Iron-catalyzed oxidation of tertiary amines: Synthesis of β-1,3-dicarbonyl aldehydes by three-component C-C couplings

Weiping Liu, Jinhua Liu, Daisuke Ogawa, Yasushi Nishihara, Xingwei Guo, Zhiping Li

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β-1,3-Dicarbonyl aldehydes were synthesized by iron-catalyzed oxidative reactions between 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and two molecules of tertiary amines in the presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP). α,β-Unsaturated aldehydes generated by tertiary amine oxidation in situ act as key intermediates under mild reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6272-6275
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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