Alkylamines and amides are readily prepared by nucleophilic aromatic substitution of hydrogen in nitroarenes by electrochemical oxidation. Useful yields (15-85%) are achieved in a simple direct and regioselective amination process. The synthetic method has been examined in the absence and presence of external bases, used to promote the first step of the nucleophilic aromatic substitution reaction, i.e. the nucleophilic attack. In both cases, good results were obtained. The unreacted starting material can easily be recovered at the end of the electrochemical oxidation process. This new method represents an environmentally favourable route to amino- and amido-substituted nitroaromatic compounds.
|Journal||European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2002|
- σ complexes H
- Amino derivatives
- Nucleophilic substitution