Synfacts 2009(6): 0661-0661  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1216692
Metal-Mediated Synthesis
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ortho Arylation of Aryl Imines via Directed C-H Bond Activation

Contributor(s): Paul Knochel, Tobias Thaler
N. Yoshikai, A. Matsumoto, J. Norinder, E. Nakamura*
The University of Tokyo, Japan
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Publication Date:
25 May 2009 (online)


This article reports an iron(III)-catalyzed imine-directed functionalization of an ortho C-H bond into a C-C bond. The reaction proceeds with high chemoselectivities tolerating bromides, chlorides, tosylates and even triflates on the aromatic moiety.