Pd(II)-Catalyzed C8–H alkoxycarbonylmethylation of 1-naphthylamides with α-chloroalkyl esters
An efficient protocol for palladium-catalyzed picolinamide directed C8–H alkoxycarbonylmethylation of 1-naphthylamine derivatives with α-chloroalkyl esters has been developed. The reaction exhibited a broad substrate scope and good functional group tolerance with high isolated yields. Note that α-chloroalkyl esters as a new type of alkylating reagent could be easily functionalized further due to their pending an ester group.
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