The Beckmann rearrangement (BKR) of ketones to secondary amides often requires harsh reaction conditions that limit its practicality and scope. Herein, the Cu(OTf) 2 -catalyzed BKR of ketones under mild reaction conditions using hydroxylamine- O -sulfonic acid (HOSA), a commercial water soluble aminating agent, is described. This method is compatible with most functional groups and directly provides the desired amides in good to excellent yields.
- Beckmann rearrangement
- hydroxylamine- O -sulfonic acid (HOSA)
- secondary amide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry