IJOC  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2012
Unusual Catalytic Process Involving OH and NH Exchange
Interaction of some transition metals species with a Schiff base, 1, derived from 4,6-diacetylresorcinol and 2-amino- 5-methylphenol (1:2 mole ratio) yielded the two compounds 4-ethanimidoyl-6-[(1E)-N-(2-hydroxy-4-methylphenyl) ethanimidoyl]benzene-1,3-diol, 2, and 4,6-diacetyl-1,3-diaminobenzene, 4 via unusual catalytic process involving OH and NH exchange. All the compounds are characterized by elemental analysis, IR, mass and 1H NMR. The structure of the two compounds 2 and 4 are also determined by X-ray analysis. The crystal structure analysis revealed that the two compounds crystallized in the monoclinic space group P21/c with a Z value of 4.

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R. M. Ramadan and A. K. Abu Al-Nasr, "Unusual Catalytic Process Involving OH and NH Exchange," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 64-70. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2012.21011.
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