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Keywords:

  • azomethines;
  • C-H activation;
  • olefination;
  • oxidative coupling;
  • rhodium
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Put it on a ring: A rhodium(III) complex can catalyze the oxidative coupling of azomethine imines with olefins, leading to the synthesis of 1,2-dihydrophthalazines, olefinated aldehydes, or fused pyridines, depending on the conditions used.