Iron- A nd manganese-catalyzed para-selective oxidative amination of (4-R)phenols by primary and secondary anilines was developed. Depending on the identity of the R group, the products of this efficient reaction are either benzoquinone anils (C-N coupling) that are produced via a sequential oxidative amination/dehydrogenation (R = H), oxidative amination/elimination (R = OMe) steps, or N,O-biaryl compounds (C-C coupling) that are formed when R = alkyl through an oxidative amination/[3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement (quinamine rearrangement) process.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry