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Access to Indenones by Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed C–H Annulation of Arylnitrones with Internal Alkynes

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posted on 2013-11-01, 00:00 authored by Zisong Qi, Mei Wang, Xingwei Li
Under redox-neutral conditions, rhodium(III)-catalyzed C–H annulation of N-tert-butyl-α-arylnitrones with internal alkynes has been realized for the synthesis of indenones under mild conditions. This reaction proceeded in moderate to high yields and with good functional group tolerance.