Reductive dimerization of imines in a Pb/Al bimetal redox system

Hideo Tanaka, Hamid Dhimane, Hiroyuki Fujita, Youichi Ikemoto, Sigeru Torii

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Reductive dimerization of N-alkylimines into vicinal diamines has been performed by the action of a catalytic amount of lead(II) bromide and aluminum (1 equiv.) in THF containing trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) or aluminum(III) bromide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3811-3814
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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