(Equation Presented). A practical synthetic method for the annulation of benzo-rings by the intramolecular coupling of an aryl iodide and a methylene C-H bond is described. The palladium-catalyzed C-H functionalization is directed by an aminoquinoline carboxamide group, which can be easily installed and removed. High yields and broad substrate scope were achieved. An additive of ortho-phenyl benzoic acid, identified from a systematic screening, functions as a critical ligand for the catalytic process under mild condition, even at near room temperature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry