Conditions for the rapid hydrolysis of chloroform to carbon monoxide (CO) using heterogeneous CsOH·H2O are described. CO and 13CO can be generated cleanly and rapidly under mild conditions and can be captured either in or ex situ in palladium-catalyzed aminocarbonylation reactions. Utilizing only 1-3 equiv of CO allows for the aminocarbonylation of aryl, vinyl, and benzyl halides with a wide variety of primary and secondary amines giving amide products in good to excellent yields. (Chemical Equation Presented).
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry