N,N-Chelate-control on the regioselectivity in acetate-assisted C–H activation

Warren B. Cross, Eric G. Hope, Yi Hsien Lin, Stuart A. Macgregor, Kuldip Singh, Gregory A. Solan*, Nurhusna Yahya

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Bidentate N,N-pyridylimine or N,N-pyridylamine donors are effective chelating ligands for regiospecific C–H activation at the peri-(C8)-position of a naphthyl ring on reaction with palladium(ii) acetate; DFT calculations show N,N-chelates bias the cyclopalladation towards 6-membered ring products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1918-1920
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2013


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