A general Pd-catalyzed synthesis of amides by oxidative aminocarbonylation of arylsilanes under mild conditions was accomplished for the first time. The reaction is promoted by a commercially available copper(II) fluoride, which acts as a dual silane activator and mild oxidant, enabling highly efficient aminocarbonylation of versatile arylsilanes at atmospheric CO pressure. The reaction is tolerant of a wide range of arylsilanes and various sensitive halide functional groups as well as a broad scope of amines are compatible with this oxidative process using cheap CO. A significant aspect involves the increased efficiency by the catalyst system. The reaction represents a segue into the powerful Pd-catalyzed oxidative transformations of organosilanes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry