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Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 11244-11246
18 Aug 2012,
25 Sep 2012
First published online
26 Sep 2012
Highly efficient synthesis of 3-hydroxypyridines has been developed based on carbenoid-mediated N–O bond insertion. Treatment of δ-diazo oxime ethers with dirhodium complex Rh2(tfacam)4 rapidly provides a variety of pyridines in 5–10 minutes in good to excellent yields.