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Iridium-Catalyzed Formal [4+1] Annulation of Benzamides and Cyclopropanols to Afford Isoindolin-1-one Derivatives via C-H Activation

Shuran Xu, Cankun Luo, Kaichuan Yan, Jianglian Li, Ruizhi Lai, Li Hai, Mei Guan*, Yong Wu*

*West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041; Sichuan University, No. 17 Southern Renmin Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, P. R. of China, Email:,

S. Xu, C. Luo, K. Yan, J. Li, R. Lai, L. Hai, M. Guan, Y. Wu, Synthesis, 2022, 54, 3015-3024.

DOI: 10.1055/a-1780-1935


An iridium-catalyzed oxidative annulation of benzamides with cyclopropanols as C1 synthon provides structurally diverse isoindolin-1-ones via sequential C-H/C-C cleavage and C-C/C-N bond formation.

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