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Weakly-coordinating N-oxide and carbonyl groups for metal-catalyzed C-H activation: The special case of A-ring functionalization

Abstract

Compounds featuring weakly-coordinating N-oxides or carbonyl groups, as for instance, quinoline N-oxide and quinonoid systems represent important structural scaffolds with potential biological activities. Due their biological importance, significant efforts have been devoted to devise robust methods for their step-economical preparation. Among these approches, the C–H activation stratgey has emerged as a powerful, versatile and efficient tool in molecular sciences. This feature article summarizes recent key advances on the transition‐metal-catalyzed C–H functionalization for A-ring functionalization of heteocyclic and quinoidal compounds by challenging weakly-coordinating entities until May 2018.

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The article was received on 18 Apr 2018, accepted on 14 May 2018 and first published on 14 May 2018


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03147A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Weakly-coordinating N-oxide and carbonyl groups for metal-catalyzed C-H activation: The special case of A-ring functionalization

    E. N. da Silva Júnior, G. Jardim, Y. Liang, R. G. da Silva and L. Ackermann, Chem. Commun., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03147A

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