Journal article

The direct α-C(sp(3))-H functionalisation of N-aryl tetrahydroisoquinolines via an iron-catalysed aerobic nitro-Mannich reaction and continuous flow processing

M Brzozowski, JA Forni, SG Paul, A Polyzos

Chem. Commun. (Cambridge, U. K.) | Royal Society of Chemistry | Published : 2015


An efficient nitro-Mannich type direct α-C(sp(3))-H functionalisation of N-aryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines catalysed by simple iron salts in combination with O2 as the terminal oxidant is described. The use of a Teflon AF-2400 membrane Tube-in-Tube reactor under continuous flow conditions allowed for considerable process intensification to be achieved relative to previous batch methods.[on SciFinder (R)]