Atom transfer carbonylation using ionic liquids as reaction media

Takahide Fukuyama, Takaya Inouye, Ilhyong Ryu*

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Photo-induced ATC reactions of RI, CO, and amines to produce amides, were examined using ionic liquids, such as [bmim]PF6 and [bmim]NTf2, as reaction media in the presence of a catalytic amount of a Pd-carbene complex. When the primary alkyl iodide was used, the yield of the amide was lowered due to competing SN2 reactions between RI and amines, whereas the reaction of the tertiary alkyl iodides was dependent on the structure of the substrates. ATC reactions of a wide variety of secondary RI proceeded smoothly when ionic liquids were used as reaction media. The Pd-catalyst and ionic liquid could also be recycled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-690
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Amide
  • Atom transfer carbonylation
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Ionic liquids
  • Palladium


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