Metal-free direct amination/aromatization of 2-cyclohexenones to iodo-N-arylanilines and N-arylanilines promoted by iodine

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An iodine mediated aromatization leading to a one-pot synthesis of iodo-N-arylanilines and N-arylanilines is reported. This highly regioselective aliphatic-aromatic transformation can be performed with various combinations of 2-cyclohexenones and anilines. The presence of a directing group is crucial for achieving high yields.
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Pages (from-to)10901-10903
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number88
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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