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Dirhodium(II)-Catalyzed Intramolecular C[BOND]H Amination of Aryl Azides


  • This research was financially supported by the Petroleum Research Fund administered by the American Chemical Society (46850-G1) and the University of Illinois at Chicago. We thank Dr. Dan McElheny (UIC) for assistance with NMR spectroscopy, and Dr. Furong Sun (UIUC) for mass spectrometry data.


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Azides to indoles: Dirhodium(II)-catalyzed decomposition of aryl azides was developed as a mild, functional group tolerant method for the synthesis of indoles (see scheme).

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