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Rh(III)-Catalyzed Olefination of N-Sulfonyl Imines: Synthesis of Ortho-Olefinated Benzaldehydes

Tao Zhang, Lamei Wu* and Xingwei Li*

*South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan 430074, China; Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China, Email:,

T. Zhang, L. Wu, X. Li, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 6294-6297.

DOI: 10.1021/ol403178a (free Supporting Information)

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Rh(III)-catalyzed olefination of N-sulfonyl imines using acrylates and styrenes enables the synthesis of ortho-functionalized benzaldehydes via a chelation assisted C-H olefination/in situ hydrolysis process.

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