Metal-catalysed approaches to amide bond formation.

  title={Metal-catalysed approaches to amide bond formation.},
  author={Casey L Allen and Jonathan M. J. Williams},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  volume={40 7},
Amongst the many ways of constructing the amide bond, there has been a growing interest in the use of metal-catalysed methods for preparing this important functional group. In this tutorial review, highlights of the recent literature have been presented covering the key areas where metal catalysts have been used in amide bond formation. Acids and esters have been used in coupling reactions with amines, but aldehydes and alcohols have also been used in oxidative couplings. The use of nitriles… CONTINUE READING

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