Ultrafast amidation of esters using lithium amides under aerobic ambient temperature conditions in sustainable solvents
We are indebted to the MINECO of Spain (Projects CTQ2014-51912-REDC and CTQ2016-75986-P), the Gobierno del Principado de Asturias (Project GRUPIN14-006) and the Fundación BBVA for the award of a “Beca Leonardo a Investigadores y Creadores Culturales 2017” to JGA. We gratefully acknowledge the Leverhulme Trust (research grant, RPG-2016-281 to CTOH). The X-ray crystal structure determination service unit of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Bern is acknowledged for measuring, solving, refining and summarizing the structure of compound 8. The Synergy diffractometer was partially funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) within the R'Equip programme (project number 206021_177033).