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A Simple and Highly Efficient Iron Catalyst for a [2+2+2] Cycloaddition to Form Pyridines

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  • Chunxiang Wang,

    1. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (China), Fax: (+86) 411-8437-9223
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  • Dr. Xincheng Li,

    1. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (China), Fax: (+86) 411-8437-9223
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  • Fan Wu,

    1. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (China), Fax: (+86) 411-8437-9223
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  • Prof. Dr. Boshun Wan

    Corresponding author
    1. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (China), Fax: (+86) 411-8437-9223
    • Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (China), Fax: (+86) 411-8437-9223
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  • Financial support from the National Basic Research Program of China (2010CB833300) is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank Dr. Chunqing Liu (UOP), Prof. Yonggui Zhou, and Dr. Wei Wang for proof-reading this manuscript as well as Prof. Sentaro Okamoto (Kanagawa University) for helpful discussion on experiment details.

Abstract

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Joined by iron: The iron catalyst for the formation of pyridines at room temperature (see scheme), which was generated in situ from an inorganic iron salt and a diphosphine ligand, exhibited high reactivity and regioselectivity.

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