Intramolecular cyclization of ortho-alkynylanilines by Rh(I)-catalyzed hydroamination to yield benzo(dipyrroles)

Guy K B Clentsmith, Leslie D. Field*, Barbara A. Messerle, Adelle Shasha, Peter Turner

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Abstract

The methylene-bridged Rh(I) dicarbonyl complex, [Rh(bim) (CO)2+ BPh4-] (1) (bim = bis(N-methylimidazol-2-yl)methane), is an effective catalyst for the intramolecular hydroamination of selected ortho-alkynylanilines to give a range of benzo(dipyrroles).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1469-1471
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume50
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

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