Synthesis of Imidazoles through the Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Cycloaddition between Two Different Isocyanides
Chikashi Kanazawa, Shin Kamijo and Yoshinori Yamamoto*
*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578, Japan, Email: yoshimail.tains.tohoku.ac.jp
C. Kanazawa, S. Kamijo, Y. Yamamoto, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 10662-10663.
The copper-catalyzed reaction between two different isocyanides produces imidazoles in good yields. The mechanism is discussed.
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