ChemInform Abstract: Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbonylation of Benzamides with Carbon Monoxide.

Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.83). 11/2011; 47(44):12074-6. DOI: 10.1039/c1cc15843k
Source: PubMed


An efficient strategy for the oxidative carbonylation of aromatic amides via C-H/N-H activation to form phthalimides using an Rh(III) catalyst has been developed. The reaction shows a preference for C-H bonds of electron-rich aromatic amides and tolerates a variety of functional groups.

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