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Coupling Reactions of Bromoalkynes with Imidazoles Mediated by Copper Salts: Synthesis of Novel N-Alkynylimidazoles

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posted on 15.08.2008 by Christophe Laroche, Jing Li, Matthew W. Freyer, Sean M. Kerwin
A cross-coupling reaction of imidazoles with bromoalkynes in the presence of a catalytic amount of CuI is reported. This protocol allows an access to novel N-(1-alkynyl)imidazoles in moderate to good yields.