The chemoselective addition of diisopropylzinc to 2,2′-bipyridine-5,5′-dicarbonyl compounds in the 2-position and autoxidative reconversion with carbon-carbon bond cleavage was presented. It was shown that i-Pr2Zn do not add to the aldehyde moiety but to the 2-position of the bipyridine to afford possessing a quaternary carbon atom in a yield of 69%. It was found that the i-Pr2Zn does not add to the aldehyde but to the 2-position of the bipyridine ring by destroying the aromaticity of the pyridine ring.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Feb 7|
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