Oxygenation of enamines catalysed by a copper(I) pyridine complex

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Cuprous chloride in pyridine catalyzes the oxygenation of enamines by oxidative cleavage of the double bond to give the corresponding carbonyl compounds. This nonenzymatic model shows some similarity to the action of pyrrolase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1975


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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