Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed C–H Activation/Annulation with Vinyl Esters as an Acetylene Equivalent
datasetposted on 19.09.2014, 00:00 by Nicola J. Webb, Stephen P. Marsden, Steven A. Raw
The behavior of electron-rich alkenes in rhodium-catalyzed C–H activation/annulation reactions is investigated. Vinyl acetate emerges as a convenient acetylene equivalent, facilitating the synthesis of sixteen 3,4-unsubstituted isoquinolones, as well as select heteroaryl-fused pyridones. The complementary regiochemical preferences of enol ethers versus enol esters/enamides is discussed.