Carbon−Hydrogen Bond Activation of Aromatic Imines by (Cp*2SmH)2

Treatment of (Cp*2SmH)2 with 2-phenyl-1-pyrroline forms product 1, via ortho-metalation. Complex 1 was characterized spectroscopically and by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The C−H bond activation reaction also occurs for acyclic aromatic ketimines and aldimines.