Simple amidation of unprotected phenol-containing 2-alkenoic acids

Goreti Ribeiro Morais, Masataka Watanabe, Yasuko Tanaka, Thies Thiemann

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A series of amides of 2-E-alkenoic acids have been synthesised through the activation of these acids with dicyclohexylcarbodiimide / pentafluorophenol and further reaction with amines under microwave irradiation. In daylight, the E-configured amides undergo a slow photochemical E/Z-isomerisation. Photoirradiation experiments with selected 3-(hydroxyphenyl)-2(E)-alkenamides were carried out using a high pressure mercury UV lamp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-807
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Amides
  • Antioxidants
  • Microwave irradiation
  • Photoisomerisation
  • Polyphenol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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