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Corresponding authors: Simon R. Blakely and Cora E. Macbeth Department of Chemistry, Emory University, USA E-mail: sblakey@emory.edu, cmacbet@emory.edu


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This research was supported by the National Science Foundation under the Center for Chemical Innovation in Selective C–H Functionalization (CHE-1205646).

Cobalt catalyzed sp3 C–H amination utilizing aryl azides


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Chemical Science


Volume 6, Number 11


, Pages 6672-6675

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A dinuclear Co(ii) complex supported by a modular, tunable redox-active ligand system is capable of selective C-H amination to form indolines from aryl azides in good yields at low (1 mol%) catalyst loading. The reaction is tolerant of medicinally relevant heterocycles, such as pyridine and indole, and can be used to form 5-, 6-, and 7-membered rings. The synthetic versatility obtained using low loadings of an earth abundant transition metal complex represents a significant advance in catalytic C-H amination technology.

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