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Organic letters

An unexpected silver triflate catalyzed reaction of 2-alkynylbenzaldehyde with 2-isocyanoacetate.


PMID 22616758

Abstract

An unexpected silver triflate catalyzed reaction of 2-alkynylbenzaldehyde with 2-isocyanoacetate provides an efficient route for the generation of isoquinolines. The reaction proceeds smoothly in air under mild conditions with high efficiency.