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 (US)
Pages (from-to)14972-14974
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number45
StatePublished - Nov 12 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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