Patent Number: 6,294,681

Title: Process for the production of N-acylamino acids

Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing N-acyl-protected amino acids with the general formula I ##STR1## by amidocarbonylation whereby carbon monoxide, an amide/nitrile and an aldehyde, are reacted in the presence of a metal catalysts such as rhodium, iridium or ruthenium catalysts.

Inventors: Drauz; Karlheinz (Freigericht, DE), Burkhardt; Olaf (Alzenau-Hoerstein, DE), Beller; Matthias (Rostock, DE), Eckert; Markus (Cologne, DE), Moradi; Wahed (Rostock, DE), Neumann; Helfried (Rostock, DE)

Assignee: Degussa-Huels AG

International Classification: C07C 231/00 (20060101); C07C 231/08 (20060101); C07C 233/47 (20060101); C07C 233/00 (20060101); C07C 231/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018