Access to biaryl sulfonamides by palladium-catalyzed intramolecular oxidative coupling and subsequent nucleophilic ring opening of heterobiaryl sultams with amines.

The installation of sulfonamide pharmacophores on heterobiaryls has successfully been executed by a previously unknown palladium-catalyzed intramolecular oxidative coupling in N-arylsulfonyl heterocycles followed by novel ring opening of heterobiaryl sultams with amine nucleophiles. The protocol has a wide scope of substrates warranting broad applications… CONTINUE READING