Chemical Papers

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 334–338 | Cite as

Study of CuI catalyzed coupling reactions of aryl bromides with imidazole and aliphatic amines under microwave dielectric heating

  • Eva VeverkováEmail author
  • Štefan Toma
Short Communication


Amination of a variety of functionalized aryl bromides with imidazole and primary and secondary amines was accomplished using a CuI/amino acid catalyst system under microwave heating. Application of microwave irradiation shortened the reaction time from 25–40 h to 6–20 min. Good to very good yields of the corresponding coupling products were obtained when imidazole and secondary amines were used as starting materials. In case of primary amines, the outcome of the reaction was dependent on the character of the substituent on aryl bromide.


arylamines coupling reactions microwave irradiation CuI/amino acid catalysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Natural SciencesComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia

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