An efficient synthesis of densely substituted 2-aroylindolizines via the palladium-catalyzed carbonylative cyclization/arylation is reported. This transformation proceeds via the 5-endo-dig cyclization of 2-propargylpyridine triggered by an aroyl Pd complex. It produced diversely substituted 2-aroylindolizines in good to excellent yields.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry