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Keywords:

  • alkynes;
  • C[BOND]H activation;
  • cyclization;
  • indenamines;
  • rhodium

Abstract

The rhodium(III)-catalyzed coupling of azomethine ylides with alkynes via C[BOND]H activation has been developed for the synthesis of indenamines in moderate to high yields. The coupled products can be further oxidized to indenones and derivatives.