Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H bond activation along with "rollover" for the synthesis of 4-azafluorenes

Takanori Shibata*, Satoshi Takayasu, Shun Yuzawa, Takashi Otani

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5106-5109
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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