Phenylboronic Ester-Activated Aryl Iodide-Selective Buchwald-Hartwig-Type Amination toward Bioactivity Assay

Raghu N. Dhital, Abhijit Sen, Hao Hu, Rikako Ishii, Takuma Sato, Yoko Yashiroda, Hiromi Kimura, Charles Boone, Minoru Yoshida, Yushi Futamura, Hiroyuki Hirano, Hiroyuki Osada, Daisuke Hashizume, Yasuhiro Uozumi*, Yoichi M.A. Yamada*

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In this study, a phenylboronic ester-activated aryl iodide-selective Buchwald-Hartwig-type amination was developed. When the reaction of aryl iodides and aryl/aliphatic amines using Ni(acac)2is carried out in the presence of phenylboronic ester, the Buchwald-Hartwig-type amination proceeds smoothly to afford the corresponding amines in high yields. This reaction does not proceed in the absence of phenylboronic ester. A wide variety of aryl iodides can be applied in the presence of aryl chlorides and bromides, which remain intact during the reaction. The mechanistic studies of this reaction suggest that the phenylboronic ester acts as an activator for the amines to form the ″ate complex″. Chemical kinetics studies show that the reaction of aryl iodides, base, and Ni(acac)2follows first-order kinetics, while that of amines and phenylboronic ester follows zero-order kinetics. The bioactivity screening of the corresponding products showed that some amination products exhibit antifungal activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24184-24189
Number of pages6
JournalACS Omega
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jul 19
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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