Iridium-catalyzed reductive nucleophilic addition to N-methoxyamides is reported. The reaction took place in high yields in the presence of a variety of sensitive functional groups such as esters and nitro groups. Mechanistic studies revealed that the reaction of N-methoxyamides proceeded without equilibrium to an enamine intermediate in contrast to that with tert-amides.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry