Naoki Ishida

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Chiral N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands having a 2,2'-bisquinoline-based C(2) symmetric skeleton were developed. The ligands exhibited good enantioselectivity in palladium-catalyzed intramolecular α-arylation of amides to give 3,3-disubsituted oxindoles.
A rhodium catalyst induced ring opening of benzocyclobutenols with selective cleavage of the C(sp(2))-C(sp(3)) bond adjacent to the hydroxyl group. The site-selectivity markedly contrasted with that of their thermal ring-opening reaction. The rhodium-catalyzed ring opening led to the development of a new alkyne insertion reaction constructing a(More)
Pyridine-borane complexes were synthesized from 2-arylpyridines through an electrophilic aromatic borylation reaction with BBr(3). The intermediate 2-(2-dibromoborylaryl)pyridines were stable enough to be handled in air and served as the synthetic platform for variously substituted pyridine-borane complexes. This facile method would be useful for the(More)