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Rh2(II)-Catalyzed Synthesis of Carbazoles from Biaryl Azides

Benjamin J. Stokes, Brankica Jovanović, Huijun Dong, Kathleen J. Richert, Ryan D. Riell and Tom G. Driver

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

B. J. Stokes, B. Jovanović, H. Dong, K. J. Richert, R. D. Riell, T. G. Driver, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 3225-3228.

DOI: 10.1021/jo9002536


Various carbazoles can be synthesized from substituted biaryl azides at 60C using Rh2(OCOC3F7)4 or Rh2(OCOC7H15)4 as catalysts.

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ID: J42-Y2009-1360