Lanthanide-promoted ethylation of schiff bases by triethylaluminum

Dmitry Tsvelikhovsky, Dmitri Gelman, Gary A. Molander*, Jochanan Blum

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Equation presented. Schiff bases of aromatic aldehydes and anilines that fail to react with triethylaluminum are smoothly alkylated at room temperature in the presence of lanthanide catalysts. The alkylation takes place selectively at the vinylic carbon atom.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1995-1997
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 10 Jun 2004


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