Rh(2)(II)-catalyzed synthesis of carbazoles from biaryl azides.

An array of carbazoles (23 examples) can be synthesized from substituted biaryl azides at 60 degrees C using substoichiometric quantities of Rh(2)(O(2)CC(3)F(7))(4) or Rh(2)(O(2)CC(7)H(15))(4).