Methylation of amines, nitrobenzenes and aromatic nitriles with carbon dioxide and molecular hydrogen

Xinjiang Cui, Xingchao Dai, Yan Zhang, Youquan Deng, Feng Shi
2014 Chemical Science  
CO 2 /H 2 was successfully employed in alkylation reactions by performing CO 2 reduction and amine N-methylation in one-pot. In the presence of a simple CuAlOx catalyst, N-methyl or N,N-dimethyl amines with different structures can be selectively synthesized with up to 96% yields by applying amine, nitrobenzene and nitrile as starting materials.
doi:10.1039/c3sc52676c fatcat:l3javvcwwrazlmog3bk6zjj5t4