Rhodium(iii)-catalyzed oxidative carbonylation of benzamides with carbon monoxide

Ya Du, Todd K. Hyster, Tomislav Rovis

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An efficient strategy for the oxidative carbonylation of aromatic amides via C-H/N-H activation to form phthalimides using an Rh(iii) catalyst has been developed. The reaction shows a preference for C-H bonds of electron-rich aromatic amides and tolerates a variety of functional groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12074-12076
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
StatePublished - Nov 28 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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