DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1590893
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Copper-Catalyzed C–N Bond Exchange of N-Heterocyclic Substituents around Pyridine and Pyrimidine Cores

Sheng Tao, Enhui Ji, Lei Shi, Ning Liu*, Liang Xu*, Bin Dai*
The authors thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China for financial support (grant number 21466033), the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (Grant No. IRT_15R46), and Yangtze River scholar research project of Shihezi University (Grant No. CJXZ201601).
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Publication History

Received: 02 May 2017

Accepted after revision: 03 August 2017

Publication Date:
28 August 2017 (eFirst)

S. Tao and E. Ji contributed equally.


A copper-catalyzed transfer N-heteroarylation strategy using a C–N bond exchange reaction is described. This reaction accommodates a wide range of pyridine and pyrimidine rings bearing halogen atoms, which have wide utility for subsequent transformations. This method provides a direct and operationally simple approach for modifying complex molecules by the exchange of N-heterocyclic substituents.

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