Synfacts 2005(1): 0109-0109  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872207
Synthesis of Heterocycles
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Regioselective Hydroamination for the Synthesis of Tricyclic Quinolines

Contributor(s): Victor Snieckus, Farhad Nowrouzi
C. S. Yi*, S. Y. Yun, I. A. Guzei
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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Publication Date:
21 September 2005 (online)


An efficient catalytic C-H bond activation/hydroamination protocol has been developed for the synthesis for tricyclic quinoline derivatives in modest to excellent yields (42-99%) under mild conditions. The reaction shows rapid attainment of complexity with minimum functional group requirement. A catalytically active cationic ruthenium-acetylide complex has been isolated and characterized but not shown to participate in the reaction.