Hydroamination of Alkynes Catalyzed by a Cationic Rhodium(I) Complex

Suzanne Burling, Leslie D. Field*, Barbara A. Messerle

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The cationic Rh(I) dicarbonyl complex [{Rh((mim) 2CH 2)(CO) 2} +BPh 4 -] (1), containing a bidentate bisimidazolylmethane ligand [mim = N-methylimidazol-2-yl], acts as an efficient catalyst for the intramolecular hydroamination of both terminal and nonterminal alkynes. The complex catalyzes the regioselective formation of nitrogen-containing heterocycles from aliphatic aminoalkynes and the cyclization of o-alkynylanilines to 2-substituted indoles in high yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


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