Facile synthesis of novel ferrocene α-ketoamides via homogeneous catalytic carbonylation

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An efficient synthesis of novel ferrocene α-ketoamides is described. They were synthesised in good yields via a palladium-catalysed carbonylation reaction. The ratio of the main products and the ferrocene amides, obtained as minor compounds in most cases, depends on the catalyst and on the structure of the amine reagent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-741
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 22 2001



  • Carbonylation
  • Ferrocene α-ketoamides
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Pd-catalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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