Rhodium-catalyzed transannulation of 1,2,3-triazoles with nitriles

Tony Horneff, Stepan Chuprakov, Natalia Chernyak, Vladimir Gevorgyan, Valery V. Fokin

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Stable and readily available 1-sulfonyl triazoles are converted to the corresponding imidazoles in good to excellent yields via a rhodium(II)-catalyzed reaction with nitriles. Rhodium iminocarbenoids are proposed intermediates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14972-14974
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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    Horneff, T., Chuprakov, S., Chernyak, N., Gevorgyan, V., & Fokin, V. V. (2008). Rhodium-catalyzed transannulation of 1,2,3-triazoles with nitriles. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130(45), 14972-14974. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja805079v