Dmitry Tsvelikhovsky - Synthesis of Heterocycles via Pd-Ligand Controlled Cyclization of 2-Chloro-N-(2-vinyl)aniline: Preparation of Carbazoles, Indoles, Dibenzazepines, and Acridines

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  J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  2010, 132 (40), pp 14048–14051

  Publication Date (Web): September 21, 2010   (Communication)

  DOI: 10.1021/ja107511g


  The Pd-catalyzed condensation of 2-bromostyrene and   2-chloroaniline derivatives yields stable diphenylamine   intermediates, which are selectively converted to five-, six-, or   seven-membered heteroaromatics (indoles, carbazoles, acridines,   and dibenzazepines). The selectivity of these intramolecular   transformations is uniquely ligand-controlled and offers   efficient routes to four important classes of heterocycles from a   common precursor.

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