JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY vol. 80, no. 15, pp. 7824 - 7829
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS
A novel Pd-catalyzed Ullmann-type homocoupling reaction of the Blaise reaction intermediate generated by the reaction of 2-bromo arylnitriles and a Reformatsky reagent has been developed for one-pot synthesis of enamino esterfunctionalized biaryls 2 in good yields. The 2,2'-substituted enamine moieties of the coupling products could be cyclized under acidic conditions through the conjugate addition/deamination cascade to afford the seven-membered N-heterocyclics 3 with biaryl backbone in excellent yields.