Authors: H. M. Dhammika Bandara, Michael H. Sosin, Brendan J. McKeogh and Marion H. Emmert
We describe the first Pd catalyzed method for the one-step C H amination of simple arenes. The activity of the catalysts is highly dependent on the Pd:ligand ratio and the identity of the used ligands. Turnover numbers up to 12 can be achieved.
Keywords: sp2 C-H amination, non-directed C-H activation, palladium/pyridine catalysts, oxidant