A mild procedure for the production of secondary amines from oximes and benzisoxazoles

Mark Searcey, Sukhwant S. Grewal, Fiorenza Madeo, Petros G. Tsoungas

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-2-Hydroxybenzaldoximes are reduced under mild conditions of ammonium formate/Pd-C in methanol to give secondary amines. Benzisoxazoles react under the same mild conditions to give the same products. A possible mechanism is suggested, involving the intermediacy of the benzisoxazole in the oxime conversion. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6745-6747
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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