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Expeditious Synthesis of Isoquinolone Derivatives by Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed Annulation Reaction through C-C Bond Cleavage

Yiyi He, Chengsha Yuan, Zeqi Jiang, Li Shuai, Qing Xiao*

*College of Pharmacy, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China, Email:

Y. He, C. Yuan, Z. Jiang, L. Shuai, Q. Xiao, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 185-189.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03653 (free Supporting Information)

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A Rh(I)-catalyzed intermolecular cyclization between benzocyclobutenols and isocyanates provides isoquinolin-1(2H)-ones via a selective cleavage of a C-C bond. A Rh(I)-catalyzed three-component reaction of benzocyclobutenols, isonitriles, and sulfonyl azides gives isoquinolin-1(2H)-imines.

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