Rhenium-catalyzed insertion of aldehyde into a C-H bond: Synthesis of isobenzofuran derivatives

Yoichiro Kuninobu, Yuta Nishina, Chie Nakagawa, Kazuhiko Takai

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A rhenium complex, [ReBr(CO)3(thf)]2, catalyzed reactions of aromatic ketimines with aldehydes to give isobenzofuran derivatives in good to excellent yields. In contrast to ruthenium and rhodium catalysts, aldehydes, which are polar unsaturated molecules, inserted into the C-H bond after activation by the rhenium complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12376-12377
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - Sep 27 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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