Intramolecular hydroamination catalysed by Ag complexes stabilised in situ by bidentate ligands

Sophie R. Beeren, Serin L. Dabb, Barbara A. Messerle

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A series of silver complexes generated in situ from AgOSO2CF3 (AgOTf) and a range of bidentate ligands were investigated as catalysts for the intramolecular hydroamination of 4-pentyn-1-amine. A variety of P- and N-donor ligands were tested including the novel pyrazole-phosphine ligand 1-(2-(diphenylphosphino)phenyl)pyrazole. The best catalyst was formed from equimolar amounts of the P,N-donor ligand 1-(2-(diphenylphosphino)ethyl)pyrazole and AgOTf, which achieved a turnover rate of 129 h-1 for the cyclisation of 4-pentyn-1-amine.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Alkynylamine
  • Bidentate ligand
  • Cyclisation
  • Hydroamination
  • Silver catalyst
  • Triflate
  • Amination
  • Amines
  • Catalysis
  • Catalysts
  • Cyclization
  • Organic compounds
  • Phosphorus compounds
  • Silver
  • Sugar (sucrose)
  • Ligands


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