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SILVER-CATALYZED SYNTHESIS OF AMIDES FROM AMINES AND ALDEHYDES

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20130079556
8,889,908
A1
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The invention provides a method for producing amides via the reaction of aldehydes and amines with oxygen adsorbed on a metallic silver or silver alloy catalyst. An exemplary reaction is shown in Scheme 1 : (I), (II), (III) ##STR00001##
Madix, Robert J. (Lexington, MA), Zhou, Ling (Cambridge, MA), Xu, Bingjun (Cambridge, MA), Friend, Cynthia M. (Lexington, MA), Freyschlag, Cassandra G. (Colorado Springs, CO)
13/ 575,150
January 25, 2011
STATEMENT AS TO GOVERNMENT SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with U.S. government support under National Science Foundation awards CHE-0513936, PHY-0646094, CHE-0545335, DMR-0820484 and Department of Energy award DE-FG02-84ER13289. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.