Diethylenetriamine is effective for the direct cleavage of unactivated carbamates and ureas without additional reagents and catalysts. Various carbamates and ureas were cleaved to afford products in good yield, and the reactions were not affected by air or moisture. Unique chemoselective cleavage of carbamate and urea in the presence of amides was also achieved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry