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Pd(II)-Catalyzed Arylation and Intramolecular Amidation of γ-C(sp3)–H Bonds: En Route to Arylheteroarylmethane and Pyrrolidone Ring Annulated Furan/Thiophene Scaffolds

Pd(II)-Catalyzed Arylation and Intramolecular Amidation of γ-C(sp3)–H Bonds: En Route to Arylheteroarylmethane and Pyrrolidone Ring Annulated Furan/Thiophene Scaffolds
Ramarao Parella, Srinivasarao Arulananda Babu
We report the Pd(II)-catalyzed, bidentate directing group (BDG)-assisted arylation and successive arylation/intramolecular amidation of γ-C(sp3)–H bonds. The Pd(II)-catalyzed BDG-assisted C–H activation and functionalization of the β-C(sp3)–H bonds of carboxylic acids are well documented, but only a few reports are available that deal with the BDG-directed functionalization of the γ-C(sp3)–H bonds. Various 3-methylthiophene/furan-2-carboxamides (1ae) were derived from their corresponding carboxylic acids and bidentate directing groups. These compounds were then used as substrates to investigate the arylation and successive arylation/intramolecular amidation of the γ-C(sp3)–H bonds. The γ-C(sp3)–H arylation arose from the Pd(II)-catalyzed reactions of these compounds with aryl iodides with reaction periods of 4–24 h (except a few reactions which required 36 or 48 h). Notably, these reactions led to the construction of various unsymmetrical diarylmethane scaffolds, such as thiophene/furan-based arylheteroarylmethanes (36). Prolonging the reaction period to 48–70 h led to successive γ-C(sp3)–H arylation/intramolecular amidation and the construction of both C–C and C–N bonds. Accordingly, these reactions led to the construction of new classes of pyrrolidone-ring annulated thiophene/furan-based heterocyclic scaffolds (e.g., 4,5-dihydro-6H-thieno[2,3-c]pyrrol-6-ones (8), 4,5-dihydro-6H-furo[2,3-c]pyrrol-6-ones (10), and 1-phenyl-1,2-dihydro-3H-benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-c]pyrrol-3-ones (12)), and notably, compounds 8, 10, and 12 resemble the skeletons of 3-phenylisoindolin-1-ones.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b00582

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00582

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