Synlett 2001; 2001(1): 0073-0074
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-9728
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Methyltrioxorhenium (MeReO3) Catalyzed Selective Oxidation of Purine and Related Compounds into Their N-Oxides

Yuguo Jiao* , Hongtao Yu
  • *Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA; Fax (601)979-3674; E-mail: [email protected]
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Publication Date:
31 December 2001 (online)

A convenient method for the selective N-oxidation of purine, 6-methylpurine, 1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine, 1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine, 6-chloropurine, 6-bromopurine, and 7-azaindole by H2O2 catalyzed by methyltrioxorhenium is reported.