Aminocarbonylation of 2-iodothiophene: High-yielding synthesis of thiophen-2-yl-glyoxylamides

Attila Takács, Andrea Petz, Balázs Jakab, László Kollár

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2-Iodothiophene has been aminocarbonylated with simple unfunctionalised amines as well as with amino acid esters as N-nucleophiles in the presence of palladium(0) catalysts formed in situ from palladium(II) acetate and triphenylphosphine. While at low carbon monoxide pressure conversions of synthetic interest have been obtained with simple amines only, at higher carbon monoxide pressure various ketocarboxamides, formed via double carbon monoxide insertion, have been isolated with good yields (up to 85%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-594
Number of pages5
JournalLetters in Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007


  • Amino acid
  • Aminocarbonylation
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Iodoaromatics
  • Palladium
  • Thiophene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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