Direct synthesis of imines from alcohols and amines with liberation of H2.

  title={Direct synthesis of imines from alcohols and amines with liberation of H2.},
  author={Boopathy Gnanaprakasam and Jing Zhang and David Milstein},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  volume={49 8},
Imines are important compounds because of their diverse reactivity, which has led to widespread applications in laboratory and industrial synthetic processes. Traditionally, imines are synthesized from the reaction of ketones or aldehydes with amines in the presence of an acid catalyst. Imines have also been prepared by the self-condensation of amines upon oxidation and by the oxidation of secondary amines. The catalytic N-alkylation of amines and ammonia with alcohols is thought to involve… 

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