Rhenium-catalyzed synthesis of 3-imino-1-isoindolinones by C-H bond activation: Application to the synthesis of polyimide derivatives

Shunsuke Sueki, Yuanfang Guo, Motomu Kanai, Yoichiro Kuninobu

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Polyimide solution: Synthesis of the title compounds from aromatic imidates and isocyanates in good to excellent yields by a rhenium-catalyzed C-H bond transformation is described. The reaction also proceeded in high yield on gram scale and could be applied to the synthesis of polyimide derivatives (see figure), which are highly soluble in organic solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11879-11883
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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