A novel transformation of primary amines to the corresponding N-monoalkylhydroxylamines is described. The three-step protocol involves selective mono-cyanomethylation of primary amines, regioselective formation of nitrones by m-CPBA oxidation, and hydroxylaminolysis of the nitrones with hydroxylamine hydrochloride. The method is applicable for a wide range of primary amines, including alkyl, benzyl, and chiral.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Sep 2|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry