Rh2(II)-Catalyzed Selective Aminomethylene Migration from Styryl Azides

2013-02-15T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Chen Kong Navendu Jana Tom G. Driver
Rh2(II)-Carboxylate complexes were discovered to promote the selective migration of aminomethylenes in β,β-disubstituted styryl azides to form 2,3-disubstituted indoles. Mechanistic data are also presented that suggest that the migration occurs stepwise before diffusion of the iminium ion.