An intramolecular reaction of 3-alkynyl and 3-alkenyl-2-arylpyridines selectively gave 4-azafluorene compounds in the presence of a catalytic amount of [Cp*RhCl 2] 2 and Cu(OAc) 2. Pyridine-directed C-H bond activation along with "rollover" are likely to be key steps of this transformation.
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