Rh-catalyzed cyclization of diynes and enynes initiated by carbonyl-directed activation of aromatic and vinylic C-H bonds

Kyoji Tsuchikama, Yusuke Kuwata, Yu Ki Tahara, Yusuke Yoshinami, Takanori Shibata

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The Rh-catalyzed hydroarylative and hydrovinylative cyclization of diynes with aryl ketones or enones gave monocyclic 1,3-dienes. Enynes also underwent the same reaction and chiral products were obtained with high ee using a chiral Rh catalyst. Carbonyl-directed activation of aromatic and vinylic C-H bonds is likely the initial step in the present transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3097-3099
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 2


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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