A hypervalent iodine(III)-mediated intramolecular decarboxylative Heck-type reaction of 2-vinyl-phenyl oxamic acids has been developed. The unique ring-strain-enabled radical decarboxylation mechanism is preliminarily revealed. This protocol features metal-free reaction conditions and operational simplicity, allowing the lactamization of 2-vinylanilines using a readily accessible carbonyl source and the synthesis of various 2-quinolinones with excellent chemoselectivity at room temperature.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry