Oxidative three-component reactions for the direct synthesis of α-amino amides and imides from tertiary amines have been developed. These reactions involve the functionalization of C(sp 3 )-H bonds adjacent to nitrogen atoms via mild aerobic oxidation using visible light photoredox catalysis. The protocols are applicable to a wide range of amines and isocyanides, as well as water and carboxylic acids, providing straightforward access to a variety of highly functionalized α-amino amides and imides.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry