Direct Conversion of Amidoximes to Amidines via Transfer Hydrogenation

Mariappan Anbazhagan, David W. Boykin, Chad E. Stephens

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Amidoximes, O-alkylamidoximes, and O-acylamidoximes are directly converted to amidines by reaction with ammonium formate and Pd/C in acetic acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2467-2469
Number of pages3
Issue number16
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Amidines
  • Amidoximes
  • Ammonium formate
  • Hydrogen transfer
  • Protecting groups
  • Reductions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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