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Intramolecular C−H Amination Reactions:  Exploitation of the Rh2(II)-Catalyzed Decomposition of Azidoacrylates

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posted on 20.06.2007 by Benjamin J. Stokes, Huijun Dong, Brooke E. Leslie, Ashley L. Pumphrey, Tom G. Driver
Rhodium(II) perfluorobutyrate-mediated decomposition of vinyl azides provides a new, mild entry into Rh2(II) nitrenoid chemistry. This methodology allows rapid access to a variety of complex, functionalized N-heterocycles in two steps from commercially available starting materials.