Nickel-Catalyzed Direct C (sp3)-H Arylation of Aliphatic Amides with Thiophenes

Xie Wang, Longzhi Zhu, Sihai Chen, Xinhua Xu*, Chak Tong Au, Renhua Qiu*

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Nickel-catalyzed heteroarylation of the inactive methyl C(sp3)-H bond of aliphatic amide with heteroarenes is described. The method takes advantage of chelation assistance by an 8-aminoquinolinyl moiety. The synthetic reaction has good tolerance toward functional groups, and it can be used in the construction of various kinds of alkyl-substituted heteroarenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5228-5231
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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