Nuclear acylation of arylamines

B. Staskun*

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Aromatic carboxylic acids react with arylamines in polyphosphoric acid solution at 180-200° to furnish aminobenzophenones in appreciable yield. Diphenylamine, triphenylamine, and 2-aminobiphenyl yield heterocyclic bases. Substituted benzanilides are converted to aminobenzophenones by the hot reagent. Mechanisms to account for the results are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2856-2860
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1964

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