formylated using aqueous formaldehyde or paraformaldehyde and the iridium catalyst [Cp*IrI2](2). Paraformaldehyde acts as both a formylating agent and an oxidant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5804-5806
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2010


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