DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.202300384 ISSN:

Ruthenium‐Catalyzed Pyridyl‐Directed C−H Allylation of Arenes with 1‐Aryl‐2‐vinylpyrrolidines

Hang Yu, Zhong‐Xia Wang
  • Organic Chemistry


The [Ru(p‐cymene)Cl2]2‐catalyzed reaction of 2‐arylpyridines with 1‐aryl‐2‐vinylpyrrolidines is carried out in CF3CH2OH at 40 °C in the presence of KOAc, affording ortho‐C−H allylation products of arenes in 29 % to 99 % yields and 1:0.7 to 1 : 5.4 Z/E ratio. The amino groups remain in the product molecules. The protocol suits for a wide scope of substrates and tolerates functional groups including alkyl, aryl, MeO, F, Cl, Br, OCF3, and CF3 groups.

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