The cationic rhodium-catalyzed alkenylation proceeds at the C-8 position of quinoline N-oxides. Regioselective C-H bond activation was achieved by the directing effect of the anionic oxygen of an N-oxide moiety, which can be readily removed by reductive treatment. A variety of 8-alkenylated quinoline N-oxides was obtained in moderate to high yields.
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- Organic Chemistry