Chemoselective oxidative debenzylation of tertiary N-benzyl amines

Steven D. Bull, Stephen G. Davies*, Garry Fenton, Andrew W. Mulvaney, R. Shyam Prasad, Andrew D. Smith

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Treatment of tertiary amines containing one or more N-benzyl protecting groups with aqueous ceric ammonium nitrate results in clean N-debenzylation to afford the corresponding secondary amine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-338
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2000


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