bottleneck (Newbee)
08-23-02 12:05
No 348066
      Allylbenzene to amphetamine with lithium amides  Bookmark   


I don't know if everybody knows about this already. In the articles they made a lithium amide from n-BuLi and an amine, and react it with an allylbenzene in a pressure-reactor.

Hartung et al.
"A Base-Catalyzed Domino-Isomerization-Hydroamination Reaction - A New Synthetic Route to Amphetamines."
Tetrahedron vol. 56, no. 29, 14. July 2000, pp. 5157-62
Post 465442 (Rhodium: "Hydroamination Route to Amphetamines", Chemistry Discourse)

Seijas et al.
"Synthesis of beta-Phenylethylamines from Styrene Derivatives."
Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 39, no. 28, 9. July 1998, pp. 5073-6
Post 465452 (Rhodium: "beta-Phenylethylamines From Styrenes", Chemistry Discourse)

Beller et al.
"Base-Catalyzed Hydroamination of Aromatic Olefins - An Efficient Route to 1-Aryl-4-(arylethyl)piperazines."
Tetrahedron vol. 54, no. 23, 4. June 1998, pp. 6359-68