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Samarium(III)-Catalyzed C(sp3)-H Bond Activation: Synthesis of Indolizines via C-C and C-N Coupling between 2-Alkylazaarenes and Propargylic Alcohols

Xu Wang, Shen-yan Li, Ying-ming Pan*, Heng-shan Wang, Hong Liang, Zhen-feng Chen* and Xiao-huan Qin

*School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering of Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541004, People's Republic of China, Email:,

X. Wang, S.-y. Li, Y.-m. Pan, H.-s. Wang, H. Liang, Z.-f. Chen, X.-h. Qin, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 580-583.

DOI: 10.1021/ol4034513


A samarium-catalyzed C(sp3)-H bond activation enables the synthesis of a broad range of indolizines from 2-alkylazaarenes and propargylic alcohols under mild, solvent-free conditions.

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