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A Facile Synthesis of 2-Methylquinolines via Pd-Catalyzed Aza-Wacker Oxidative Cyclization

Zuhui Zhang, Jiajing Tan and Zhiyong Wang*

*University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230026, People's Republic of China, Email:

Z. Zhang, J. Tang, Z. Wang, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 173-175.

DOI: 10.1021/ol702153x


A Pd-catalyzed Wacker-type oxidative cyclization under air allows the construction of 2-methylquinolines in good yields under mild conditions.

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Key Words

Quinolines, Wacker-Tsuji Oxidation, Oxygen

ID: J54-Y2008-0090