Photoinduced Cleavage of N-N Bonds of Aromatic Hydrazines and Hydrazides by Visible Light

by Zhu, Mingzhao; Zheng, Nan

A photocatalytic system involving [Ru(bpyrz)(3)](PF(6))(2)center dot 2H(2)O, visible light, and air has been developed for cleavage of the N-N bonds of hydrazines and hydrazides. This catalytic system is generally effective for N, N-disubstituted hydrazine and hydrazide derivatives, including arylhydrazides, N-alkyl-N- arylhydrazines, and N, N-diarylhydrazines. The utility of this cleavage reaction has been demonstrated by synthesizing a variety of secondary aromatic amines.

Journal
Synthesis (Stuttgart)
Issue
14
Year
2011
Start Page
2223
ISBN/ISSN
1437-210X; 0039-7881
PMID
23543799
DOI
10.1055/s-0030-1260082