A Co(OAc)2-catalyzed trifluoromethylation and subsequent C(3)-selective arylation of 2-(propargylamino)pyridines has been developed. A new 6-endo-dig cyclization involving an unprecedented C(3) selective arylation of the pyridines instead of a commonly observed 5-exo-dig cyclization with "N" is realized. Moreover, the study presents the first case of the installation of a trifluoromethyl group into electron-deficient azaarenes. The process delivers an efficient cascade approach to new trifluoromethylated 1,8-naphthyridine structures with a broad substrate scope.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry