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A Novel Organic Electron Donor Derived from N-Methylisatin*

Ryan Sword A , Steven O’Sullivan A and John A. Murphy A B

A WestCHEM, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, 295 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G1 1XL, UK.

B Corresponding author. Email: john.murphy@strath.ac.uk

Australian Journal of Chemistry 66(3) 314-322 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH12480
Submitted: 21 October 2012  Accepted: 13 November 2012   Published: 7 January 2013

Abstract

We report the reactivity of an electron donor derived from N-methylisatin on reduction by sodium amalgam. Transfer of a clear supernatant solution to iodoarenes affords the products of two-electron reduction. Reductions of sulfones, activated arenesulfonamides, and Weinreb amides are also reported.


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