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Intramolecular C-H Amination Reactions: Exploitation of the Rh2(II)-Catalyzed Decomposition of Azidoacrylates

Benjamin J. Stokes, Huijun Dong, Brooke E. Leslie, Ashley L. Pumphrey and Tom G. Driver*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 West Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607-7061, Email:

B. J. Stokes, H. Dong, B. E. Leslie, A. L. Pumphrey, T. G. Driver, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 7500-7501.

DOI: 10.1021/ja072219k


Rhodium(II) perfluorobutyrate-mediated decomposition of vinyl azides allows rapid access to a variety of complex, functionalized N-heterocycles in two steps from commercially available starting materials.

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Key Words

Indoles, benzo-fused N-Heterocycles

ID: J48-Y2007-1990