Facile kinetic induction of a dihydropyridide to pyrrolide ring contraction

David R. Carbery, Michael S. Hill, Mary F. Mahon, Catherine Weetman

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Reactions between magnesium 1,4-dihydropyridide or 1,2-dihydro-iso-quinolide derivatives and carbodiimides, RN=C=NR, generally result in Mg-N insertion and formation of guanidinate complexes. More sterically perturbed systems with N-aryl carbodiimide substitution, however, follow a divergent course of reaction initiating heterocyclic ring contraction and pyrrolide formation under unprecedentedly mild conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5925-5928
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number14
Early online date19 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2016


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