Mild environment-friendly oxidative debenzylation of N-benzylanilines using DMSO as an oxidant

Tatsuro Yoshinaga, Takayuki Iwata, Mitsuru Shindo

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Oxidative debenzylation of N-benzyl aromatic amines using DMSO as a non-toxic oxidant and catalyzed by TsOH gave Nphenylimines, which were spontaneously hydrolyzed to form anilines and benzaldehydes in good yields. This reaction employs mild, metal-free conditions. The conditions are also suitable for the debenzylation of benzylphenylethers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020


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