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Addition of Terminal Alkynes to Aromatic Nitriles Catalyzed by Divalent Lanthanide Amides Supported by Amidates: Synthesis of Ynones

Hao Ding, Chengrong Lu, Xiaolin Hu, Bei Zhao*, Bing Wu, Yingming Yao

*College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Dushu Lake Campus, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, P. R. of China, Email:

H. Ding, C. Lu, X. Hu, B. Zhao, B. Wu, Y. Yao, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1269-1274.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1338446


Divalent lanthanide amide complexes catalyze an efficient addition of terminal alkynes to aromatic nitriles at room temperature under solvent-free conditions without any additives to give conjugated ynones in very good yields.

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Key Words

terminal alkynes, aromatic nitriles, divalent lanthanide complex, amidates, ynones

ID: J60-Y2013