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Nickel-Catalyzed C–CN Bond Formation via Decarbonylative Cyanation of Esters, Amides, and Intramolecular Recombination Fragment Coupling of Acyl Cyanides

Nickel-Catalyzed C–CN Bond Formation via Decarbonylative Cyanation of Esters, Amides, and Intramolecular Recombination Fragment Coupling of Acyl Cyanides
Shao-Chi Lee, Hsuan-Hung Liao, Magnus Rueping, Adisak Chatupheeraphat
An efficient nickel-catalyzed decarbonylative cyanation reaction which allows the direct functional-group interconversion of readily available esters into the corresponding nitriles was developed. This reaction successfully offers access to structurally diverse nitriles with high efficiency and excellent functional-group tolerance and provides a good alternative to classical synthetic pathways from diazonium salts or organic halide compounds.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01905

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01905

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