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Palladium catalyzed intramolecular acylcyanation of alkenes using α-iminonitriles

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Abstract

Reported here is a palladium catalyzed intramolecular acylcyanation of alkenes using α-iminonitriles. Through this method, highly functionalized indanones are synthesized in moderate to high yields using Pd(PPh3)4, without need for any additional ligands, and a common Lewis acid (ZnCl2). Additionally, the reaction tolerates substitution at various positions on the aromatic ring including electron donating and electron withdrawing groups.

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The article was received on 27 May 2014, accepted on 17 Jun 2014 and first published on 30 Jun 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04068F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 8974-8977
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    Palladium catalyzed intramolecular acylcyanation of alkenes using α-iminonitriles

    N. R. Rondla, J. M. Ogilvie, Z. Pan and C. J. Douglas, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8974
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04068F

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