A mild visible-light-induced Pd-catalyzed intramolecular C−H arylation of amides is reported. The method operates by cleavage of a C(sp2)−O bond, leading to hybrid aryl Pd-radical intermediates. The following 1,5-hydrogen atom translocation, intramolecular cyclization, and rearomatization steps lead to valuable oxindole and isoindoline-1-one motifs. Notably, this method provides access to products with readily enolizable functional groups that are incompatible with traditional Pd-catalyzed conditions.
- light-mediated reactions
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