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Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Cyclization of o-Aminobenzyl Alcohols with Ketones to Quinolines in Water Catalyzed by Water-Soluble Metal-Ligand Bifunctional Catalyst [Cp*(6,6'-(OH)2bpy)(H2O)][OTf]2

Rongzhou Wang, Hongjun Fan, Wei Zhao and Feng Li*

*School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Nanjing 210094, P. R. China, Email:

R. Wang, H. Fan, W. Zhao, F. Li, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 3558-3561.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01580

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In the presence of [Cp*Ir(6,6'-(OH)2bpy)(H2O)][OTf]2, an acceptorless dehydrogenative cyclization of o-aminobenzyl alcohols with ketones provided quinolines in high yields.

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Key Words

Quinolines, Green Chemistry

ID: J54-Y2016