Rao HS1, Rao AV.
J Org Chem. 2015 Feb 6;80(3):1506-16. doi: 10.1021/jo502446k. Epub 2015 Jan 23.Copper(II) trifluoromethanesulfonate (Cu(OTf)2) efficiently catalyzes the C-C coupling of 3-hydoxyisoindolinones with a variety of aryl-, heteroaryl-, and alkenylboronic acids to furnish C(3) aryl-, heteroaryl-, and alkenyl-substituted isoindolinones. The coupling reactions work smoothly in 1,2-dicholoroethane (DCE) reflux, to effect both inter- and intramolecular versions. This is the first report on C(sp(3))-OH cleavage with concomitant C-C coupling. Read More