Cobalt-catalyzed carbonylation of N-alkylbenzaldimines to 'N-alkylphthalimidines' (=2,3-dihydro-1H-isoindol-1-ones) via tandem C-H activation and cyclocarbonylation

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Abstract

The reaction of N-alkylbenzaldimines with carbon monoxide (CO) in the presence of cobalt (Co) catalysts resulted in the formation of N-alkylphthalimidines (Table 1). Their formation is proposed to occur by C-H activation of the aryl ring, migratory insertion of the hydride species into the benzaldimine functionality, CO coordination, and insertion into the Co-C bond, followed by reductive elimination of the N-alkylphthalimidine and regeneration of the starting Co species (Scheme 4). Deuterium (2H)-labeling NMR studies are consistent with this mechanism (Scheme 5).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1687-1695
Number of pages9
JournalHelvetica Chimica Acta
Volume89
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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