Picolinate-Directed Arene meta-C-H Amination via FeCl3 Catalysis

Raghunath Reddy Anugu, Sailu Munnuri, John R. Falck

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Direct C-H functionalization of aromatic compounds is a powerful tool for organic synthesis; however, differentiation among the ubiquitous and often chemically similar C-H bonds remains a significant challenge. Conflation with coordinating or directing groups incorporated into the intended substrate has helped address these limitations, although access to remote sites remains limited. Herein, we report an operationally simple and sustainable direct meta-selective H2N amination of benzylic and related aromatic picolinates under conditions mild enough to modify polyfunctional and late-stage molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5266-5271
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 18 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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