The rearrangement of allylic trichloroacetimidates is a well-known transformation, but the corresponding rearrangement of benzylic trichloroacetimidates has not been explored as a method for the synthesis of benzylic amines. Conditions that provide the trichloroacetamide product from a benzylic trichloroacetimidate in high yield have been developed. Methods were also investigated to transform the trichloroacetamide product directly into the corresponding amine, carbamate, and urea. A cationic mechanism for the rearrangement is implicated by the available data.
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- Organic Chemistry