The Ir-catalyzed C-H borylation of fluoroquinolines has been realized. The quinoline boronic ester formed undergoes a range of important transformations of relevance to medicinal chemistry. Judicious choice of the substituent at C4 on the quinoline facilitated the unmasking of a fluoroquinolonethe core structure of many antibiotics.
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- Organic Chemistry