Tetrahydroquinoline syntheses induced with catalytic amounts of viologen additives

Zheng Xue, Anindya Samanta, Bruce R. Whittlesey, Michael F. Mayer

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Abstract

The viologen N,N′-dicyanomethyl-4,4′-bipyridinium·2PF6 was found to induce an aza-Diels-Alder reaction of N-arylimines with N-vinylpyrrolidinone or N-vinylcarbazole, producing tetrahydroquinoline derivatives with high cis/trans selectivities and yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6064-6067
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume50
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2009

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