The novel synthesis of a new skeletal compound, benzonaphthazepine, from N-bromobenzylnaphthylamine using a Pd reagent is described. In the biaryl coupling reaction of N-bromobenzylnaphthylamine using a Pd reagent, the intramolecular coordination of the benzylamino group to Pd causes regioselective C-H activation at the peri position relative to the amine group on the naphthalene ring, producing benzonaphthazepine in good to excellent yield. The bulkiness of the substituent at C7 on the naphthalene ring affects the regioselectivity of the biaryl coupling reaction.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 18 2004|
- C-H activation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry