A new and efficient Pd-catalyzed cascade cyclization of biaryl-tethered o-alkynylanilines for the formation of dibenzo[a,c]carbazole derivatives has been reported. The use of the alkyl-substituted tertiary anilines together with the combination of the PdCl2 catalyst with the MnO2 oxidant and PivOH is vital for giving rise to 5-endo cyclization, C-N bond cleavage, and C-H bond activation in a cascade manner to produce the corresponding products with structural diversity.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry