Amidation of esters with amino alcohols using organobase catalysis.


A catalytic protocol for the base-mediated amidation of unactivated esters with amino alcohol derivatives is reported. Investigations into mechanistic aspects of the process indicate that the reaction involves an initial transesterification, followed by an intramolecular rearrangement. The reaction is highly general in nature and can be extended to include… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jo501929c


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