Rhenium- and aniline-catalyzed one-pot annulation of aromatic ketones and α,β-unsaturated esters initiated by C-H bond activation

Yoichiro Kuninobu, Yuta Nishina, Makoto Shouho, Kazuhiko Takai

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Several reaction steps, including C-H activation, lead to indene derivatives in good yields in the rhenium-catalyzed reaction of aromatic ketimines and ethyl acrylate. Indene derivatives can also be obtained by the reactions of aromatic ketones with α,β-unsaturated esters in the presence of a catalytic rhenium complex and p-anisidine (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2766-2768
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2006



  • Annulation
  • C-H activation
  • Conjugate addition
  • Cyclization
  • Rhenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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