An efficient nickel-catalyzed decarbonylative amination reaction of aryl and heteroaryl esters has been achieved for the first time. The new amination protocol allows the direct interconversion of esters and amides into the corresponding amines and represents a good alternative to classical rearrangements as well as cross coupling reactions.
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Acknowledgements: H.Y. and L.G. acknowledge the China Scholarship Council. H.-H.L. acknowledges the DAAD for a doctoral fellowship, Y.C. acknowledges the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation for a fellowship. Support by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is gratefully acknowledged.