A cationic Ir(I) complex-catalyzed O-to-N-alkyl migration in 2-alkoxypyridines bearing a secondary alkyl group on the oxygen atom by C-O bond cleavage is described. The present transformation gave various N-alkylpyridones in moderate to good yields. The addition of sodium acetate played a key role in suppressing β-hydrogen elimination.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry