Iron-catalyzed synthesis of glycine derivatives via carbon-nitrogen bond cleavage using diazoacetate

Yoichiro Kuninobu, Mitsumi Nishi, Kazuhiko Takai

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Treatment of tertiary amines with diazoacetate in the presence of a catalytic amount of an iron salt, FeCl3, in ethanol gave glycine derivatives. In this reaction, a carbon-nitrogen single bond of the amine was cleaved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8860-8862
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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