IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Week Magazine :: Other

Direct Synthesis of Amides Without the Waste

11:57 AM MDT | September 14, 2007 | Michelle Bryner

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) say they have developed a clean, direct synthesis of amides that could potentially be applied to fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Most routes to amides use toxic reagents such as carboxylic acid chlorides, require corrosive acid or base activators, and generate toxic chemical waste. The key to the new process is a ruthenium (Ru) complex-based catalyst, which contains a dearomatized pyridine ligand bound to a tertiary amine ligand, say the researchers, who published their work in a recent issue...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa