Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
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Synthesis of Alkylated Nitriles by [RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3]-catalyzed Alkylation of Acetonitrile Using Primary Alcohols
Takashi KuwaharaTakahide FukuyamaIlhyong Ryu
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2013 Volume 42 Issue 10 Pages 1163-1165

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Alkylation reaction of acetonitrile using primary alcohols is effectively catalyzed by [RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3] in the presence of K3PO4 as a base. Both benzylic and non-benzylic alcohols coupled with acetonitrile to give alkylated nitriles in good yields.

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