Cyclization of acetylenic amides using a cationic rhodium(I) complex

Suzanne Burling, Leslie D. Field*, Hsiu L. Li, Barbara A. Messerle, Adelle Shasha

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The cationic Rh(I) dicarbonyl complex [{Rh(bim)(CO)2} +BPh4 -] 1, containing a bidentate bisimidazolylmethane ligand [bim refers to bis(N-methylimidazol-2-yl)methane] acts as a catalyst for the cyclization of alkynyl amides to produce lactams and N-acyl heterocyclic compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-680
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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