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We report herein a Rh(III)-catalyzed cyclization of N-nitrosoanilines with alkynes for streamlined synthesis of indoles. The synthetic protocol features a distinct internal oxidant, N-N bond, as a reactive handle for catalyst turnover, as well as a hitherto tantalizingly elusive intermolecular redox-neutral manifold, predicated upon C-H activation, for the(More)
A versatile, traceless C-H activation-based approach for the synthesis of diversified heterocycles is reported. Rh(III)-catalyzed, N-amino-directed C-H alkenylation generates either olefination products or indoles (in situ annulation) in an atom- and step-economic manner at room temperature. The remarkable reactivity endowed by this directing group enables(More)
Traceless heterocycle synthesis based on transition-metal-catalyzed C-H functionalization is synthetically appealing but has been realized only in monodentate directing systems. Bidentate directing systems allow for the achievement of high catalytic reactivity without the need for a high-cost privileged ligand. The first bidentate directing-enabled,(More)
A previously elusive Ru(II) -catalyzed N-N bond-based traceless C-H functionalization strategy is reported. An N-amino (i.e., hydrazine) group is used for the directed C-H functionalization with either an alkyne or an alkene, affording an indole derivative or olefination product. The synthesis features a broad substrate scope, superior atom and step(More)
A Co(III)-catalyzed, internal and terminal alkyne-compatible indole synthesis protocol is reported herein. The N-amino (hydrazine) group imparts distinct, diverse reactivity patterns for directed C-H functionalization/cyclization reactions. Notable synthetic features include regioselectivity for a meta-substituted arylhydrazine, regioselectivity for a(More)
The use of enaminones as effective synthons for a directed C-H functionalization is reported. Proof-of-concept protocols have been developed for the Rh(III) -catalyzed synthesis of naphthalenes, based on the coupling of enaminones with either alkynes or α-diazo-β-ketoesters. Two inherently reactive functionalities (hydroxy and aldehyde groups) are(More)
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