YCl3-catalyzed highly selective ring opening of epoxides by amines at room temperature and under solvent-free conditions

Wuttichai Natongchai, Rais Ahmad Khan, Ali Alsalme, Rafik Rajjak Shaikh

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Abstract

A simple, efficient, and environmentally benign approach for the synthesis of (β-amino alcohols is herein described. YCI3 efficiently carried out the ring opening of epoxides by amines to produce (β-amino alcohols under solvent-free conditions at room temperature. This catalytic approach is very effective, with several aromatic and aliphatic oxiranes and amines. A mere 1 mol % concentration of YCI3 is enough to deliver (β-amino alcohols in good to excellent yields with high regioselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number340
JournalCatalysts
Volume7
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epoxides
  • Green chemistry
  • Rare-earth metal catalysis
  • β-amino alcohols

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