Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] Cycloadditions of Ynamides in the Synthesis of Amide-Substituted Chiral Biaryls

Rhodium(I)-catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] cycloadditions of sterically encumbered aryl-substituted ynamides with various diynes are described here. These cycloadditions provide the synthesis of an array of new chiral amide-substituted biaryls that can be useful in future chiral ligand designs.