Molecular iodine: a highly efficient catalyst in the synthesis of quinolines via Friedlšnder annulation
Jie Wu*, Hong-Guang Xia and Ke Gao
*Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai, 200433, China, Email: jie_wufudan.edu.cn
J. Wu, H.-G. Xia, K. Gao, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 126-129.
A mild and efficient route for the synthesis of quinolines and polycyclic quinolines via Friedlšnder annulation, utilizing molecular iodine (1 mol%) as a new catalyst, is described.
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