Metal controlled regioselectivity in the cyclometallation of 2-(1-naphthyl)-pyridine.

Mikhail Kondrashov, Sudarkodi Raman, Ola Wendt

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Cyclometallation of 2-(1-naphthyl)-pyridine is described. While cyclopalladation results in a five-membered metallacycle, cycloauration displays a completely orthogonal regioselectivity, resulting in the six-membered ring analogue. Bromination of the gold metallacycle results in the new C-H functionalisation product 2-(8-bromonaphth-1-yl)pyridine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-913
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Chemical Sciences


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