Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In a recent communication in Angewandte Chemie, grad Florence Williams and Prof. Jarvo report synthesis of cis-1,3-disubstituted isoindolines and a tetrahydroisoquinoline via a palladium(II)-catalyzed cascade reaction. The reaction utilizes commercially available aryl boronic acids and boroxines with a variety of substitutents as building blocks. This work has recently been highlighted in Synfacts.

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