A high-valent Ir(III)-catalyzed C-H bond functionalization is carried out for the first time on water for the synthesis of a biologically relevant chromone moiety. The C-H activation and annulation of salicylaldehydes with diazo-compounds provided the desired chromones. The synthesis of C3-substitution-free chromones has also been demonstrated by a one-pot decarboxylation by employing tert-butyl diazoester. C3 and C5 C-H activations of the product chromone are also carried out under different conditions for further diversification.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 May 17|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry