Rhodium(I)-catalyzed N–CN bond cleavage: Intramolecular β-cyanation of styrenes

Rui Wang, J R Falck

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We report herein the first example of intramolecular cyanation of a styrene by a rhodium(I)-catalyzed N–CN cleavage reaction. Substituents on the arenes or the styrene alpha-position are tolerated. Our results demonstrate that alkene cyanation can indeed be atom economical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6516-6518
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number58
StatePublished - Jun 25 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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