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Chelation-Assisted Palladium-Catalyzed Cascade Bromination/Cyanation Reaction of 2-Arylpyridine and 1-Arylpyrazole C−H Bonds

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posted on 18.12.2009, 00:00 authored by Xiaofei Jia, Dongpeng Yang, Wenhui Wang, Fang Luo, Jiang Cheng
A chelation-assisted palladium-catalyzed cascade bromination/cyanation reaction of 2-arylpyridine and 1-arylpyrazole C−H bonds has been developed. Notably, the reaction employs K3[Fe(CN)6] as a safe and nontoxic cyanide source, providing aromatic nitriles in moderate to good yields in one-pot. The procedure tolerates methoxy, chloro, fluoro, cyano, trifluoromethyl, and carbomethoxy groups.