Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkenylation of C-H Bonds in Aromatic Amides with Alkynes

Org Lett. 2017 May 5;19(9):2234-2237. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00709. Epub 2017 Apr 21.


The rhodium-catalyzed alkenylation of C-H bonds of aromatic amides with alkynes is reported. A variety of functional groups, including OMe, OAc, Br, Cl, and even NO2, are applicable to this reaction to give the corresponding hydroarylation products. The presence of an 8-aminoquinoline group as the directing group is crucial for the success of the reaction.

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  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't