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Org Lett. 2007 Jan 4;9(1):73-5.

Iridium-catalyzed conversion of alcohols into amides via oximes.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK.


[reaction: see text] The iridium catalyst [Ir(Cp*)Cl2]2 is effective for the rearrangement of oximes to furnish amides. The reaction has been combined with catalytic transfer hydrogenation between an alcohol and alkene to allow the conversion of alcohols into amides in a one-pot process.

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