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Evaluation of Cyclic Amides as Activating Groups in N-C Bond Cross-Coupling: Discovery of N-Acyl-δ-valerolactams as Effective Twisted Amide Precursors for Cross-Coupling Reactions

Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Daniel J. Pyle, Elwira Bisz, Błażej Dziuk, Krzysztof Ejsmont, Roger Lalancette, Qi Wang, Hao Chen, Roman Szostak and Michal Szostak*

*Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 73 Warren Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102, United States, Email:

Md. M. Rahman, D. J. Pyle, E. Bisz, B. Dziuk, K. Ejsmont, R. Lalancette, Q. Wang, H. Chen, R. Szostak, M. Szostak, J. Org. Chem., 2021, 86, 10455-10466.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01110 (free Supporting Information)

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Key Words

aryl ketones, Suzuki coupling

ID: J42-Y2021