Palladium-catalyzed direct C-H arylation of enamides with simple arenes

Sreekumar Pankajakshan, Yun He Xu, Jun Kee Cheng, Man Ting Low, Teck Peng Loh

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Z only: An atom-economical synthetic route towards arylated Z-enamides through double C-H functionalization is described. The Z/E selectivity of the palladium-catalyzed monoarylation is absolute (step A in scheme), and the molecular complexity of the products can be further endowed by a sequential second arylation, which requires the use of trifluoracetic acid (TFA; step B).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5701-5705
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 4 2012


  • C-H functionalization
  • arylation
  • enamides
  • palladium
  • synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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