Direct synthesis of indenes via a rhodium-catalyzed multicomponent Csp2–H annulation reaction
A highly efficient, direct and multicomponent route for the synthesis of indenes is reported herein. This process is catalyzed by a rhodium(III) complex and conducted under very mild conditions, making the overall process atom and step-economical. DFT mechanistic studies were performed to explore the mechanism of this reaction system.
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